Land Rover has turned its attention to some serious mechanical upgrades. The SUV, which had recently switched from a six-speed automatic transmission to a nine-speed automatic, is now capable of 21 mpg city and 30 mpg highway, according to the EPA’s estimates. The 2014 Range Rover Evoque from Land Rover will be more economical than its predecessor.
Recently by receiving the Green Organization 2013 Green Apple award, the Range Rover Evoque has been titled the most eco small SUV. The jury comprised of the writers from the Midland Group of Motoring from Britain.
Empowered with a 2.0 liter 4 cylinder directly injected turbo charged engine, the 2014 Range Rover Evoque has turned out to be one of the few passenger vehicles offering this technology. The new nine-speed automatic gearbox which will help reduce the fuel consumption by up to 11.4 percent and CO2 emissions by up to 9.5 percent. The new transmission enhances both performance and efficiency.
Including a standard system for the Active Driveline including the active differentials, torque vectoring and active torque biasing, the British automaker has done a great job. The improved Torque Vectoring system directs the torques among all the four wheels that helps in improving the handling.
It is also packed with some of the advanced safety equipments for instance, Closing Vehicle Sensing, Forward Alert, Park Exit, a new cruise control system assisting in queuing and a smart Emergency Braking.
Now coming to the pricing of this eco small SUV, the base model starts at $41,995 and goes up to $57,195. The price do includes the destination charge worth $895. The all new updated 2014 Range Rover Evoque is already selling fast in UK and Europe.