Onyx Concept Classes up the Range Rover Evoque
As crossovers (aka demi-SUVs) go, the Range Rover Evoque isn’t the roomiest, or the most affordable, or even the most economical. But damn if it isn’t the coolest looking. Whether you pick the 3-door or the 5-door, there’s a good chance you’ll find yourself looking back at it over your shoulder every time you walk away. The sinewy proportions, “chop top” greenhouse and bold surface detailing all work in concert to create one big, four-wheeled eye magnet.
But whether you buy an Evoque to see, be seen in or a combination of the two, you’ll still have to compete with other Evoque owners. Unless, of course, you invest in making your British soft roader stand out from the crowd of standouts. If you’ve been a semi-regular visitor to this site for the last year or so, you’ll know there’s already a bumper crop of body kits out there for the Evoque, and now an established modifier of the larger (and, as many purists will eagerly proclaim, real) Range Rovers is entering the market.
Onyx Concept has released numerous aesthetic enhancement packages for the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport over the last few years, so it should be no surprise that the company has turned its attention to Land Rover’s critically acclaimed compact fashion leader. And what attention is being lavished upon it: The bumpers and hood are brand new and far more muscular looking than the stock pieces, while the fender flares and rocker panel extensions give even more visual brawn. And yet, it still manages to look classy. Even the bespoke alloy wheels (which will debut with the bodywork bits) manage to strike that oh-so-delicate balance between pretty and powerful.
And don’t think the Onyx folks forgot about the interior. Hop in and you’ll find a 16-piece carbon fiber trim kit, a sport steering wheel and Nappa leather upholstery. No renderings of the interior were released, but Onyx says it will begin shipping demo models to their distributors in major cities like Los Angeles and Moscow within the next two months. By then we should know how the interior will look, what size or sizes those wheels will be and, maybe, just maybe, how much money all these upgrades will cost.
Source: Onyx Concept