First introduced in 2011, the first-generation Range Rover Evoque enjoyed great popularity with customers across the globe. Previously, the cheapest entry point into the prestigious brand was the Sport - still out of reach for many consumers.
The Evoque combined everything people loved about Range Rovers - style, luxury and off-roading prowess - and put it in a more compact, far more affordable bodyshell.
In 2019, the British brand revealed a second-generation model, with an even more luxurious interior and superior refinement. For 2022, Land Rover SA has added several new trim levels to the line-up, with a Bronze Collection Special Edition and a range-topping Autobiography.
The special edition model is based on the Evoque S trim level. Special bits and pieces found on the exterior differentiate the model, with Satin Dark Grey painted 20-inch alloy wheels, burnished copper side vents and a Corinthian Bronze contrast roof. The Bronze Collection Special Edition is available in three colours, Carpanthian Grey, Santorini Black and Seoul Pearl Silver.
The interior has also received its fair share of special touches, with Natural Grey Ash wood veneer, Ebony grained leather seats and unique Bronze Collection carpet mats with metal-capped corners. Furthermore, a panoramic sunroof, LED headlamps (with daylight running lights) and the brand's ClearSight rear view mirror are all standard.
Sitting at the top of the Evoque line-up is the Autobiography. Based upon the R-Dynamic HSE model, the Autobiography adds even further luxury trimmings. Borrowing from the Black Pack derivative, the halo model receives sportier bumpers, lower trims and body sides. Like the Bronze Collection model, the Evoque receives burnished copper accents and Range Rover lettering.
Finally, 21-inch Diamond Turned alloy wheels finish off the look and compliment the Matrix LED headlamps. Inside, the Autobiography receives quilted full Windsor leather and Grey Ash wood veneer. A fixed panoramic roof is standard, too. Convenience features include an electrically adjustable, heated steering wheel as well as heated seats, front and rear. Front seats gain cooling and are 14-way adjustable, with a memory function for the driver.
In total, the South African Evoque model will comprise of 11 models. Three engine options will be available, including a 147 kW 2.0-litre turbodiesel (D200), 183 kW 2.0-litre turbopetrol (P250) and a plug-in hybrid model with 227 kW. This model uses a 1.5-litre engine and is called the P300e.
"The PHEV’s SAVE mode has been enhanced, allowing the system to recharge more effectively on the move when battery charge is being saved for a later part of the journey – at a steady 113km/h, up to 80 percent of the battery charge can be attained in just 90 minutes," says Land Rover.
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