The appeal of the Range Rover Evoque, the luxury compact SUV for the city and beyond, has been broadened even further in 2021 with the launch of a new luxuriously appointed Range Rover Bronze Collection Special Edition, as well as the arrival of the powerful Range Rover Evoque P300 HST. These new Special Editions sit alongside the Range Rover Evoque Autobiography, the pinnacle of the line-up, which was introduced in 2020.
The new Bronze Collection Special Edition builds on the Range Rover Evoque’s sophisticated design and luxurious interior, based on the well-appointed Evoque S specification. On the outside, the new model is distinguished by its distinctive Corinthian Bronze contrast roof, Burnished Copper side vents and new Satin Dark Grey 20-inch five split-spoke alloy wheels.
Available in three exterior colours – Carpathian Grey, Santorini Black and Seoul Pearl Silver –the changes highlight the signature floating roof and reductive exterior design of the Range Rover Evoque. Inside, Natural Grey Ash veneers, unique Bronze Collection carpet mats with metal-capped corners and Ebony grained leather seats provide a heightened sense of luxury.
The Bronze Collection is available with the full range of efficient next-generation Ingenium petrol and diesel engines.
Professor Gerry McGovern OBE, Chief Creative Officer, Jaguar Land Rover, said: “Range Rover Evoque has a unique personality and the new Bronze Collection Special Edition brings a heightened sense of sophistication, with its distinctive contrast roof and delicate copper detailing creating a timeless sense of modernity that enhances its desirability while provoking an emotional connection.”
Also introduced for 2021 is the new Range Rover Evoque P300 HST. Exclusively powered by the 300PS 2.0-litre Ingenium petrol engine, the new special edition brings a purposeful new edge to Land Rover’s compact luxury SUV. Featuring a stealthy high-performance look inspired by the Range Rover Sport HST, the new edition is based on the Evoque R-Dynamic S and features a unique combination of interior and exterior updates.
Powered by the 300PS Ingenium petrol engine, the P300 HST accelerates from 0-100km/h in 6.8 seconds (0-60mph in 6.5 seconds). Driving through a nine-speed automatic gearbox and featuring Land Rover’s cutting-edge Terrain Response 2 system, the all-wheel drive model combines dynamic on-road handling with trademark Range Rover all-terrain capability.
The new Evoque Bronze Collection Special Edition and P300 HST join the Range Rover Evoque Autobiography which was introduced in 2020. The Evoque Autobiography sits at the pinnacle of the compact SUV’s line-up, embodying the refinement and luxury synonymous with Range Rover. The flagship Evoque Autobiography edition features distinctive and elegant exterior design accents and a luxurious interior. A plug-in-hybrid version is also available, for customers looking for a more sustainable, efficient luxury compact SUV.
For 2021, 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 70mph, up to 80 per cent of the battery charge can be attained in just 90 minutes*.
In addition to the P300e plug-in hybrid, a range of engine options are available for the Evoque including two efficient next-generation four-cylinder Ingenium diesel engines, both of which feature Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle (MHEV) technology. Using a belt-driven starter motor and battery pack, MHEV vehicles harvest energy normally lost under deceleration, feeding back to the vehicle’s 48-volt battery to boost the performance and deliver enhanced fuel economy. Available in 165PS and 200PS outputs, these engines are more powerful than the outgoing engines, with improved CO2 and fuel economy. The D165 MHEV AWD offers CO2 from 168g/kmΔ and fuel economy of up to 44.1mpg (6.4l/100km)Δ, whilst the D165 FWD offers CO2 from 158g/kmΔ and fuel economy of up to 47.1mpg (6.0l/100km)Δ.
The 1.5-litre Ingenium three-cylinder petrol engine – the P160 – is also available for the Range Rover Evoque. is available with an automatic eight-speed transmission, offering customers an efficient yet refined entry point. The advanced three-cylinder P160 – the same engine which powers the plug-in hybrid P300e – produces 160PS (118kW) and 260Nm of torque, delivering a compelling blend of performance and economy thanks to its lightweight construction and front-wheel-drive setup. It offers CO2 from 179g/kmΔ and fuel economy of up to 35.8mpg (7.9l/100km)Δ.
Meanwhile, customers continue to have a wide selection of additional petrol engines to choose from with P200, P250 and P300 options, all fitted with MHEV technology.
The digital experience inside the Range Rover Evoque has been transformed with Land Rover’s state-of-the-art Pivi infotainment. The system is ready to go as soon as it’s switched on – a separate data plan and battery mean there’s no delay. Software updates are available over-the-air via the vehicle’s embedded data connection at no cost, and can even be scheduled at a time to suit. This ensures customers always have the latest maps, apps and vehicle features without having to visit a retailer. The system is enabled by an advanced Electrical Vehicle Architecture and is available as either standard Pivi, or Pivi Pro from S-specification††.
Streaming music and media has never been simpler, with Spotify integrated as a ‘media source’ within the infotainment menu – data included** – and Bluetooth connectivity for two phones at once. There’s also wireless device charging with signal-boosting option†. The second-generation Activity Key is also available, allowing customers to unlock any door, lock or even start the vehicle, just by being nearby.
Alex Heslop, Director of Electrical Engineering, Jaguar Land Rover, said: “The infotainment experience in our best-selling compact SUV has been transformed with our new electric vehicle architecture and Pivi infotainment. The advanced hardware and software means the Range Rover Evoque is more digitally connected than ever. Our customers can now benefit from a system as responsive and easy to use as a smartphone, which actually improves over time, thanks to Software-Over-The-Air updates.”
Customers can now even check the quality of the air in the cabin via the touchscreen by activating the smart Cabin Air Filtration system ΔΔ to filter out harmful fine particulate matter often found in cities and high-traffic areas. The system – introduced in addition to the existing Cabin Air Ionisation feature – filters out fine particulate matter, allergens, pollen and even strong smells. The system can filter ultrafine particulates (up to and even below PM2.5). Occupants simply select 'Purify' mode to activate the system, which filters and continually monitors the air inside the cabin relative to the air outside. The touchscreen offers reassurance that the air within the cabin is cleaner than the air outside.
Other technology updates include a comprehensive suite of Advanced Driver Assistance features for the Evoque, which achieved a five-star Euro NCAP rating. The Rear Collision Monitor uses radars to constantly monitor the vehicle’s rear, meaning the vehicle is primed to reduce the severity of an impact for the occupants, while the optional 3D Surround Camera lets the driver see what is happening around the vehicle at speeds of up to 19mph, making maneuvering and even navigating difficult terrain simpler than ever.
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