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Land Rover has slapped a sticker on its all-new 2012 Range Rover Evoque, and when sales begin this fall, $43,995 (not including destination) will get you behind the wheel of LR's smallest, most efficient 'ute.

In the run-up to launch, LR made a fuss about the amount of lightweight materials used on the Evoque, ranging from Boron steel in the chassis to composite fenders, a magnesium cross beam and aluminum roof, hood and suspension bits. In addition to utilizing recycled plastic material inside, all that weight-saving tech adds up to a curb weight of 3,680 pounds and – more importantly – a rather commendable 19 miles per gallon in the city and 28 mpg on the highway; sure to help the automakers CAFE standings here in the States. Full details in the press release below the fold.
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PRICING & FUEL ECONOMY ANNOUNCED FOR THE ALL-NEW 2012 RANGE ROVER EVOQUE

With an impressive 28 highway MPG**, the Range Rover Evoque is the brand's most fuel efficient model to date and will arrive in showrooms in Fall 2011 for $43,995*.

MAHWAH, N.J., JUNE 30, 2011- Land Rover revealed today that the all-new 2012 Range Rover Evoque will have a starting price of $43,995* for the five-door, and $44,995* for the coupe. Both prices include Destination and Delivery.

As the lightest and most fuel efficient Range Rover ever, the Range Rover Evoque sends a powerful message that the company is serious about sustainability and is determined to deliver vehicles that are both relevant and highly desirable. The Range Rover Evoque addresses the growing consumer need for more environmentally friendly vehicles.

The Range Rover Evoque achieves 28 MPG** EPA highway and 19 MPG** EPA city. This excellent fuel economy is the result of new efficiency technologies, lightweight materials, and environmentally conscious design.

Weight saving was a primary objective in the development of the Range Rover Evoque, and engineers have applied a range of advanced lightweight materials to make this the lightest Range Rover model ever, with the five-door starting at just 3,680lbs (1,680 kg)***. Weight-saving technologies can be found throughout the bodyshell and chassis of the Range Rover Evoque, including a steel body structure with over 18%*** Boron/high strength steels in key load-bearing areas. Additional features include polymer and composite front fenders and tailgate, an aluminum hood, roof panels, front lower control arms and front/rear suspension knuckles, and a magnesium cross car beam.

As part of the comprehensive effort to minimize the car's ecological impact, the Range Rover Evoque focuses on the use of more sustainable materials. Each vehicle uses approximately 35lbs (16kg)*** of recycled plastic material. Parts with recycled content include: headliner, center console, wheel arch liners, air cleaner, cooling fan and shroud, air ducting, side under trays, parcel shelf, engine cover and subwoofer box. In addition, the metal interior trim on the center console and dashboard is produced from recycled aluminum. The trim fabric used on the headlining and pillars is produced from recycled polyester.

This vehicle will be sold in 160 countries worldwide with North American deliveries beginning in Fall 2011.
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* Price shown is MSRP. Includes destination and delivery fee. Excludes taxes, title, license and other local fees. Actual price set by retailer.

** Based on EPA estimate. Actual mileage may vary.

*** Manufacturer estimates


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      marco
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is almost $10,000 more than the Land Rover LR2. Yes, it may be not as plush as the Evoque but it is a larger and definitely more off road capable vehicle than the Evoque. sorry I don't see the point of paying 10K more for the "Range Rover" badge.
      You guy
      • 3 Years Ago
      Thats about $10k too much for an entry-level cute-ute. I can get an Infiniti FX for that, and if I want something more capable off-road, I can spend a whole lot less on a whole host of *really good* SUVs... the Grand Cherokee comes to mind first. Land Rover has a reputation, indeed, but I can get a ML Benz for 3000 more. So what's the advantage of the Land Rover?
      Mike K
      • 3 Years Ago
      The only way this can be cool is if they plan on dropping that big ol' 5L V8 under the hood.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      AnalogJesse
      • 3 Years Ago
      Great looking car. Great engine. A bit pricey.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Tony
      • 3 Years Ago
      Is there seriously a segment for a 2-door SUV? You might as well buy a 3 door hatchback. Hyundai?
        Jason
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Tony
        It wasn't all *that* long ago that 2-door SUVs were the norm. It's really only been in the last 10 years that they've disappeared.
      ijardine
      • 3 Years Ago
      A Toyota RAV4 would get somewhat equal mpg and I would guess a similar size for about 1/2 the price. So no startly stuff here.
        Wendy
        • 3 Years Ago
        @ijardine
        If you've been driving Toyotas all your life then you've been missing out, try taking a Toyota RAV4 off road and see how far you get. If you've never driven a Land Rover you shouldn't be posting comments on something you have no idea about!
        Basil Exposition
        • 3 Years Ago
        @ijardine
        I am sure a lot of things could be had with similar MPG and size for less, but there is a LOT more to a vehicle than size and MPG.
      Making11s
      • 3 Years Ago
      At $35,000 this would have been a perfectly acceptable vehicle that I would never buy. With a starting price of nearly $44,000 it's laughable.
        markscomments
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Making11s
        The Range Rover Evoque has created an all-new small / sporty / luxury SUV segment. The only competition will be the new Porsche Cajun but that vehicle won't be available for 3 years from now.
      rover'd
      • 3 Years Ago
      I still don't think it should have the words Range Rover on it, or Land Rover for that matter. Oh well, gotta make $$$.
      Susan
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is a doofy-looking car/crossover/thing. How did the roof get squashed? How utterly impractical.
      Justin Campanale
      • 3 Years Ago
      Probably the bast looking SUUV out there! This is going to replace my Freelander.
        sckid213
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Justin Campanale
        Ouch, Freelander? Not necessarily a bad car, but I've heard so many horror stories about outrageous repair bills that I feel sorry for the driver everytime I see one on the road.
          Justin Campanale
          • 3 Years Ago
          @sckid213
          I have eeked out 220,000 miles out of the Freelander, and it has given me no trouble at all except for a minor window defect, which I fixed myself. Yes Land Rover's bills are pretty big, but that is to be expected when you buy a luxury car.
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