Range Rover Evoque 2014 update

Matthew Hayward
20 Aug 2013

Land Rover reveals an updated 2014 version of the popular Range Rover Evoque model

Land Rover has confirmed that the new nine-speed ZF gearbox, as previously tested, will make its debut in the 2014-model Evoque. The updated Evoque will also receive a number of other changes.

Built by German transmission specialists ZF, the new nine-speed automatic ‘box sees a 9.4 per cent reduction in CO2 emissions, and an 11.4 per cent increase in fuel economy.

The Evoque’s on board systems have also been revised, with a number of new and improved features. Most notable is the optional ‘Active Driveline’, which allows the Evoque’s standard four-wheel drive system to switch to front-wheel drive mode once on the move – further improving fuel economy. The system then switches back to all-wheel drive if and when it detects any loss in traction.

Active torque biasing is also employed, with a new electronic differential at the rear, distributing torque between the rear wheels.

More off-roading technology has made its way back from the new full-size Range Rover, which includes a new wading sensor, lane departure warning and a couple of park-assist features.

As well as the technological improvements, the Evoque gets new colour options, four new alloy wheel designs and new-style Land Rover badges. The model goes on sale later this year.

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