Range Rover Evoque gets updates for 2014

* Nine-speed automatic Evoque now available * Fuel economy and emissions improved * 'On demand' four-wheel-drive system added...

Range Rover Evoque gets updates for 2014
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Tom Webster
20 Aug 2013 13:25

The Range Rover Evoque is getting a series of updates for 2014, including a new nine-speed automatic gearbox.

The automatic gearbox was first shown at the 2013 Geneva motor show, and it will now replace the six-speed auto that the Evoque has had since it was launched.

CO2 emissions are improved by up to 9.5% and fuel economy is up by 11.4% on certain models as a result.

The 148bhp 2.2-litre diesel now emits 129g/km and boasts an average fuel economy figure of 57.6mpg.

The 2014 updates also include a new optional Active Driveline on-demand four-wheel-drive system. Essentially, this means that, to save fuel, the all-wheel drive Evoque is driven by the front wheels only when it's doing more than 22mph. The system can switch back to four-wheel drive in 300 milliseconds if necessary.

The Active Driveline also comes with a system that splits torque between the rear wheels to boost traction and stability.

A selection of new technologies are also included on the 2014 model, including Park Exit, which can automatically exit parallel parking bays; a Perpendicular Park system, and Closing Vehicle Sensing and Reverse Traffic Detection systems to warn drivers of oncoming traffic.