This is the first official photo of the all-new compact Range Rover. The car was previewed in London at a 40th birthday celebration for Range Rover.
Named the Range Rover Evoque, the all-new coupe will join the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport line-up in the summer of 2011. It will be the smallest, lightest and most fuel-efficient Range Rover ever produced. For the first time, customers have a choice of both a 4WD and a 2WD version.
Phil Popham, managing director of Land Rover said: "The Range Rover Evoque, is an important step for the continued success and growth of the brand. Customers can be confident that the new car will be premium, luxurious and just as special as the other Range Rover models. Its sporting looks and unique qualities will open the brand to a new group of customers who may not have considered a Range Rover product before.
"The Evoque will be built at our multi-award winning plant in Halewood, creating 1000 new jobs. It will be a global car and will be sold in over 160 countries. "It was important to give the car a name that was instantly recognizable through language and cultural boundaries throughout the world. We wanted to create a new name that implies exclusivity and arouses emotions. Evoque is cosmopolitan and cross-continental, sophisticated and matches the car's urban elegance," he added.
Gerry McGovern, Land Rover design director said: "The Evoque marks a bold evolution of Range Rover design, providing customers with a desirable, premium and compact car-like SUV.
"In 2008 we introduced the LRX concept car: after a positive reception worldwide, the natural step for the business was to turn the LRX concept car into reality. "The all-new Range Rover Evoque will resonate with customers on an emotional level. Its unique silhouette accentuated by the distinctive falling roof and dramatic rising waistline creates a modern and relevant execution of the familiar Range Rover design language," he added. The all-new Range Rover Evoque will make its public debut at the Paris Motor Show at the end of September and will go on sale next summer.