TORONTO, Nov. 24, 2011 /CNW/ - The Range Rover Evoque, the lightest,
most fuel-efficient Range Rover ever produced was today announced the
Best Luxury Compact Utility by the jury of automotive journalists
leading automotive web portal, Auto123.com.
The award, in its third year, created to help consumers in the
increasingly complex process of buying a new vehicle, and to highlight
the best vehicles from the 2012 model year sold in Canada.
Priced starting at $46,995, the all-new Range Rover Evoque stays true to
the core values of Range Rover; providing premium levels of
craftsmanship, luxury, performance and Land Rover multi-terrain
capability while embodied in a more compact package. The Range Rover
Evoque also sends a message that the company is serious about
sustainability and determined to deliver vehicles that are both
relevant and highly desirable.
"This is an exciting vehicle for the Canadian market and we are thrilled
the members of Auto123.com agree with us that it is a winner," said
Lindsay Duffield, President of Jaguar Land Rover Canada. "We believe
many Canadians who had not considered Land Rover before will want all
that Range Rover Evoque offers."
The Range Rover Evoque will be available in two versions: a coupe model,
which precisely mirrors the LRX concept design, and a five-door. The
coupe and five-door are identical in overall length and width; however,
the five-door has a 1.18-inch higher rear roofline.
The all-new Range Rover Evoque is designed and engineered to provide
customers with the same comprehensive range of premium technologies
they expect from a Range Rover vehicle, delivered in a more compact
package. The broad array of Range Rover equipment comprises the latest
technologies for controls, connectivity, comfort and convenience,
including new high-end Meridian audio system and is powered by a new
turbo charged 2.0-litre Si4 engine with direct fuel injection and twin
variable valve timing generates 240 horsepower, as well as full-time
intelligent all-wheel drive.
Built in the United Kingdom, and sold in 160 markets worldwide, the
Range Rover Evoque will be manufactured in the UK, at Land Rover's
multi-award winning Halewood plant in Merseyside.
About Land Rover
Land Rover, the British maker of Land Rover and Range Rover sport
utility vehicles, is renowned for providing its clientele with the most
luxurious and capable vehicles in the world. Every Land Rover and Range
Rover is equally at home both on and off road, and in any setting; be
it in the heart of the city, or traversing the countryside. Today's
Land Rover lineup includes the legendary Defender, LR2 (Freelander 2),
LR4 (Discovery 4), Range Rover Sport, Range Rover and Range Rover
Evoque. Land Rover designs, engineers, and manufactures their vehicles
in the United Kingdom. Land Rover is fully engaged with sustainability
initiatives and social concerns with continuous involvement in
environmental and community programs.
About Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC
Jaguar Land Rover is a business built around two great British car
brands that are designed, engineered and manufactured in the United
Kingdom. Jaguar Cars Limited, founded in 1922, is one of the world's
premier manufacturers of luxury sedans and sports cars. Since 1948,
Land Rover has been manufacturing authentic 4x4s that define "breadth of capability" in their segments.
Jaguar manufactures all their cars exclusively in the United Kingdom, at
the Castle Bromwich manufacturing plant in the British Midlands. Land
Rover and Range Rover models are built in the United Kingdom at the
Solihull and Halewood plants. Land Rover exports to 169 countries and
Jaguar exports to 63 countries, with global sales for both brands
exceeding 240,000 vehicles annually. The Jaguar Land Rover business
employs 16,000 people in United Kingdom, including 3,500 engineers at
two product development centers.
Headquartered in Mahwah, New Jersey in the United States, Jaguar Land
Rover North America, LLC has offices across the USA and Canada and is
represented by more than 330 retail outlets.
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Information about Land Rover North America products is available to
consumers via the Internet at www.landroverusa.com.
SOURCE Jaguar Land Rover Canada
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