Saturday, July 31st, 2010 - Land Rover Australia
Sydney, Australia, July 2010

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 compact Range Rover SUV 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 compact SUV 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 Rover SUVs, 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 all-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.

For further information about Land Rover Australia and its range of 4WD and 2WD vehicles, please contact:

Tim Krieger
Marketing and Public Affairs Manager
Land Rover Australia
Phone: +61 2 9020 1505
Email: [email protected]

James Scrimshaw
Public Affairs Department
Phone: +61 2 9020 1773
Email: [email protected]


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Land Rover Australia

Land Rover Australia manufactures authentic 4x4 vehicles, including luxury cars, which represent true 'breadth of capability' across the entire model range. Defender, Freelander 2, Discovery 4, Range Rover Sport and Range Rover Vogue each define the world's 4WD and off-road vehicle sectors. The new SUV, the Evoque, will wow the compact SUV sector.
Land Rover Australia
P: 1800 625 642


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