Range Rover Evoque Autobiography Dynamic unveiled
Range Rover will debut the Autobiography variant of the Evoque at next month's Geneva Motor Show. The Autobiography are the top of the line variants of Range Rover models. Called the Range Rover Evoque Autobiography Dynamic, this new trim will also be more powerful and agile, with better comfort and an optimised chassis for sharper handling.
The Evoque has become the fastest selling Land Rover of all time with more than 2,70,000 units being sold since its 2011 launch. Land Rover has not disclosed price or launch details of this edition yet. More news is expected after the Geneva debut.
Outside, the revised Evoque gets new grille design, 20-inch alloy wheels and jewel like head and tail lamps. The differentiation from the standard Evoque comes in the form of a new phoenix orange body colour and a rectangular Autobiography badging on the side vents and tailgate.
While entering the car, you are greeted by an illuminated tread plate with the Autobiography logo embossed on it. Customers get a choice of dynamic leather interior with either sports or premium climate seats. Apart from the standard features available in the Evoque including its infotainment system, this version gets the debut of Land Rover's InControl apps. This feature allows vehicle-optimised smartphone apps to be displayed and controlled from the vehicle's touch screen.
All that the user needs to do is download this app to their smartphone and connect it to the vehicle's dedicated USB port to display compatible phone apps on the Evoque's touchscreen. This feature aims at bringing the convenience and familiarity of iPhone or Android smartphone apps in to the vehicle.
The new edition of the Evoque gets 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine that makes 45PS more power at 285PS and 60Nm more torque at 400Nm. The 9-speed ZF transmission has been tweaked for better response to driver inputs and the steering has been tuned for additional on-centre precision.
The chassis gets an upgraded suspension geometry, firmer springs and recalibrated adaptive dampers. Torque Vectoring by Braking (TVB) is standard equipment which reduces understeer on low and high grip surfaces.