Land Rover’s Autobiography trim level makes its way onto the smallest Range Rover this year with the new 2015 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Autobiography Dynamic that will make its debut at the 2014 Geneva auto show next month. This special-edition Evoque is outfitted with some exterior design tweaks along with some fairly significant performance upgrades to set it apart from the standard Land Rover Range Rover Evoque.
All Evoques come standard with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, but the Evoque Autobiography Dynamic is upgraded with a power boost from the standard car’s 240 hp and 250 lb-ft of torque up to 281 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. This upgraded engine continues to route through a nine-speed ZF transmission and standard four-wheel drive, although Land Rover says the transmission has been tuned for more responsiveness in the Autobiography Dynamic model. This special edition also has different chassis tuning to give it a sportier feel, including firmer spring rates, recalibrated dampers, and more precise steering. The front brakes are slightly larger as well, and there is a standard torque-vectoring system that makes use of these upgraded brakes to reduce understeer in corners.
The Range Rover Evoque Autobiography Dynamic is also set apart from the standard car with numerous exterior upgrades, like a new grille, jewel-look headlights and taillights, 20-inch wheels, and a newly available color called Phoenix Orange. On the inside, the Autobiography Dynamic has a special leather interior with six color options, along with an embossed Autobiography logo on the headrest and illuminated side sills that also display the Autobiography name.
Land Rover is also rolling out a new smartphone integration system on this model called Land Rover InControl Apps, which connects to various iPhone and Android apps to display them on the car’s central infotainment screen. This system will be available on other Land Rover models going forward.
The Autobiography Dynamic edition will be available for both two-door and four-door versions of the Range Rover Evoque. Land Rover has not yet released pricing for the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Autobiography Dynamic, but expect a significant premium over the standard Evoque’s starting price of $41,995 with destination. Look for more information about the Range Rover Evoque Autobiography Dynamic closer to its debut at the 2014 Geneva auto show.