- All-new Range Rover Evoque enters final-phase testing
- Global test programme will cover millions of miles in extreme endurance conditions
- It’s no secret: funky ‘camouflage’ wraps designed to introduce the new Range Rover Evoque to the world
- Over 17,000 individual tests to be completed on all components and systems
The all-new Range Rover Evoque has entered its final phase of testing, with hundreds of prototype models dispatched around the globe for trial in the toughest climates and conditions.
Land Rover is making no secret of the operation - its design team has fitted ten prototypes with funky camouflage wraps, to introduce the new car in ten key cities worldwide.
Ordinarily prototypes are disguised for discretion, but these ten are intended to be seen. The funky camouflage imagery is actually a GPS mapping trail of ten key cities for Range Rover Evoque, with each vehicle saying ‘Hello’ to its city. It signals the eagerly awaited global launch of the new Range Rover Evoque.
These unmissable vehicles represent London, New York, Sao Paulo, Paris, Milan, Madrid, Berlin, Sydney, Shanghai and Moscow and will all be spotted testing around the globe. They are just a small proportion of the hundreds of pre-production cars that will be rigorously evaluated over millions of miles to ensure the new Range Rover Evoque surpasses the highest standards of quality and reliability when it goes on sale in summer 2011.
Teams of engineers will travel to 20 countries to pit the Range Rover Evoque against the most extreme conditions on earth, ranging from the Arctic to the desert, from German Autobahns to Tokyo city traffic. Alongside the engineers, Land Rover is
working with 120 unique component suppliers and carrying out in excess of 17,000 individual tests to examine every separate part and system.
Like all Range Rovers, the new Evoque will have been proven against all the elements when it goes on sale next summer.
“The development stage is crucial in the year leading up to launching the car,” said Murray Dietsch, director of Land Rover programmes. “No stone is left unturned; we have a team of experienced and skilled engineers who will work to a tight schedule to ensure we have a top quality vehicle to offer our customers.”
The new Range Rover Evoque is the smallest, lightest and most fuel-efficient model the company has ever offered, and will be sold in 160 markets around the world.
The all-new Range Rover Sport will make its global premiere in a ground breaking live drive through Manhattan, New York, on 27 March (AEDT).
The Land Rover Discovery 4 has been crowned 4X4 of the Year by 4X4 Australia magazine in a rigorous four-day test conducted by seven off-road experts in rural NSW.
Land Rover is continuing to champion British innovation and cutting-edge automotive engineering by unveiling seven new Electric Defender models at the Geneva Motor Show.
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