Tuesday, 19 February 2013

NEWS - Range Rover Evoque Sicilian Yellow Limited Edition

The Range Rover Evoque is gearing up for the brighter seasons with the Sicilian Yellow Limited Edition model which made its debut at the Brussels Motor Show on 10 January this year. Based on the Dynamic derivative of the Evoque, the Limited Edition sports a number of unique features, and the results are- as I’m sure you would agree from the pictures- staggering. Orders are being taken now with deliveries expected to commence in May.

The Range Rover Evoque has asserted itself as Land Rover’s most desirable model, selling in excess of 100,000 vehicles in its first full year with sales continuing to show rapid growth worldwide. The new Sicilian Yellow Limited Edition offers customers highly desirable styling features which will build on the Evoque’s success and reinforce its global appeal.

Available in both 3-door ‘coupĂ©’ and 5-door variants, customers can choose from two exterior colour schemes, each one unique to the Limited Edition model and based on a new Black Design Pack. Choices include a Sicilian Yellow exterior body finish with a Santorini Black contrast roof, or a Santorini Black exterior body finish with a Sicilian Yellow contrast roof and door mirrors. Unique interior finishes include yellow contrast stitching on seats, central storage area, door trims and fascia mid-section, plus an anodised yellow horizontal finisher.

This limited edition model debuts the Black Design Pack. This will be available across the Evoque Dynamic range from April, and includes rear sport spoiler, darkened front headlights and fog lamps, black Range Rover lettering, clear rear lamps, 20-inch Gloss Black forged wheels, Santorini Black painted bumper sections and dark exhaust finishers.

“The Sicilian Yellow Limited Edition is the perfect opportunity to introduce the Range Rover Evoque into 2013 and build on what is already a tremendous success story. Such a striking colour combination attributes itself to the already unique styling of the Evoque. This, combined with the release of the Black Design Pack in April, will provide customers with yet more appealing and unique choices,” said John Edwards, Land Rover Global Brand Director.

In the UK the Range Rover Evoque is powered by three different powertrain options. Land Rover's powerful, efficient and lightweight 2.2 litre diesel engine, in SD4 190PS guise, combined with either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic gearbox and four-wheel drive. The two-wheel drive eD4 is powered by the 150PS TD4 version of the engine combined with a six-speed manual gearbox and produces just 129g/km CO2. The lightweight Land Rover Si4 petrol engine delivers 240PS and is combined with a 6-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel drive.

3 comments:

  1. I love the Evoque, especially in this colour. If I could afford it I'd have the Si petrol version. It does seem to be a car that polarizes opinion. I normally don't have a lot of time for SUVs of any type but I think the Evoque's stunning in the right colours. A relative who loves his large SUVs and has owned several can't stand it and thinks it looks tacky and ugly. You can't argue with the sales figures though.

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    1. I know exactly what you mean. My issue with the Evoque is that I see so many relatively bland ones, and that gives me mixed feelings. I haven't experienced a petrol model, but the SD4 diesel is utterly superb. I've yet to see a Sicilian Yellow model in the flesh, but I've seen one with the Black Design Pack and it's worth every single penny. It was on a white car too, which really offered some smart contrast!

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  2. A while back I spied one of the "khanDesign" customised versions, and with its lowered suspension it looked "to die for". Sadly, the pictures on the KhanDesign website don't really do it justice and make it look a bit "chavvy" in my opinion. One of the weekly car mags suggested that Land Rover might bring out their own "hot hatch" version of the Evoque to sit above the Si in the range, but with so much other new model activity from this company, and the Evoque Cabriolet to launch as the next member of the family, it could be a while, if ever.

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