Luxury car maker Land Rover has unveiled the five-door version of the new Range Rover Evoque at the Los Angeles Auto show.
The Range Rover Evoque boasts of being the smallest, lightest, most fuel-efficient Range Rover ever. The five door features lightweight construction techniques and a new state-of-the-art gasoline engine that comes with direct injection, the car maker said in a statement.
This new version offers an exciting new interpretation of the LRX concept car design, combining the dramatic stance and dynamic appeal of the original cross-coupe with the enhanced functionality offered by a five-door format.
The addition of the five-door to the Range Rover Evoque line-up extends the appeal of our brand still further, said Land Rover's Managing Director Phil Popham.
While retaining everything that's great about the Range Rover Evoque coupe, this new five-door bodystyle will offer customers even more choice, greater versatility and flexibility. The launch of the Evoque in 2011 will expand and revitalize the global appeal of the Range Rover marque.
The Range Rover Evoque five-door shares its turbocharged powertrain with the coupe model. The state-of-the-art petrol engine offers smooth and responsive power, delivering 0-60 mph in 7.1 seconds (based on manufacturer's estimates), blending four-cylinder efficiency with six-cylinder performance. The new 240bhp, 2.0-liter Si4 gasoline engine combines direct fuel injection, turbocharging and twin variable valve timing for exceptional driveability and excellent fuel efficiency, the carmaker said.
The five-door models of the Range Rover Evoque will be manufactured at Land Rover's Halewood plant in Merseyside, UK. The car will go on sale in more than 160 markets worldwide, with North American deliveries from fall 2011. Indicative pricing starts around $45,000.