Fast & Furious: Ruling the Road 

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Robert Barry finds that while it retains a similar silhouette to its predecessor, the all-new Range Rover Evoque brings more interior space, more technology, and greater driving pleasure to the party. 

We tested $114,900 P250 First Edition which is based on the R-Dynamic SE but has more kit such as the 21-inch alloy wheels, the Nolita Grey paint, privacy glass, black roof, LED headlights and front fog lamps. It’s certainly an attractive looking vehicle with great street presence.  

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Propelled by a new Ingenium series 4-cylinder 2-litre petrol engine which serves up 184 kilowatts of power and 364 Newton metres of torque through a 9-speed automatic, the Evoque isn’t lacking for get up and go, but it’s very quiet and refined as well as sure-footed.  

Thanks to its compact dimensions the Evoque is a delight to pilot in the urban environment, and parking is a doddle, but it still offers a commanding view of the road from the driver’s seat.   

The First Edition is fitted with Range Rovers Clearsight interior rearview mirror, which at the flick of a switch transforms the carmirror into an HD screen with an extraordinary view of the vehicles behind. The camera which drives this system is discretely hidden in the roof-mounted fin, but the clarity of the system has to be seen to be appreciated. 

More interior features include twin touch screens, leather upholstery, heated seats and steering wheel, Head-Up display, First Edition embossed mats, treadplates and dashboard script. The Evoque may be Range Rovers entry-level car but its specification is anything but. 

Take the new Range Rover Evoque for a test-drive at your local Archibald and Shorter. 

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