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Startech Range Rover Evoque at 2011 Essen Motor Show

BRABUS affiliate tuning company, Startech, is showing off the Startech Range Rover Evoque at the 2011 Essen Motor Show currently underway. The sporty Range Rover Evoque only just went on sale in Australia earlier this month.

The Range Rover Evoque is an exciting new entry-level vehicle from the Tata-owned Jaguar Land Rover group, presenting not just a funky-looking SUV body, but it also promises to offer great on and off-road performance and elegance, all with the luxury and cachet of that iconic Range Rover badge.

Startech has come up with an upgrade for it which mainly focuses on cosmetic and interior modifications to amplify the Evoque’s natural characteristics – Startech has mentioned that it is working on some under-bonnet performance modifications for the future.

On the outside, the Startech Range Rover Evoque features a comprehensive two-tone bodykit with revised front and rear bumpers, as well as a rear diffuser and a large roof-top spoiler mounted on the hatch, for a more aggressive look

Blending in with the stealthy black with orange-highlighted bodykit is a set of two-tone black and orange Startech alloy wheels. These can be had in sizes ranging from 20 inches to 22 inches. Assisting in the ‘redback’ SUV style is a lowered suspension kit which brings the body down by 30.5mm.

Inside, there’s a number of Startech revisions including a full leather upholstery with Alcantara trimmings, a new sports steering wheel, aluminium pedals, and a set of sporty bucket seats to compliment the already well-equipped Range Rover interior.

As for the normal production Range Rover Evoque, which went on sale in Australia on November 7, pricing and trim level details are as follows:

eD4 110kW 2.2-litre turbo-diesel, six-speed manual 2WD (on sale July 2012)

  • eD4 Pure – $49,995
  • eD4 Dynamic – $63,495
  • eD4 Prestige – $65,495

TD4 110kW 2.2-litre turbo-diesel, six-speed manual 4WD

  • TD4 Pure – $53,395
  • TD4 Dynamic – $66,895
  • TD4 Prestige – $68,895

SD4 – 140kW 2.2-litre turbo-diesel, six-speed manual 4WD

  • SD4 Pure – $57,395
  • SD4 Dynamic – $70,895
  • SD4 Prestige – $72,895

Si4 – 177kW, 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol, six-speed automatic 4WD, o-100km/h 7.6 seconds

  • Si4 Pure – $60,395
  • Si4 Dynamic – $73,895
  • Si4 Prestige – $75,895

Option Prices

  • Six-speed automatic transmission with drive select and paddle shift (TD4/SD4 only) – $2480

Option Packs

  • Pure Tech Pack (mandatory fit to Pure models until November production) – $4500
  • Prestige/Dynamic Tech Pack – $5900
  • Dynamic Plus Pack – $7200

Individual Options

  • HDD Navigation including 4×4 information and hard disc drive audio server – $3,400
  • Park Assist – $1,090
  • Power Tailgate – $1,020
  • Metallic Paint – $1,300

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.