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Range Rover Evoque 5dr revealed


Range Rover Evoque 5dr revealed

The first picture of the five-door Range Rover Evoque has leaked on to the internet.

The Romanian site that leaked the picture claimed the five-door model would be on show at the Paris motor show later this week, but instead Autocar understands it will be unveiled ahead of a Los Angeles debut in mid-November. The model pictured here was shown to dealers ahead of the Paris show.

It will have shortened front doors and narrow-aperture rear doors and sales are likely to start in 2012.

Like the three-door model, two specs of 2.2-litre turbodiesel powerplants, with 148bhp and 187bhp, will form the bulk of sales. Both of the models will have stop-start as standard when accompanied by a manual gearbox. There will also be a petrol version, using a 237bhp variant of Ford’s turbocharged 2.0-litre Ecoboost engine.

The front-drive 148bhp diesel will return 58mpg and less than 130g/km of CO2 when paired with a manual gearbox (adding two driven wheels will cost you 8mpg and more than 15g/km).

But the oil-burners and the petrol motor will also be offered with four-wheel drive and an updated six-speed auto transmission; it’s controlled via the rising circular selector from the Jaguar XF.

A full-length panoramic roof will be on the list, but if you don’t want glass, contrasting paint colours of lid will also be available as a no-cost option.

Inside, you can spec a dual-view TFT screen for simultaneous sat-nav and television display, and upgrade the stereo to a 1200W, 17-speaker Meridian system.

Other options include park assist, dual-zone climate control with a timer facility, a powered tailgate, adaptive headlights and a heated windscreen.

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