Land Rover Continues Pre-L.A. Preview of Range Rover Evoque Five-Door

Land Rover trotted out its new Range Rover Evoque at the 2010 Paris Motor Show, but only in three-door form. At the time, the company teased an upcoming five-door model, but seeing as the official debut of the more family-friendly Evoque is set for next week's 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show, the company has seen fit to release an array of new photos and additional information.

Other than the additional interior space, the Evoque five-door shares the same powertrain configurations. Motivation comes from a 2.2-liter diesel four-cylinder with either 148 or 187 horsepower; the gasoline option is a Ford-sourced 2.0-liter EcoBoost inline-four developing 237 horsepower. Front- and all-wheel drive will move the wheels.

Because it bears the Land Rover badge, the Evoque must carry some semblance of off-road utility. The company's Terrain Response system assists on loose surfaces while an optional Adaptive Dynamics with MagneRide dampers help on tarmac. Interior appointments do not disappoint as the usual luxury features will be found, including leather, metallic surfaces, full-size panoramic glass roof, surround cameras, and advanced entertainment systems.

The Range Rover Evoque goes on sale in over 160 markets during Summer 2011 and the five-door model will be available in three trim levels: Pure, Prestige, and Dynamic. The range-topping Dynamic is fitted with striking, 20-inch wheels and contrasting roof and spoiler colors will be up for order. Pricing is expected to start in excess of $40,000.

Source: Land Rover

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