ALL-NEW RANGE ROVER EVOQUE MAKES CANADIAN DEBUT AT MONTREAL INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW

THE ALL-NEW RANGE ROVER EVOQUE IS THE SMALLEST, LIGHTEST, MOST FUEL EFFICIENT RANGE ROVER EVER PRODUCED

MONTREAL, Jan. 13 /CNW/ - The all-new Range Rover Evoque makes its first Canadian appearance along with Land Rover's full 2011 model year line-up at the 2011 Montreal International Auto Show. The all new Range Rover Evoque, and 2011 Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, Land Rover LR4, and Land Rover LR2 will be on display for press review on January 13 and available during the public show days from January 14-23.

All-new Range Rover Evoque

The Range Rover Evoque brings the acclaimed Land Rover's LRX concept car into production reality, faithfully capturing the original design of this landmark coupe concept. 

In keeping with the ethos of Range Rover, the Range Rover Evoque delivers premium levels of craftsmanship, luxury, performance and renowned Land Rover multi-terrain capability into a more compact package.

The Range Rover Evoque is the lightest, most fuel-efficient Range Rover ever. It is a strong demonstration of the marque's commitment to environmental sustainability.

"This is a highly relevant and contemporary vehicle that will suit the modern needs of our customers," said Jaguar Land Rover Canada President, Lindsay Duffield. "And because Quebec is a market that traditionally favours compact, fuel-efficient engines, we really think the Range Rover Evoque will be a hit here."

Lightweight construction techniques ensure optimum efficiency is achieved. A new state-of-the-art engine comes with turbocharging and direct injection. The Range Rover Evoque also adopts low CO2 systems such as Electric Power-Assisted Steering (EPAS) and is built to maximize end of life recyclability.

The new vehicle's dramatic exterior is based directly on the LRX concept car, which drew worldwide acclaim for its fresh interpretation of classic Range Rover design cues.

Smart design and meticulous engineering has allowed the LRX concept to be turned into reality without compromising the core Range Rover values of luxury, refined performance and multi-terrain capability.

On the open road, the Range Rover Evoque offers a polished driving experience that combines dynamic and sporty handling with responsive, effortless performance and refinement.

The Range Rover Evoque offers customers a permanent all-wheel-drive system, which delivers outstanding performance and traction on multiple surfaces, such as snow, gravel and varied off-road surfaces. 

The turbocharged powertrain of the Range Rover Evoque offers smooth and responsive performance, blending four-cylinder efficiency with six-cylinder refinement and power.

A new 240bhp, 2.0-litre Si4 engine combines direct fuel injection, turbocharging and twin variable valve timing for exceptional drivability and fuel efficiency.

The Range Rover Evoque offers customers more choice with three main vehicle design themes, each with its own distinctive character, exterior treatment and carefully coordinated interior package.

'Pure' combines the stunning concept-car exterior with a stylish, clean interior in neutral colors. Soft-touch wrapped materials on the major surfaces contrast with the metal brushed aluminum trim. 

'Prestige' is the ultimate in Range Rover luxury, combining a bespoke exterior that includes unique, 19-inch wheels and sparkling metallic details, an optional 20-inch wheel, with an interior that is almost entirely leather-wrapped.

'Dynamic' brings a bolder exterior with 19-or 20-inch wheels and unique bumpers, sills, grille and tailpipes for a more assertive, confident stance. Contrasting roof and spoiler colors are available, while the premium sports interior offers sports seats with splashes of bright contrast color. 

The Range Rover Evoque will be manufactured at Land Rover's multi award-winning Halewood plant in Merseyside, UK. The car will go on sale in more than 160 markets worldwide from Fall 2011.

2011 Range Rover

Class-leading V8 engines, a multi-talented 6-speed transmission, Terrain Response® upgrades and external styling enhancements all combine to ensure the 2011 Range Rover retains its crown as king of the luxury SUV segment.

The range-topping, 5.0-liter, 510hp supercharged and 375hp naturally-aspirated V8s deliver supreme performance. Their uncompromising, world-class performance is not accompanied by an increase in fuel consumption and emissions compared to their predecessors. These lightweight, direct injection engines combine benchmark efficiency with outstanding power and torque. Acceleration in the naturally aspirated car to 100 km/h is reached in just 7.5 seconds, while for those who want the utmost in performance, the supercharged V8 will rush to 100 km/h in a mere 6.2 seconds.

The 2011 model year Range Rover is further enhanced by improvements to the Terrain Response® system in the form of Hill Start Assist and Gradient Acceleration Control. Dynamically, the Range Rover is equipped with the last word in suspension systems by offering Adaptive Dynamics technology offering firm control of body motions through turns while providing the calm, composed ride Range Rovers are famous for.

Pricing
MSRP
HSE   $94,290
Supercharged  $112,280

2011 Range Rover Sport
The Range Rover Sport models enter the 2011 model year with a solid round of refinements, following a transformational 2010 model year that imbued these performance-focused luxury SUVs with all-new powertrains, a more luxurious interior and enhanced chassis control technology.

In addition, a 2011 Range Rover Sport GT Limited Edition is available, combining the performance of the naturally aspirated 375-horsepower 5.0-liter V8 with a similar styling presence to the Range Rover Sport Autobiography, along with additional features. The Autobiography, which was introduced for 2010 as a limited edition, becomes an option package for 2011. New and reconfigured option packages enhance luxury and value.

MSRP
V8 HSE  $73,200
V8 Supercharged  $88,980

2011 Land Rover LR4

Following a substantial transformation that gave it an all-new powertrain, a more luxurious interior and chassis refinements for 2010, the Land Rover LR4 enters the 2011 model year with additional dynamic control features and a new available Vision Assist Package.

New for 2011, enhancements to the Terrain Response™ system bolster the LR4's already considerable off-road capability, while new and reconfigured option packages enhance luxury and value.

Pricing:
$59,990

2011 Land Rover LR2
Upgraded interior and exterior styling give a fresh new look for the 2011 Land Rover LR2. Exterior design changes include a new front bumper and two bar grille, giving the LR2 a front appearance in line with the hot-selling new Land Rover LR4.

Three new colours, and new alloy wheels give the 2011 LR2 an overall more contemporary, sporty appearance. Inside, a new range of seat styles and a redesigned instrument cluster give the interior of the 2011 LR2 a fresh appearance.

Land Rover aficionados will also note another small but significant change in the famous Land Rover logo, which changes colour for 2011 from gold on green to a more contemporary bright silver on green.

Pricing:
$44,950

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Since 1948 Land Rover has been manufacturing authentic 4x4s that represent true "breadth of capability" across the model range. Defender, LR2 (Freelander 2), LR4 (Discovery 4), Range Rover Sport and Range Rover each define the world's 4x4 sectors, with 78% of this model range exported to over 140 countries. Land Rover employs 8,500 people and supports a further 40,000 jobs supported in the supply chain.

Land Rover takes its responsibility to the environment seriously. Emissions have been cut with all new models and, together with Jaguar, Land Rover is investing £800m on technology specifically aimed at reducing carbon dioxide emissions.  Since September 2006, carbon dioxide generated by Land Rover manufacturing activities and UK customer vehicle use has been balanced through an industry leading offset program run by Climate Care.

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Information about Jaguar Land Rover North America products is available to consumers via the Internet at www.landroverusa.com

SOURCE Jaguar Land Rover Canada

For further information:

Barbara Barrett
Jaguar Land Rover Canada ULC
Communications Manager
613.230.2639
Or
416.565.0226
bbarret7@jaguarlandrover.com

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