Victoria Beckham & Range Rover Evoque

A new top-line Range Rover Evoque has been launched at the Auto China 2012 motor show. The Victoria Beckham-designed Special Edition will be built to order, with no more than 200 leaving Land Rover’s Halewood factory. The car, which is the next step in a relationship between the model and Land Rover first revealed in 2010. Essential to the design is the high quality, hand-finished matt grey paint, with contrasting gloss black finishes on the roof, side, bonnet vents, wheel arches and wheels, giving the overall vehicle a stealth-like quality.

Further underlining the bespoke luxury theme of this vehicle is the use of rose gold accents on the unique 20in gloss black forged alloy wheels, badging and grille surround limited solely to this Special Edition. Complimenting the ultra-modern, stealth-like exterior is an elegant and luxurious interior. The four Sports design seats are finished in a semi-aniline Vintage Tan leather – with a bold, hand-finished ‘baseball’ stitch detail, chosen by Victoria as a tongue-in-cheek reference to her sporting husband, David. The same leather is also used to cover the door inserts, arm rests and central storage box lid.

Continuing the exterior theme is the application of rose gold to the interior where it can be found on the centre console rotary switches and Drive Select Rotary Shifter. Other surfaces have been deliberately understated to reflect the exterior through the extensive use of soft feel black paint on the switchgear, a piano black centre console and dark textured machined aluminium.
Ultra-luxurious mohair mats and microsuede headlining heighten the sense of occasion still further. The all-encompassing vision of this car extends to the loadspace which is trimmed in the same quality materials and will come with an exclusive four-piece leather luggage set lined in the same microsuede as the rooflining.

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A hand-stitched leather wallet, with rose gold detail containing a guide to the exclusive features of the car, is co-branded Range Rover Evoque and signed by Victoria Beckham.  British luxury is a hallmark of both the Land Rover and Victoria Beckham brands. This special edition allows that impression to be further heightened through the use of the finest quality materials and craftsmanship, which highlight the already ultra-premium interior ambience of the Evoque.

Unique to this model is the Vintage-inspired tan leather in a semi-aniline finish which retains the grain and the softness of the hide for a gentler, more luxurious feel. Used on the Evoque’s Sports seats this bold, eye-catching design provides an inviting counterpoint to the exterior and is enhanced with a hand-finished ‘baseball’ stitch. The same leather is also used to cover the door inserts, arm rests and central storage box lid.
Ebony soft-feel paint has been used for all the switchgear while the gloss black exterior touches are mirrored here in the use of a piano black veneer on the centre console, bezels, door handles and air vents. Rose gold is used to subtle effect on the bezels on the centre console that control the heating and ventilation and around the Drive Select Rotary Shifter. Machined aluminium in a dark technical finish is used on the central ‘hockey sticks’ that frame the centre console.
Victoria Beckham inspired the exclusive and ultra-luxurious floor mats. The designer explained that, when she was a young girl, her father owned a Rolls-Royce and she would enjoy taking her shoes off to sink her bare feet into the thick carpeting. Range Rover’s designers replicated this for her by using mohair, usually reserved for luxury clothing, to make the mats. Another soft feel fabric, microsuede has been used for the rooflining.
Bespoke luggage completes the holistic design package that is the Range Rover Evoque Special Edition with Victoria Beckham. This four-piece set is based on the designer’s own luggage range, using the same high-quality internal structure and clothed in hand-stitched black leather. The set comprises ‘his and hers’ wheeled suitcases and matching wash bags, all of which incorporate the microsuede used for the rooflining and, as a finishing touch, the zip pulls are finished in smoked chrome, complementing the matt grey exterior finish.

Victoria Beckham explains the approach: ‘When I first started working with Gerry [McGovern] and the Design Team on the Evoque Special Edition I did a lot of research and created mood boards to show the team my love of timeless and classic design. I looked at yachts, luxury jets, classic cars, movies, personalities and fashion. It’s the small details that make all the difference. I want everyone who gets into this car to feel special and empowered by its quality and craftsmanship. I like that it feels luxurious but also has quite a classic edge to it as well as a contemporary feel.’
Land Rover’s Director of Design, Gerry McGovern, added: ‘Working with Victoria in our design studio at Gaydon certainly created a buzz within the team. But we quickly recognised our similar design tastes and ambition for this car. For example at the first meeting, Victoria herself inspired the use of rose gold. She was wearing dark clothes and no jewellery apart from a rose gold man’s watch. I was struck by the juxtaposition of the masculine watch on a very elegant, feminine wrist. We both agreed it was the ideal way to introduce a softer touch to this bold, assertive exterior colour scheme.’

Throughout the process we were keen to ensure that the vehicle would appeal equally to both men and women; in fact Victoria always maintained that she wanted David to be proud to drive this car. We fully enjoyed working with Victoria and I am confident this special edition will appeal to discerning luxury consumers globally.’

The first cars go to China, which is a massively growing market for Jaguar Land Rover (expect it to become the company’s biggest market in 2013), with the rest of world models coming online shortly after. All 200 cars come with a tailored luggage set and driver’s wallet signed by Victoria Beckham. John Edwards, Land Rover’s Global Brand Director, hopes that there will be more such models if this one proves to be a success.

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Evoque in movie 'Love Rain'

According to Korean website, The car Jang Keun Suk likes, RangeRover has a new model, RangeRover Evoque, and this was used in his new drama Love Rain as the car for his role Seo Joon. This new model of RangeRover Evoque has white color matches Seo Joon’s style very well. See the picture below. The bottom picture was a scene from the drama, Ha Na (Yoona) was driving it.

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Greenest Range Rover Evoque Ed4

eD4 is the greenest, most fuel efficient Range Rover ever - by a big margin. Its subtle 'eD4' bootlid badge heralds staggering fuel economy of up to 57.6mpg. Its fuel consumption is so low, this actually becomes one of the most environmentally friendly new SUVs on sale.

How has Land Rover achieved it? By trading the regular four-wheel drive running gear of the award-winning Evoque (the MSN Cars Car of the Year 2012) for a more conventional front-wheel drive setup. It thus becomes the world's first front-wheel drive Range Rover, and also the first manual gearbox model in over a decade.

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Evoque at the French Wine Festival

On the occasion of the largest wine festival in the world, Land Rover, and its French wines Aznom Bollinger teamed crafted Range Rover Evoque very special.

Bollinger Evoque-use two-tone color theme of a bottle of wine is red and black, with red body shell module and from the window above the roof painted black, with cream leather interior. The car will participate in Vinitaly Italy Wine Festival 2012 takes place from 28/4 in Verona, Italy.

The company well-known British wine Champagne Bollinger became a brand of choice for the British Royal Family since 1884 when Queen Victoria choose to drink. Since then wine labels intimate Bollinger called by the name "Bolly".

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Equipped with a 2.2-liter diesel 5-door Dynamic capacity of 190 horsepower, a 5-door Evoque-Bollinger Special will travel around Italy to the wine factory as well as participation in international events in 2012.



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Range Rover Evoque Impresses Worldwide

Since its debut at the Geneva Motor Show last year, the Range Rover Evoque has experienced tremendous success worldwide. Not only is the Evoque the smallest and lightest Range Rover ever made but it’s also the most efficient, that’s a big smiley face on Range Rover’s forehead.
My response upon sighting the Range Rover Evoque for the first time was “what the hell is that?” The tapering exterior styling threw me off at first but then I had a long hard look at it and finally concluded that I actually like the Evoque, and there is much to like. The large panoramic sunroof offers passengers a unique view of the world outside while being pampered by the luxurious interior that makes the Evoque so special.

Reviews reveal that the Evoque drives like a dream, offering more than enough power for the average person and delivers a smooth ride on almost any terrain. The range Rover Evoque also seems to be a master on dirt roads overcoming challenges easily and without hassle. All-round the Evoque is destined to do well worldwide and sales are already through the roof.

The Range Rover Evoque has also been nominated for World Design Car of the Year Award to be announced at the New York International Auto Show this week, coming up against the Citroen DS5 and the Volkswagen Up!. With curves like that, I wouldn’t be surprised if the Evoque steals the show.

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Evoque Sold Out

It seems that demand for the great looking Range Rover Evoque crossover is so great that the British have sold out the entire lot they plan to produce until the end of 2012. The original announcement was presented to the media at the ongoing New York Auto Show and it seems that the effect is pretty swift.
Though the media isn’t very bothered about it since there are some more fascinating stories to talk about at the American show, there’s quite the influx of disappointed voices left and right.

It’s always a bitter pill when this happens. The manufacturer’s future is looking good but it has to sadden some of its customers right now as they’ll be forced to wait a considerable amount of time before being satisfied.

Land Rover have their hands tied. The Range Rover Evoque is produced at the Solihull and Halewood, UK facilities and the British are already working at full chat.

They will be pushing the limits by adding a larger staff and making some changes but with the time that’s going to take will not make a difference very soon.

The bottom line remains, as many Range Rover Evoque models as they can make this year are all sold out.

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Range Rover Evoque Wins Honor Award

The Range Rover Evoque was recently honored with World Design Car of the Year 2012 at the 2012 New York International Auto Show .
The honor marks the 101st global award that the luxury brand has received. The award is attributed to the Range Rover Evoque's unique design that appeals to car buyers across the world.

"We are honored that the Range Rover Evoque has been named 2012 World Design Car of the Year," said Gerry McGovern, Land Rover design director. "This prestigious accolade recognizes the overwhelmingly positive response that we have received to the Range Rover Evoque's bold and dramatic design. It is a car that truly resonates on an emotional level."

The Evoque beat out competition from the two other finalists – the Citroen DS5 and the Volkwagen Up.

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Range Rover Evoque Horus

Loder1899, the leading Bavarian tuner, adds the finishing touches to Land Rover Range Rover Evoque with a discreet body styling kit, “Horus” named after the Egyptian god.

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Geneva Motor Home Show Public Opening

The Geneva Motor Show is open to the public March 8 - 18

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GENEVA, March 7 — Luxury auto brand Jaguar has unveiled its first large estate model (also known as a station wagon) at the Geneva Motor Show, while sister brand Land Rover has experimented with a convertible SUV.

The new Jaguar XF Sportbrake is a large estate designed to take on the likes of the BMW 5 Series touring among wealthy families, with the Indian-owned automaker describing the car as “the most versatile Jaguar ever created.”

Although the model is loosely based on the Jaguar XF, the rear is completely new, allowing the brand to work in a total volume of 1,675L and some innovative new features such as ground lights which illuminate when the trunk is open and a soft-close mechanism, which means it can’t be slammed.

Prices for the model are set to be released later this year, with the Sportbrake planned to go on sale in the third quarter.
While Jaguar was playing it safe by launching a new family model, its sister brand Land Rover was having a little more fun at its stand in Geneva.
The Range Rover Evoque concept it premiered was designed to explore the concept of a premium convertible SUV, building on the overwhelming positive reception it has seen for the Evoque.

Of course, convertible SUVs are nothing new — witness the Suzuki X-90 or the Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet, for instance — but if the Evoque Convertible ever made it into production it could radically shake up a market regarded by many as in desperate need of a refresh.

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New Defender Back in US?

Jaguar Land Rover CEO Ralph Speth says reaction to the DC 100 concept was "98 percent positive," and that the company would like to bring a new Defender back to the U.S., but that it will depend on the business case. The question, of course, is price. Land Rover says the Defender will be more utilitarian like the LR4, not ultra-luxury like the Range Rover. That means the price can be lower, but it won't compete directly with the Wrangler, which Speth concedes is the true original. The styling of the DC 100 is not necessarily indicative of what a new production Defender would look like, but embodies the basic idea. 

 "In origin, that's the real Defender," Speth said of the Wrangler. While the company wrestles with those planning issues, it also has more immediate concerns with existing product. The Evoque, our 2012 Motor Trend Sport/Utility of the Year, has been a resounding success for the company and orders are piling up as the factory struggles to build them fast enough. Though the company expanded its production capacity before launching the Evoque, executives concede that they still underestimated demand. Dealers worldwide are demanding more inventory and some markets are seeing waiting lists as long as nine months. In markets like Europe, where customers are used to waiting months for their custom-ordered car, it's less of a problem. But in the U.S., dealers are worried customers will take their business elsewhere.

With production already strained, a decision on the Evoque Convertible Concept shown here in Geneva is that much trickier. Like the original Evoque, Land Rover is watching media and consumer reactions carefully before committing to production. Reaction so far is mixed, but most journalists here seem to agree it would sell in wealthy urban areas like Beverly Hills. Also on the plate is a new dedicated factory for small engines. Right now, Jaguar buys several of its engines from Ford and works up their own electronic controls. In the future, though, Jaguar and Land Rover want to bring some engine production in-house. The company is working on its own four- and six-cylinder engines, both gas and diesel. Land Rover is "seriously considering" diesels for the brand. Hybrid technology is also a part of the future strategy. Speth confirmed that the company will engineer its own hybrid powertrain, but plans to buy components such as batteries from suppliers. Overall though, the executive team sees a lot of life left in the internal combustion engine and plans to hire 620 new dedicated engineers to further develop its gas-powered efforts.

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Evoque Convertible Concept by 2014

The Range Rover Evoque Convertible Concept could become production reality by 2014.

Land Rover’s vision of an open-top off-roader would become the world’s first luxury SUV convertible, though Nissan has already planted its pole in this unlikely niche segment with its Murano CrossCabriolet.

The Evoque Convertible is on display at the 2012 Geneva motor show. Land Rover says it wants to build the model but that consumer response to the concept will help determine a final decision.

“If you remember with LRX [which previewed the Evoque] back in January 2008, we said then it was a concept car to gauge reaction, it was going to be a big decision, a huge investment and we wanted to get it right … and we were told you’re mad if you don’t do it,” Land Rover boss Phil Popham told CarAdvice in Geneva.

“But we still researched that more than any other vehicle in our history, and I’m glad we did because we’ve had to invest in capacity and it’s been a huge success. “This is a big engineering project to do a car like this. It would be a first not just in terms of an SUV convertible, but one that has to have all the DNA of a Land Rover in terms of capability, so it has to be engineered properly, we have to make sure there’s a market for it.
“So we are serious about researching it.”

It’s believed Land Rover could get the Range Rover Evoque Convertible into showrooms within two years if it’s satisfied there will be sufficient customer demand.

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Land Rover Splash @ Geneva

Land Rover makes a splash in Geneva

One of the most talked about vehicles at the Show, the Evoque Convertible Concept is the world's first premium SUV convertible. It is a bold design study that builds on the current model’s success and reflects Land Rover’s expertise at identifying and leading new market segments. The soft-top concept vehicle features a fully retractable premium roof with a Roll Over Protection System (ROPS). The convertible cleverly combines capability and versatility with a drop down tailgate and a comfortable four-seat set up.
Whilst there are no current plans to put the Evoque convertible into production, Land Rover will be gauging reaction to the concept and listening carefully to feedback.

On unveiling the exciting new concept at the JLR press conference, Land Rover Design Director, Gerry McGovern, said, 'We believe that the Evoque lends itself beautifully to the idea of a convertible. From a pure design perspective, we have used Evoque's dramatic shape to create a distinctive and highly desirable proposition.'

Also on the stand was the landmark Millionth Land Rover Discovery, which is making a pitstop from its 8000-mile, 50-day 'Journey of Discovery'. The special expedition from Birmingham to Beijing will take in some of the world's toughest terrain with the aim of raising £1million for the International Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Land Rover's Global Humanitarian Partner. The money raised will support a long-term water sanitation project in Uganda. More information click here for LROTV

Land Rover Brand Director John Edwards introduced the 1,000,000th vehicle to the Show saying, 'The Land Rover Discovery is surely the most capable and versatile SUV in the world. It is our most awarded car ever with over 200 global accolades to date and sales last year up by 15%.'

To celebrate the success of Discovery and demonstrate Land Rover's continuous achievements in all-terrain capability, vehicles from the brand's heritage fleet were available for special drives on the shores of Lake Geneva. Heritage models from the past 23 years of production, including the first Discovery off the production line in 1989 and a Series I Land Rover from 1957 were on hand. A fully amphibious Discovery converted for Cowes Week in 1990 created a splash as it was driven into Lake Geneva to demonstrate the brand's go-anywhere capability.

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New Range Rover Convertible 4X4

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has unveiled a convertible concept version of its Range Rover Evoque.

The car could help Land Rover broaden its customer base by attracting more women and younger drivers, according to global brand director John Edwards. The hard-top Evoque was launched last year and is on course to become the marque's best-selling model.

Separately, Mini unveiled a commercial vehicle, the Clubvan, at the Geneva motor show.

Currently, Rover's Freelander, Discovery and Defender models sell in greater numbers than the Evoque and the full-size Range Rover and Range Rover Sport.

But models such as the Evoque are changing the balance. Luxurious Range Rover models will outsell Land Rover models by 2030, Mr Edwards said.

'Roaring success'

JLR describes the convertible as a "design and engineering study", and insists "there are no production plans confirmed as yet". But given early reactions to the model, many industry observers seem convinced it will enter production. "I think it would be a roaring success," said John Leech, head of UK automotive analysis at KPMG, a consultancy.

"There's definitely a desire factor to a sports utility vehicle such as this."

Although owned by an Indian company, Tata Motors, JLR is a British manufacturer that exports to 170 countries around the world.

"JLR is our one and only real exporting success story in the UK automotive industry," according to Mr Leech. "The amount of cars JLR will sell will go up and up and up. But JLR is not merely growing, Mr Leech reasons. What is important, he insists, is that it is expanding at a rapid pace in some of the world's fastest growing and largest economies, Brazil, India, China and Russia - often referred to as Brics.

JLR is eager to start producing vehicles in China and is currently looking for a production partner there. Company executives declined to comment on reports that it is awaiting regulatory approval for a joint venture with Chery Automotive in China.

Reports that JLR's parent company Tata Motors might buy what is left of the bankrupt Swedish carmaker Saab were also given the silent treatment by executives at the Geneva motor show.

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Coins Catalog Range Rover Evoque Review

Breath-taking looks outside and in, staggering levels of equipment and technology plus sharp pricing – no wonder the Range Rover Evoque was one of the most heralded all-new vehicles launched in 2011. And no wonder it scored our highest rating to date.
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The smallest, lightest and most fuel-efficient Range Rover turns heads wherever it goes and had eager customers racing to dealerships - 230 were sold in just a few weeks before the end of 2011.

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Range Rover Evoque, 2012 North American Truck of the Year

Multiple lightweight, cutting-edge components, with advanced thermoplastic resins from SABIC’s Innovative Plastics business, are featured on the recently announced 2012 North American Truck of the Year:

Pittsfield, MA, February 23, 2012 --(PR.com)-- The Range Rover Evoque by Land Rover. The award was presented to Land Rover this month at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. The luxurious new sport utility vehicle (SUV), with its compact footprint and advanced technologies, has been described by automaker Land Rover as a “step change in delivering reduced carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions,” underscoring the benefits and fast-increasing value of SABIC’s lightweight and environmentally responsible materials.

“Being named North American Truck of the Year is a significant accomplishment for the 2012 Range Rover Evoque and SABIC congratulates Land Rover for this truly outstanding achievement,” said Gregory Adams, vice president, Automotive, Innovative Plastics. “We are proud to have supported this valued customer in reaching their ambitious goal of creating the lightest and most fuel-efficient Range Rover in the company’s history with many of the most advanced thermoplastic technologies that SABIC has to offer.”

According to Land Rover’s estimates, the Range Rover Evoque is capable of 28 highway miles per gallon (EPA). The automaker drew from a range of SABIC’s broad portfolio of advanced lightweight materials to make the Evoque the lightest Range Rover ever at 3,900 lbs.

Materials Solutions for Greater Sustainability, Extreme Performance

The following are major application areas using SABIC’s advanced materials:

Front fenders: molded from lightweight Noryl GTX* resin to reduce weight by 2.9 kg vs. metal for better fuel economy and, in turn, cut carbon dioxide emissions by an estimated 30 kg over the vehicle’s life. Noryl GTX resin also delivers high impact resistance and high temperature resistance up to 200C. The resin also optimizes design freedom, reduces costs and improves quality. Parts molded from Noryl GTX resin can be online painted along with the metal Body-In-White (BIW), avoiding the need for secondary operations and ensuring a perfect color match. This conductive resin does not require a primer step prior to painting.

Fuel filler door: made from Noryl GTX resin. As with the fenders, this part can be painted online along with the rest of the BIW. This streamlined approach avoids quality issues and improves aesthetics.

Pedestrian energy absorber: molded from Xenoy iQ* resin. This environmentally progressive material contains a significant percentage of upcycled post-consumer waste such as polyethylene terephthalate (PET) water bottles, helping to divert them from landfills. Xenoy iQ resin reduces weight to help improve fuel economy and cut emissions, while also providing efficient energy-absorption countermeasures to meet pedestrian protection and low-speed vehicle damageability requirements.

Instrument panel and inner door modules: molded from STAMAX® LGFPP (long glass fiber-filled polypropylene). This SABIC product enabled designers to create strong, lightweight parts offering higher stiffness and lower density vs. competitive materials. In addition to weight-out benefits, these materials demonstrate excellent mold flow, which means less material is needed to deliver equivalent stiffness and strength.

Mirror system with molded-in color: made from Geloy* resin for its high flexural modulus and low vibration for image stability, good wear characteristics, high heat resistance and impact strength. Geloy resins are highly weatherable, offering exceptional durability in some of the harsh outdoor environments that the Evoque is made for. Molded-in black color provides a dramatic design statement without the need for secondary painting.

Land Rover’s work with SABIC goes back to the design of the acclaimed LRX concept car, the vehicle upon which the Range Rover Evoque is based. Consistent with the LRX concept, SABIC gave Land Rover a wide selection of high-quality, innovative material options to choose from to help the automaker meet its goal of delivering one of the most efficient and environmentally responsible vehicles in its class, while also bringing the levels of luxury and performance customers expect from a new Range Rover.

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New 2012 Range Rover Evoque Convertible

The world's first soft-top Range Rover has secretly taken to the road ahead of its official unveiling.

Eagle-eyed car enthusiasts spotted the sleek Evoque Convertible purring through London this weekend, days before it is to be premiered at the Geneva Motor Show. The stylish 4X4 - which is expected to be on the market by the summer - was seen glinting in the sun as it sped through the winding streets of the capital.

Gary Chaplin, 40, was passing through Shad Thames with his wife when he saw the soft top. He said: 'It’s not for me, but I liked it and my wife loved it. It works in the flesh, and in that colour.

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'From a looks perspective, it isn’t as pointless as at first you would think - it is Tonka Toy chunky and looks just fine.' Range Rover has said the convertible is only a concept and there are no plans to turn it into a production model as yet. But passer-by Matthew Roberts got the impression it was closer to being built than Range Rover has suggested.

He said: 'I got close to it and it was the real McCoy, this wasn’t a test mule with botched panels. 'It looked and sounded like it was ready to go straight into the showroom.' Jaguar Land Rover is expected to be inundated with enquiries and WAGs across the country will be revving up for a rush to the showrooms. The company is currently experiencing one of the most successful periods in its history, despite the economic downturn.

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The Midlands-based giant, which also builds cars on Merseyside, saw revenues soar by 41 per cent to £3.75billion in the final quarter thanks to strong growth in China and Russia. It has built 50,000 Evoques and there is currently a 60,000-strong order book for the ‘Baby Range Rover’. The cabriolet version is expected to cost between £35,000 and £50,000 - depending on trim level - when it hits the roads. It is expected to be one of the stars of the Geneva Motor Show.
The Evoque Convertible is expected to be a huge hit from California's sunshine coast to the Cote D'Azur - even if the often drizzly and inclement British climate means the opportunities for putting the roof down over here will be fewer. Buoyed by the success of the original award-winning Range Rover Evoque, which was launched in September last year, bosses at Jaguar Land Rover decided it was time to go topless. The car seats four with a two-seater bench seat in the rear. But as well as seeking to please potential UK buyers, bosses have a keen eye on the export potential - especially to the USA and Europe - of the convertible 'baby' Range Rover.

Parent company Jaguar Land Rover described the Evoque Convertible as 'the world's first premium convertible sports utility vehicle'.
The word 'premium' distinguishes it from more rugged workhorse 4X4s such as the original wartime Jeep and open Land Rovers, such as those used on safari. The luxury car-maker is calling the Geneva prototype a 'design study' to gauge the reaction of the market, but insiders say it is certain to go into production at the firm's Halewood factory on Merseyside. he plant which builds the standard Evoque is also tipped for expansion with investment of up to £100million to double the size of the factory and the create up to 1,500 new jobs. The soft-top convertible is based on the existing Range Rover Evoque Coupe but features fully retractable roof system - with a roll-over protection system for safety - borrowed from its sibling Jaguar XK sports car.

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The hood and roof mechanism is stowed discreetly and at the press of a button under a cover in the rear. A Jaguar Land Rover spokesman said: 'The cabriolet cleverly combines capability and versatility with a drop down tailgate and a comfortable four seat package.' She added that the soft-top off-roader had been developed 'with Land Rover DNA at its heart' adding: 'It retains key characteristics including a command driving position and all-terrain capability.' Powered by a 2.2litre diesel engine, the open-topped off-roader is packed inside with technology including 'terrain response' which adapts to different surfaces from mud to ice, surround cameras, parking assist, and an 8-inch dual view touch screen and a sound system from British audio experts Meridian. It also features 21-inch Titan silver wheels and is finished in a new metallic 'Causeway Grey' paint set off by a 'lunar and iv ory' interior. Leather seats feature sporty perforated panels and ivory contrast stitching.

The Range Rover Evoque has already won more than 90 international awards since it went on sale nearly six months ago and is among the favourites for European 'Car of the Year', whose judges today visited the firm's headquarters. It is sold in 170 global markets and Victoria Beckham is designing the interior for a special edition 'VB' version. Land Rover design director, Gerry McGovern said: 'The Evoque lends itself beautifully to the idea of a convertible. 'We have worked with the balance of the Evoque's lines to retain its distinctive shape and create something that is unique and, we believe, highly desirable.'

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John Edwards, Land Rover's global brand director said of the new Evoque Convertible: 'It is a new twist to the Evoque story and explores the potential to further extend its appeal by giving existing customers more choice, whilst at the same time reaching out to a completely new customer base. We are excited to see the response.'

Jaguar Land Rover's Indian parent company TATA has already announced it is to double investment to £1.5billion a year to fund a range of around 40 exciting new models and variants over the next five years - both at home AND abroad in India and China. In November Jaguar Land Rover announced 1,000 new jobs at the firm's Land Rover plant in Solihull, West Midlands - one of its three factories - and represents a 25 per cent increase in the plant's workforce.

A top secret new generation Range Rover - pictured in disguise on test in Scotland - is set to go into production at Solihull this Autumn.

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Range Rover 300BHP

A prohibited chronicle – up-to 300bhp – of a new Range Rover Evoque is being assessed for production. The engine is a high-pressure turbo chronicle of a Evoque’s Ford-derived 2.0-litre turbo motor fuel unit.

Evoque module executive David Mitchell has been pushing a engine in a Range Rover Evoque prototype, nonetheless prolongation has nonetheless to get a immature light.

“The framework can take it,” says Mitchell. One quandary for Land Rover, however, is how to pinned token a aloft opening chronicle of a Range Rover Evoque. Jaguar Land Rover has no opening sub-brand for a Range Rover models and stream cars with extended opening have been badged ‘supercharged’.

“We’ll have to demeanour at badges or a sub-brand,” contend Mitchell. The many absolute prolongation Range Rover Evoque now on sale is a 2.0-litre Si4 Dynamic, which produces 237bhp. The programmed prohibited chronicle will enlarge which figure by up to 63bhp.

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Range Rover Evoque - Bond Film

MSN has received reports of the 2011 model Range Rover Evoque having been delivered to Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire. The news outlet predicts that the vehicle will be involved in the forthcoming principal photography on Bond 23.

Land Rover, who make the Evoque, declined to comment on the suspicion that the car spied arriving at the famed film studio would be used on the new James Bond film.

Land Rover and Jaguar are both brands owned by parent company, Tata Motors and previous rumours of an action packed London chase involving a Range Rover and a Jaguar, give some weight to this report.

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