Paris 2010: Range Rover Evoque

- Evoque will create a new market segment - Will also help to move the brand upmarket - Three engines available

The Range Rover Evoque has finally made its public debut at the Paris Motor Show. It was first shown in July, after much anticipation, and is based heavily on the LRX concept car. It's much smaller than existing Range Rovers and a lot more fuel efficient.

What's all the fuss about?

During its unveiling, Land Rover boss Phil Popham said that the Evoque would create a new 'baby premium' market segment when it hits showrooms next summer.

He also said that the Evoque would help to move the company upmarket. "Range Rover is luxury, Land Rover is versatility and practicality," he said. "The Evoque has helped to define our brand positioning. It says a lot about where Range Rover can go in the future."

Anything that stands out?

It's a lot cleaner than any Range Rover so far, too. Expect emissions of only 130g/km and 58mpg from the two-wheel drive version with the 2.2-litre 148bhp turbodiesel engine when it reaches showrooms next summer. Four-wheel drive variants will lose 8mpg and add 15g/km.

The 2.2-litre engine will also be available with 187bhp and emit a very reasonable 145g/km - and there's also a 237bhp petrol engine that can get the Evoque to 62mph in 7.1 seconds.

The Evoque will be built at Land Rover's Halewood factory in Liverpool, which will create 1,000 jobs.

Estimated release date: Summer 2011

Estimated cost: Around £30,000

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