Range Rover Evoque 2011-2014 2.2L Dynamic Review
Land Rover Evoque is one of the highly acclaimed luxury vehicles available in the automobile market. This model is available in one petrol and three diesel variants. The Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 2.2L Dynamic is the top end diesel variant that is powered by a 2179cc SD4 engine. It is capable of producing a maximum power of 187.4bhp in combination with a peak torque output 420Nm. This motor is paired with an advanced 9-speed automatic transmission gearbox that helps in delivering a decent mileage. This SUV is loaded with several advanced features including Terrain Response system, cruise control and torque vectoring braking. It has fixed panoramic glass roof that includes power blinds. This vehicle comes with signature styling aspects like LED Xenon lights, sparkling silver alloy wheels and stylish radiator grille. Its interiors are plus with ebony black color scheme and is further accentuated by textured aluminum inserts. This trim comes with all the standard comfort features like automatic AC unit, power steering, power windows with one touch operation and electrically adjustable front seats.
This SUV has a eccentric body structure that comes fitted with numerous enchanting exterior cosmetics. To start with its rear, it has a very small windscreen that is accompanied by a spoiler and third brake light. The tailgate is quite expressive and is decorated with 'RANGE ROVER' lettering. It is surrounded by a small taillight cluster that is powered by signature LED light setup. The rear bumper is in a dual color look as it is fitted with a protection cladding and an aluminum under-body guard. The side profile looks quite sleek but its bigger wheel arches makes it look incredibly stylish. They are equipped with a set of 18-inch sparking silver alloy wheels, which are further covered with tubeless radial tyres. Its ORVM caps along with A, B and C pillars are in glossy black finish while the door handles are in body color. Its front facade is quite attractive, thanks to its aggressive headlight cluster. It is further equipped with signature style LED xenon lamps along with DRLs. The radiator grille in the center has horizontally positioned strips and is embossed with company's logo. The front bumper is quite large and is fitted with a nudge guard along with a protective cladding, which gives it an intimidating look.
This SUV comes with a neatly designed interiors that has ample space for at least five passengers. Its cabin is done up with ebony black color scheme that is complimented by textured aluminum inserts. It comes with perforated grained leather upholstery for seats, steering wheel and dashboard, which is further emphasized by cirrus contrast stitching. The front central console has been equipped with an automatic climate control unit along with a storage box, cup holders and an armrest. The steering wheel has four spoke and is further equipped with paddle shifters, audio and call connectivity buttons . The instrument panel has two round shaped clusters that provides information related to vehicle speed, fuel levels, tachometer and several other warning lights. The seats in the cockpit are electrically adjustable while the rear bench seat can be folded in 60:40 split ratio. In addition to this, the driver seat has memory setting. There are number of utility based aspects provided inside like accessory power sockets, vanity mirrors with lid, customer configurable interior mood lighting and cabin lights.
Engine and Performance:
Powering this variant is the 2.2-litre SD4 diesel engine that is incorporated with direct fuel injection system. It has 4-cylinders and sixteen valves that makes a total displacement capacity of 2179cc. It is further equipped with a turbocharger that allows it to produce a peak power of 187.4bhp at 5200rpm and yields a peak torque output of 420Nm at just 2000rpm. This motor is paired with an advanced 9-speed automatic transmission gearbox that distributes the torque output to all four wheels. It takes only about 8.5 seconds to break the 100 kmph mark from a standstill and it can reach a top speed of 195 Kmph.
Braking and Handling:
This vehicle is blessed with a sophisticated braking mechanism as all its four wheels have been paired with disc brakes. It is further enhanced by the anti lock braking system, emergency brake assist and electronic brake force distribution. Also it is blessed with terrain response system that reconfigures the suspension, transmission and traction settings for maximum drivability on any road conditions. Its front axle is fitted with McPherson Strut that is further loaded with lower control arm. The rear axle has been fitted with lateral strut and longitudinal links. Both these front and rear axles are loaded with anti roll bars, which further augments the suspension mechanism.
This Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 2.2L Dynamic is the top end diesel variant that comes loaded with important comfort features. It comes incorporated with front and rear parking aid including rear parking camera that provides visual alerts on infotainment screen. It also has features like luggage cover, inside rear view mirror with auto dimming, ashtray and a covered central console with stowage compartment including two cup holders and sun visors with illuminated vanity mirrors. This trim is also blessed with proximity sensing and touch detection for overhead map lights, luggage compartment with lashing eyes, glove box unit and 4-way manually adjustable steering column. Apart from all these, this trim is blessed with an advanced information, communication and entertainment system that includes a Meridian sound system with single slot CD player, Bluetooth telephone connectivity, navigation system and connection ports for iPod and USB devices.
This utility vehicle comes with several advanced protective aspects. It has six air bags and seat belts with pretensioner and load limiter. This trim is also equipped with features like electric parking brake , hill descent control and roll stability control. Furthermore, it is also integrated with dynamic stability control, side impact protection beams, seat belt reminder, hazard warning lights and child seat ISOFIX anchor points. This vehicle is also equipped with aspects like alarm system along with key less entry and Range Rover smart key controls for remote lock, unlock, double lock and tailgate open.
1. Sophisticated 9-speed automatic gearbox is an advantage.
2. Enthralling exterior and interior design.
1. Below par fuel economy is a disadvantage.
2. Price range and maintenance cost is expensive.
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