The engineering and testing behind the Range Rover Evoque

The Range Rover Evoque from Jaguar Land Rover has just won the 2012 Royal Academy of Engineering MacRobert Award for its innovative design and commercial success.

The Range Rover Evoque from Land Rover has carved out an entirely new market segment with its concept-car design while retaining the ground clearance necessary for true all-terrain capability.

In order to maintain the original concept’s low profile design, Jaguar Land Rover’s engineers packaged the under-floor components, the all new front and rear suspension systems, new chassis frame and 70L fuel tank with millimetre accuracy.

Safety and weight-saving technologies can be found throughout its bodyshell and chassis, including an advanced steel monocoque frame that is reinforced with ultrahigh-strength boron, which enables the Evoque to achieve a slim profile without compromising strength or safety.

The Range Rover Evoque, which is manufactured at JLR’s Halewood assembly plant on Merseyside, has created or safeguarded over 30,000 jobs throughout the supply chain. The company recently announced £3bn worth of contracts with more than 40 UK based suppliers, many of which are based in the North and Midlands, regions that have been badly affected by the economic downturn.