Land Rover has upgraded the Range Rover Evoque with new engine and other cosmetic changes too. Range Rover Evoque’s exterior design has been further enhanced with a selection of carefully chosen revisions. These updates include a new front bumper, two new grille designs, all-LED headlamps and three new alloy wheel designs. 2016 model year Evoque is the first Jaguar Land Rover to be offered with full-LED adaptive headlamps. The interior changes include new seats and door casings, new infotainment system, accessed via an eight-inch touchscreen, and the introduction of new colour and materials such as Lunar Ice, Vintage Tan and Dark Cherry (Autobiography only).
Land Rover’s own designed and developed diesel engine also debuts on the Range Rover Evoque. The new four-cylinder Ingenium unit brings provides up to 177bhp with an all-wheel drive version. The all-aluminium Ingenium TD4 engine, 20-30kg lighter than its predecessor with stiff cylinder blocks and decoupled injectors ensuring low levels of vibration and noise intrusion, is available in two power outputs: 148bhp and 177bhp.
The 148bhp unit is 18% more fuel efficiency versus the Evoque’s previous diesel engines. The previous engines were designed by Ford, and the new diesel ones are JLR designed and developed in UK itself. The 2016 model year Evoque is also offered with Land Rover’s existing advanced 237bhp Si4 petrol engine, which is still the same Ford engine.
A range of advanced features have been applied to the Ingenium engines to ensure outstanding environmental performance, including variable valve timing and a series of low friction technologies. Selective catalytic reduction and a new low-pressure exhaust gas recirculation system significantly reduce emissions. The service intervals for the TD4 engine have been extended from 25,000 kilometres to 33,000 kilometres to reduce running costs on the new lightweight engines.