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.