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LWB Evoque within RangePosted on: December 14, 2012 by megan
I recently entered a competition on the morning television show Daybreak, where I could be in with the chance of winning a brand new Range Rover Evoque. OK, so it is pretty unlikely that I will win, but what’s the worst that can happen! Whilst fantasising about my dream car, I thought it appropriate to spend some time finding out more about the much sought after 4×4, and how it currently rates amongst the Land Rover world.
Land Rover took more than 18,000 orders for the Range Rover Evoque before the car had even hit the production line back in 2011 – which gives me some idea of how sought after this car really is! It’s powerful, bulky and Land Rover’s most fuel-efficient vehicle yet. Land Rover has marketed the Evoque as being more hip, fashionable and urban-orientated than their other models. In addition to this, much of the marketing for the Evoque is directed towards urban-consumers including modern families.
It was therefore very intriguing to read that Land Rover will soon be bringing out an extended-wheelbase Range Rover Evoque, a stretched version of the baby Rangie. This will be going on sale late in 2013, and is likely to carry a slight price premium over the regular five-door Evoque, on account of its larger boot and roomier cabin.
The purpose here is to boost the Evoque’s family car credentials, without sacrificing too much of its concept car appearance. The original model stands at 172 inches long, 77.4 inches wide, on a 104.8-inch wheelbase – and measures up well in terms of roominess for four passengers. However, it looks as though the new longer wheelbase has been designed to give enough room for 7 passengers, which will work well for bigger families.
This vehicle will slot between the Evoque, and the Range Rover Sport in terms of size and price, so it will be interesting to see how it fairs up against its already popular family members.
Land Rover’s motivation behind crafting a mid-size CUV for the Land Rover line comes from the fact that American buyers are pumping cash into the segment at a blistering pace and the Chinese market is similarly ripe for an explosion! It will be interesting to see if the UK is as excited about the change as the rest of the world seem to be.
Allmakes 4×4 already offer a range of styling products for The Evoque:
The news of the Extended Wheel-Base Evoque is sure to excite our Accessories Development Team! I look forward to seeing this new addition to the Land Rover range, and of course the reactions of the great Land Rover public. I am still waiting for my phone call from Daybreak, who knows, maybe you’ll be seeing me driving one in the not so distant future………a girl can dream!
Here’s a youtube clip of the current Evoque!
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