2015 Geneva Motor Show LIVE: 2016 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque image

After previously unveiling online the facelifted 2016 Evoque, the British off-road specialist Land Rover has taken the wraps off the model in its official public premiere during the 2015 edition of the Geneva motor show.

The highly successful model has been mildly tweaked to withstand the test of time, featuring some stylistic and mechanical updates. The most noteworthy design updates are naturally at the front of the model, where we notice a refreshed bumper, larger air intakes, a restyled radiator grille and new, full LED adaptive headlights. At the back we can see a new tailgate spoiler, a new design for the LED taillights and the automaker has also brought new alloy wheel options. Inside the facelifted 2016 Evoque we can find new door casings, seats and a tweaked entertainment and navigation system that has an eight-inch touchscreen display. The All-Terrain Progress Control (ATPC) system comes courtesy of the larger Range Rover siblings and is especially useful in rough-terrain situations.

The most important update is found under the hood, where the refreshed Evoque now has an all-aluminum Ingenium TD4 turbodiesel engine that saves 20-30 kg (44-66 lbs) from the predecessor. Two power levels are offered: 150 HP (110 kW) and 180 HP (132 kW). Gasoline fans can opt for the Si4 turbocharged mill that delivers 240 HP (177 kW), enough for a 62 mph jump of 7.6 seconds and a top speed of 135 mph (217 km/h). Safety has been enhanced with a new lane keeping assist system with automatic course correction; an autonomous emergency braking system that minimizes impacts by automatically breaking and an attention assist estimation system that scans the driver for signs of fatigue to avoid the danger of falling asleep.