Baby Range Rover finally gets a name: Evoque on sale next year

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The new compact Range Rover was released this week, following an exclusive preview in London for guests attending a 40th birthday celebration of Range Rover held in partnership with Vogue magazine. Named the Range Rover Evoque, the new small SUV will join the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport line-up next summer after its official public debut at the Paris Motor Show in September. It will be the smallest, lightest and most fuel-efficient Range Rover ever produced, according to the company. Customers have a choice of either a 4WD or a 2WD version, with less than 130g/km of CO2 emissions. Phil Popham, managing director of Land Rover, said, "The all-new Range Rover Evoque is a true global car and will be sold in over 160 countries. It was important to give the car a name that was instantly recognisable through language and cultural boundaries throughout the world. We wanted to create a new name which was innovative and different. A name which implies exclusivity and arouses emotions. Evoque is cosmopolitan and cross-continental, sophisticated and matches the car's urban elegance."