Already the fastest selling Land Rover ever, the 2016 Range Rover Evoque gets a raft of updates that should keep it playing at the head of the field. The eye is greeted first by a new bumper with larger intakes at the corners, hanging below headlights with LED DRLs and the option of all-LED beams. In between those are one oftwo new grille designs: standard fitment pairs two crossbars with a fine mesh, while Dynamic trims like the one pictured get a hexagonal structure. Speaking of trims, they've been aligned with the Range Rover Sport, so buyers will choose between SE, HSE Dynamic, and Autobiography.
Also outside, the five-door HSE Dynamic gets the hood vents formerly reserved for two-door models. At the rear, a wider, slimmer LED brake light hangs under a new spoiler, and the tailgate can be lifted by waving a foot under the bumper. Three new wheel designs will be offered in two finishes.
Inside comes a revised gauge cluster, new seats available with a massage function, new colors like Lunar Ice and Vintage Tan, and a new infotainment system with an eight-inch touchscreen. The InControl Touch and InControl Touch Plus interfaces understand swipe gestures, can pipe smartphone apps to the screen, and will control audio systems from six to 17 speakers. Lane Keeping Assist, Autonomous Emergency Braking, Attention Assit, and All-Terrain Progress Control join the suite of driver assistance functions.
The engine lineup will be two new all-aluminum Ingenium TD4 diesels, one with 148 horsepower, the other with 178 hp. The former is 18 percent more efficient than before, goes 28 percent longer between services, and will wear a new blue Evoque badge devoted to the line's most efficient models. The 240-hp gasoline engine still tops the available outputs, though which of these gasoline and diesel engines make it Stateside has not yet been announced. The press release below has a lot more detail to tide you over until we see it at the Geneva Motor Show.