Range Rover Evoque 2015-2016 Pure Review
Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Pure is the base trim of this scintillating Evoque series. This SUV is available only with a diesel engine and at the same time this particular trim is offered with an automatic transmission gear box mated with all wheel drive. Externally, its looks are sharp with edgy bumpers and other fascinating cosmetics all over. Insides are decorated with fine leather and chrome accents all around the compartment. Cabin is spacious with well cushioned seats and accommodates five people with ease. It has a lot of other features like armrests, cup holders, storage spaces and still has generous leg room and shoulder space. Features such as a Meridian infotainment system and Bluetooth connectivity also add to the convenience aspect of the driver. Technically, a fuel economy between 17.39 to 23.08 Kmpl can be expected of this utility vehicle, under standard driving conditions. The car maker is offering a superior warranty, which makes the buyer go on a hassle free drive at all times.
Possessing a solitary design with freehanded dimensions, this SUV walks down the carpet in a show stopping costume. Its roof spoiler serves as an extension to its body in making it look longer. The neatly carved out wheel arches are affixed with a set of 17 inch alloy rims that are framed with a sparkle finish. These are further covered with robust tubeless radials and there is also a full sized spare wheel in its boot compartment. Both the roof and spoiler stand in unity with a uniform body color. Its rear end has an angular design which appears to be lifted upwards and bulgy as well for a broad and sturdy look. All the pillars and window surroundings are in black, which stand in contrast to the body tone and offer a defined look to the overall stance. Both the halogen head lamps at front and the tail lights behind have a design that gels with the rest of the body without tampering the classy image that it carries. On the whole, this UV is captivating from all ends and surely makes heads turn on the roads.
Cabin is illuminated with lights for in door release and overhead console. The courtesy lamps has delay theater dimming along with map lights. Leather can be seen over the steering wheel, which enhances the richness of the cockpit. Seating arrangement is well done, so that no friction arises amongst occupants. These seats have leather upholstery. The steering column can be manually adjustable. A push button start can also be found beside instrument cluster. Chrome application is done over the door handles, gear shift console. There is an armrest to the rear seat, which is fitted with cup holders. Front seats have a 6 or 4 way adjust-ability, whereas the driver's seat has memory functions. The dash board and the door trims too wear leather covering.
Engine and Performance:
This version is fitted with a SD4, 2.2-litre diesel mill that has a displacement capacity of 2179cc. It has the ability to churn out a peak power of 187.4bhp at 5200rpm in combination with a maximum torque of 420Nm at just 2000rpm. This torque output is delivered to all its four wheels through an advanced 9-speed automatic transmission box in the form of an AWD (all wheel drive) layout. It has four cylinders that further have a total of 16 valves and is also incorporated with a turbocharger. This engine enables the utility vehicle to reach the 100 Kmph mark in just about 8.5 seconds and it also helps in attaining a top speed of approximately 195 Kmph, which is quite remarkable.
Braking and Handling:
Its four wheels are fitted with disc brakes which allows to have better grip over all kinds of roads. These brakes are integrated with superior brake calipers. An anti-lock braking system with an electronic brake force distribution makes a strong braking mechanism that contributes to the vehicle's stability. This is additionally supported by a brake assist.
Convenience of its occupants starts from the automatic climate control with air-filter facility. Both the driver and co-passenger has a comfort of vanity mirror attached to the visors with illumination. Seating is cozy and rear seat bench has a facility of 60:40 split foldability. Along with a lot of storage pockets inside, boot has ample space plus anchor points and a luggage cover. Hill start assist and cruise control play a role in improving the control over the vehicle and therefore making handling easier. Other feature that aids the driver is its rear parking assist. Entertainment section consists of company's sound system with 8 speakers to boost the amplitude of the effect all around the cabin. There is also USB and Bluetooth telephone connectivity. There is a 20.32 cms screen that has touch capacity to it as an added comfort.
With regards to the security quotient of this vehicle, there are dual front plus side and curtain airbags for the first and second rows, which will protect from fatal head and neck injuries. Additionally, the airbag for driver's knee will safeguard the leg space by cushioning it. There are height adjustable seatbelts in the front complimented by reminders given in the instrument panel. The company's smart key controls include features like remote locking and unlocking of all doors, double-locks, lights-on, tail-gate open along with a panic alarm as well. Apart from these there are quite a few other aspects as well, which makes it one of the best vehicle in this segment.
1. Automatic transmission is a major advantage.
2. Fuel economy is competitive.
1. Navigation could have been offered.
2. Maintaining it is rather expensive.