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Range Rover Evoque Autobiography Dynamic focusses on performance

Geneva Motor Show debut for the more powerful Range Rover Evoque Autobiography Dynamic.

Land Rover has announced the ‘most performance-focussed Range Rover Evoque’ ever. The Evoque Autobiography Dynamic will debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March, complete with more power and a revised chassis.

The Evoque’s 2.0-litre petrol engine has been tuned to produce 285PS (281bhp) and 400Nm (295lb/ft) of torque ─ an increase of 45PS and 60Nm over its predecessor. Range Rover has also made the 9-speed ZF gearbox more responsive, even when in the automatic D mode.

Until official performance figures are released we can only guess how much of an improvement the extra power and torque will have.

Taming the added power are 350mm discs on the front – up from 300mm – and Torque Vectoring by Braking as standard, the latter of which is said to reduce understeer and improve handling. Land Rover has also firmed up the spring rates, recalibrated the adaptive dampers and tuned the steering.

A new grille design, lower front valance, 20-inch forged alloy wheels and ‘jewel-like’ headlights and tail lamps give the Evoque Autobiography Dynamic a unique look. There’s also a new metallic phoenix orange paintjob to choose and, of course, Autobiography badges on the interior and exterior to let people know this particular Evoque means business.

The Autobiography Dynamic benefits from the addition of Land Rover InControl – a world first. This new infotainment feature allows you to hook up a smartphone via a dedicated USB port so you can control certain apps using the Evoque’s touchscreen display. The feature will be added to all new Evoques.

First deliveries will begin in October 2014. An official price is yet to be confirmed.

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