NEW RANGE ROVER EVOQUE RECREATES ICONIC ROAD SIGNS TO SHOWCASE ALL-TERRAIN CAPABILITY AND SMART TECH
February 26th, 2019 Whitley, UK â€“ Land Rover has brought a series of well-known road signs to life as part of a unique urban capability test for the New Range Rover Evoque. The original compact SUV not only showcased its all-terrain credentials in Londonâ€™s financial district, but also demonstrated the smart technology that makes it a leader in its class.
Drivers and passers-by watched on as the Evoque traversed obstacles framed by four-metre high warning triangles, recreating the familiar road sign graphics used to warn drivers of â€˜uneven roadâ€™ and â€˜steep hillâ€™. Both challenges showcased the indisputable all-terrain capability of Land Roverâ€™s new vehicle architecture in an urban environment.
Pete Simkin, Chief Programme Engineer, said: â€œThe New Range Rover Evoque is built for the city, but not at the expense of trademark all-terrain capability. Bringing these two worlds together in such an eye-catching and unique way was a great demonstration of the engineering and technical revolution behind our luxury compact SUV.â€
On the banks of the River Thames, the smallest SUV in the Range Rover family negotiated a 40-degree ramp representing â€˜steep hillâ€™ to demonstrate how the new Evoqueâ€™s short overhangs, 25-degree approach angle and use of Land Roverâ€™s renowned Hill Descent Control enable the Evoque to go above and beyond.
The introduction of second-generation Active Driveline combined with 212mm ground clearance provided optimum traction and assured on-road ability and refinement as the Range Rover Evoque drove across staggered speed humps, representing the â€˜uneven roadâ€™ warning sign.
A real-world version of â€˜wild animalsâ€™ then deftly demonstrated the segment-first ClearSight Rear View Mirror technology. With the flick of a switch, this smart tech enables the driver to see past objects obscuring visibility of the road behind.
The Range Rover Evoque has been built on Land Roverâ€™s new Premium Transverse Architecture to accommodate plug-in and mild hybrid systems; a Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) powertrain will join the range later this year. Offered with a suite of advanced technologies from launch – including the worldâ€™s first â€˜Ground Viewâ€™ technology â€“ the new Evoque is more capable than ever before providing driving refinement, precise body control and agile handling across any terrain.