Land Rover has introduced a pair of new ‘Autobiography’ models to its compact Range Rover Evoque line, including a powerful new flagship model.
That headliner, called the Autobiography Dynamic, sees output from its turbocharged and direct-injected four-cylinder petrol engine boosted to 210kW and 400Nm.
Compared to the top petrol model in the regular range, the Dynamic model’s debut marks a handy 33kW and 60Nm increase.
Performance figures are still to be revealed, although we can expect the Dynamic to shave around one second off the regular model’s 7.6 second run.
The new special also gets a more highly tuned suspension package, along with a revised steering setup. Understeer is also helped by a ‘Torque Vectoring by Braking’ system.
There’s bigger 350mm discs up front, behind 20-inch forged alloy wheels.
Both models get a ‘new premium grille design’, subtly updated bumpers, and ‘jewel-like’ lighting tweaks at both ends.
There’s new leather trim in the cabin, a choice of premium or sports seats, Autobiography badging and embossed headrests.
It will be a while before Australian buyers can get there hands on the new variant however, with limited supply focusing first on overseas markets.
For now, there’s an updated 2014 range in Australia, which gains new systems like ‘Park Exit’ (exiting parallel parking spots without driver help), Perpendicular Park, Closing Vehicle Sensing, Lane Departure Warning, Reverse Traffic Detection, Traffic Sign Recognition and Wade Sensing for light off-road duties.