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Land Rover Gives Its Range Rover Evoque a $2,000 Price Drop

Land Rover's Range Rover Evoque

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This year, Land Rover was able to sell over 6,000 units of Range Rover Evoque. Because of its success, the SUV became the automaker’s second-best selling car after the Range Rover Sport. So, in order to keep the momentum, the car manufacturer decided to lower the vehicle’s base price by $2,000 for next year.

This means that the five-door Pure model, which replaces the laminated-glass roof with aluminum, will now cost $41,995. Next in line are the Pure Plus and the Prestige that are tagged at $43,995 and $52,595 accordingly.

2013 Range Rover Evoque: New Features and Engine

Aside from the price drop, it was also reported that Land Rover’s 2013 Range Rover Evoque will have new features. This includes park assistant, off-road navigation feature, and a revised front grille. The Prestige model, on the other hand, will have a new wheel finish.

The park assistant feature works almost the same as those already available in the market. When a user drives past a parking space, he will choose park assist and then the side of the road with the help of turn signal. The car will then display a “space found” notification on the 8-inch touch-screen display, and it will ask the driver to stop and select reverse.

From there, the park assist will work on its own. Other than that, the driver will control the throttle and gear changes while the car parks.

In addition to park assistant, there’s also the off-road navigation. Designed to keep up with Land Rover’s off-road pedigree, this feature will help the owner explore unmapped areas. It will also provide topographic contour lines, latitude, longitude, altitude, trace, waypoint, and compass functions.

What make the Range Rover Evoque bullish are its notable technological features. This includes surround camera system that gives a bird’s eye view of the car, heated windshields that are ideal for the cold weather, adaptive headlights, power tailgate, and rear-seat entertainment system.

The 2013 Range Rover Evoque will also continue to sport a 240-hp, 2.0-liter turbocharged engine. Its motor will be in all aluminum, and it comes with direct injection and twin variable-valve timing. A six-speed automatic transmission will come in as a standard, enabling the upcoming vehicle to achieve a 0-60 mph top speed within 7.1 seconds. Additionally, the car’s EPA numbers are at 28 mpg on the highway and 20 mpg in the city.

It is expected that the new SUV from Land Rover will become later this month.

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