WATCH: The new Range Rover Evoque recreates iconic road signs

<i>Image: Motorpress</i>
<i>Image: Motorpress</i>

Land Rover has brought a series of well-known road signs to life as part of a unique urban capability test for the new Range Rover Evoque. 

The original compact SUV not only showcased its all-terrain credentials in London’s financial district but also demonstrated the smart technology that makes it a leader in its class.

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Drivers and passers-by watched on as the Evoque traversed obstacles framed by 4-metre high warning triangles, recreating the familiar road sign graphics used to warn drivers of 'uneven road' and 'steep hill'.

Both challenges showcased the indisputable all-terrain capability of Land Rover’s new vehicle architecture in an urban environment. 

Watch the clip below:

Pete Simkin, Chief Programme Engineer, said: "The New Range Rover Evoque is built for the city, but not at the expense of trademark all-terrain capability.

"Bringing these two worlds together in such an eye-catching and unique way was a great demonstration of the engineering and technical revolution behind our luxury compact SUV." 

On the banks of the River Thames, the smallest SUV in the Range Rover family negotiated a 40-degree ramp representing 'steep hill' to demonstrate how the new Evoque’s short overhangs, 25-degree approach angle and use of Land Rover’s renowned Hill Descent Control enable the Evoque to go above and beyond.

Flick of a switch

The introduction of second-generation Active Driveline combined with a 212mm ground clearance provided optimum traction and assured on-road ability and refinement as the Range Rover Evoque drove across staggered speed humps, representing the 'uneven road' warning sign. 

A real-world version of 'wild animals' then deftly demonstrated the segment-first ClearSight rear-view mirror technology.

Range Rover Evoque road signs

                                                                           Image: Motorpress

With the flick of a switch, this smart tech enables the driver to see past objects obscuring visibility of the road behind.  

The Evoque has been built on Land Rover’s new Premium Transverse Architecture to accommodate a Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) powertrain which will join the range later this year. 

Offered with a suite of advanced technologies from launch - including the world’s first 'Ground View' technology – the Evoque is more capable than ever before providing driving refinement, precise body control and agile handling across any terrain. 

The Evoque will be available locally from May.

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