Previously only seen on larger Range Rovers, the ‘Autobiography’ trim level is being introduced across the Evoque range bringing increased levels style and exclusivity. There’s also a new ‘Autobiography Dynamic’ model which -- you guessed it - is designed to be more performance orientated with increased dynamic ability.
The 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine is tuned to 209kW – up 32kW – and 400Nm of torque – up 60Nm – in the Dynamic for more spritely performance. The Evoque’s nine-speed automatic gearbox has also been recalibrated to respond more keenly to driver inputs.
Naturally, the suspension has been fiddled with, too. Upgraded suspension geometry, firmer spring rates and recalibrated dampers are said to increase agility and turn in response, but without impacting ride comfort. Land Rover say the steering has also been retuned for the Dynamic, giving extra precision. Brake discs have also grown to 350mm at the front.
The Autobiography trim level without the ‘Dynamic’ part is available in both three and four-door body styles with any powertrain. The top-shelf model grade features redesigned 20-inch wheels, a lower and more aggressive front bumper, plus ‘Autobiography’ badging. Autobiography cars are also available in high visibility jacket-style Phoenix Orange paint, which cannot be optioned on lesser models.
Land Rover is also debuting a world-first technology across the Range Rover Evoque range dubbed ‘InControl Apps.’ This technology allows vehicle-optimized smartphone apps to be displayed and controlled through the car’s touch screen.
Director of Land Rover Programmes, said, "the introduction of Land Rover InControl Apps together with the new range-topping Autobiography and Autobiography Dynamic derivatives, takes the Range Rover Evoque's core strengths a step further, bringing increased connectivity, desirability, luxury and dynamic ability to the already successful line-up." The Range Rover Evoque Autobiography and Autobiography Dynamic will make their public debuts at next month’s Geneva Motor Show.