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2017 Range Rover Evoque ‘Ember’ announced alongside minor refresh

Land Rover has announced a very minor refresh for the 2017 Evoque as well as a special edition ‘Ember’ model.

The Range Rover Evoque Ember Special Edition is based on the Evoque HSE Dynamic spec, but has a Firenze Red roof and Santorini Black paintjob to give it a more striking look.

It also features 20-inch Satin Black alloy wheels, Dynamic black exhaust finishers, Dynamic Narvik Black grille and darkened front and rear lights.

Inside the Ember-ness continues in the form of Ebony Black seats with Pimento Red stitching, black and red premium carpet mats and Gloss Black trim.

All Range Rover Evoques can benefit from a new version of Land Rover’s InControl Touch Pro infotainment system, which debuted on the Evoque Convertible (watch our video review here).

The new system is now said to be more intuitive and faster. It also has pan and pinch to zoom controls and a 10.2-inch 21:9 super-wide display with 1,280×542-pixel resolution that is said to be an 80 per cent increase on the standard eight-inch touchscreen.

Other new features include the ability to share your location so relatives know how far away you are, 3D mapping, birds-eye view camera for parking and a Route Planner that helps you get from door to door, even if only part of your journey is in the car.

Another new addition is ‘Low Traction Launch’, a feature that prevents wheel spin from ocurring when accelerating on a low-friction surface such as snow.

Meanwhile a Graphite Design Pack has been added to the Range Rover Evoque Autobiography, which includes 20-inch alloys in Satin Technical Grey, black contrast roof, darkened front and rear lights, black exhaust finishers ─ similar to that of the Ember edition. Expect to pay £2,125 for the privilege.

The lower spec Range Rover Evoque SE Tech now features 12-way powered seats and Automatic High Beam Assist. Prices start from £33,000.

HSE Dynamic and above now comes with InControl Touch Pro, InControl Connect including WiFi, InControl Apps and Remote and All Terrain Progress Control if you spec the automatic gearbox. Prices start from £41,400.

Land Rover has also added a wider array of paintjobs to choose from, including Aruba, Farallon Black, Carpathian Grey and Silicon Silver, taking the grand total to 18.

Prices start from £47,200 for the Range Rover Evoque Ember Special Edition and orders begin in the summer ahead of first deliveries from September 2016.

More than 520,000 Evoques have been sold since it was released in 2011, which is perhaps why the refresh is so minor. Well, if it isn’t broken…

2017 Range Rover Evoque Ember Special Edition pictures

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