Range Rover Evoque 2016 vs 2015 - Changes Explained

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The Range Rover Evoque is quite possibly the best looking SUV in the world today. The Evoque was introduced in 2011 as a three or five door version. The SUV was designed by Gerry McGovern and has been received well throughout the world.

The Range Rover Evoque or the baby Rover has had constant upgrades done since it was launched and of late, the latest 2016 Range Rover Evoque was launched in India. The SUV has had many changes compared to the outgoing 2015 model and here are the changes.

Design

The 2016 model has had a minor exterior design change that makes the overall vehicle look very refreshed. Some of the design changes in the new Range Rover Evoque include redesigned front and rear bumpers, revised headlamps and daytime running lights, repositioned fog lamps, and a new front grille.

Majority of the changes are visible in the front profile of the 2016 Range Rover Evoque. The bumpers are redesigned, with bigger air intakes, slimmer foglamps, and so are the headlights and the daytime running lights.

The side profile has not changed at all. The 2016 Range Rover Evoque still maintains the sloped down roof line and the muscular front design. The rear view mirror though has had a minor change in design, which is practically not visible until spoken about. The alloy wheel design is new as well.

The rear of the SUV has been redesigned to keep up with the front of the vehicle. The tail lamps are refreshed and so is the roof mounted spoiler, that has been made a little narrower, housing the brake light. The tailgate can now be operated hands free. Just a wave of the foot under the rear bumper opens the tailgate now.

Features

The interior remains identical to the outgoing model of the Evoque. The 2016 model retails the steering mounted controls and the overall layout is very similar. What is new are seats, and a multi functional touch screen 8-inch infotainment system. Also, the materials used for upholstery are new.

Engine Specification

The new, 2016 Range Rover Evoque comes with a 2.2-litre turbocharged diesel engine that produces 188bhp and 420Nm of torque. This power unit comes mated to a standard 9-speed automatic gearbox with paddle shifters. The engine has been retained from the previous model.

Safety

Safety is something that the Evoque offers in abundance. Features such as airbags for the driver and passenger, side curtain airbags for the the first and second row, knee airbag for the driver, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Traction Control System (TCS), hill descent control, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), and Roll Stability Control (RSC) are offered.

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Story first published: Friday, November 20, 2015, 16:31 [IST]
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