Five-door Range Rover Evoque unveiled
- First official pictures of five-door version
- On sale next summer
- Expected to cost from £30,000 (est)
This is the five-door Range Rover Evoque, revealed in the first official pictures of the innovative crossover.
The five-door model is due to be unveiled at the Los Angeles motor show next week and will go on sale alongside the three-door version next summer.
Land Rover's managing director, Phil Popham, said: 'While retaining everything that's great about the Range Rover Evoque coupe, this new five-door bodystyle will offer customers even more choice, greater practicality, versatility and flexibility.'
Although it is the same width and length as its three-door sister, the five-door car is 30mm higher, thanks to a raised roofline that helps to create more space inside.
As well as the extra headroom, says Land Rover, rear-seat passengers in the five-door car have an additional 50mm more shoulder room than those in the three-door, while a full-length glass roof floods the cabin with light.
The three-seat rear bench has ISOFIX child-seat mounts, is split 60/40 and can be folded down to leave 1445 litres of boot space – slightly less than a Nissan Qashqai.
Three design themes
There is also the choice of three design themes – Pure, Prestige and Dynamic – while the available equipment includes automated parking, sat-nav, dual-zone climate control, keyless entry.
On- and off-road, the five-door car is as good as the three-door, says Land Rover, and it has the same engine options: a 2.0-litre turbodiesel with either 148- or 187bhp, and a 237bhp 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine.
Both front- and four-wheel-drive versions will be available, with the front-wheel drive 148bhp diesel-engined car emitting less than 135g/km of CO2.
Prices for the five-door range are expected to start at around £30,000, and the first cars should reach customers in summer 2011.
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