Range Rover Evoque 2014 Land Rover Review
Range Rover Evoque 2014 Land Rover Review. Upping the ante in the great automatic-transmission gear-off, the Range Rover Evoque 2014 will offer a new 9-speed autoshifter that’s getting its public reveal at the Geneva Auto Show.
The Evoque is the best-selling Range Rover model worldwide, according to the company. The EPA has not posted Range Rover Evoque 2014 fuel economy numbers. The EPA says the 2013 Evoque returns 20 mpg in city driving and 28 mpg on the highway. The new transmission, which replaces a six-speed automatic transmission, is linked to a 240-horsepower turbocharged direct-injected 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. A new Active Driveline system with active differentials and torque vectoring also debuts on the 2014 Evoque as standard in all models. The new four-wheel-drive system reduces driveline drag by decoupling 4WD during steady-state driving at speeds above 22 mph, but automatically activating 4WD within 300 milliseconds whenever it is needed.
Although the Range Rover Evoque engine’s 240-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter I-4 is unchanged, the drivetrain Range Rover Evoque 2014 gains a standard Active Driveline system with active differentials, active torque biasing, and torque vectoring. New safety equipment includes Park Exit (can guide a car out a parking space, part of an automatic parking system), and Closing Vehicle Sensing as well as a new adaptive cruise control with Queue Assist, Forward Alert, and Intelligent Emergency Braking. The Jeep Cherokee 2014 also uses a ZF-sourced nine-speed automatic transmission but was beset by production delays before it reached dealerships. The narrower gear splits coupled with a new multi-stage damper system in the torque converter ensure quicker response and more refined shifts, which ZF claims fall “below the threshold of perception.” As a final touch, the 9HF’s adaptive shift system also incorporates control logic that learns and responds to a driver’s unique style, tailoring its operation to enhance the overall user experience.
The base Range Rover Evoque 2014 Pure five-door with the new nine-speed automatic transmission starts at $41,995, including an $895 destination charge, reflecting a $45 price decrease from the 2013 model. The two-door 2014 Evoque starts at $45,040 for the Evoque Pure Plus, $50,595 for the Plus Premium, and $58,195 for the Evoque Dynamic.