By Gary Becker
For those into the premium SUV market the Range Rover Evoque has to be high on your list of acceptable driveway trophies. To make sure you have plenty to choose from, Range Rover has is coming out with the Evoque Special Edition with Victoria Beckham.
If you are like me you have no idea who Victoria Beckham and even less of an idea of why she would be involved in the naming of a special edition SUV. Well, Victoria Beckham was the winner of the coveted Designer Brand of the Year award at the 2011 British Fashion Awards and according to the folks at Range Rover, "Both Land Rover and Victoria Beckham are British luxury brands with credibility and global appeal, this dual 'Britishness' makes the collaboration even more exciting especially when considering the huge audience for bespoke products around the world, particularly in China, Russia and Brazil where Land Rover is growing".
That being said, this Evoque Special Edition, which is being shown at the Beijing Auto Show, comes with hand-finished matt paint, Santorini gloss black detailing contrasts with stealth-like paintwork, unique 20" gloss black forged alloy wheels with rose-gold accents, rose-gold plated grille surround and badging, soft vintage inspired tan semi-aniline leather interior seats with hand-finished feature stitch, semi-aniline leather door inserts, armrests and cubby lid.
But wait, there's more, exclusive rose-gold plated interior accents, unique and ultra-luxurious mohair floor mats and microsuede headlining, bespoke four-piece leather luggage set and a hand-sewn leather wallet for owner's manual signed by Victoria Beckham.
The Evoque Special Edition is powered by an all-aluminum 240PS 2.0-litre petrol engine that rides on Land Rover's all wheel drive Terrain Response® system.
Production will be limited to a maximum of 200 vehicles worldwide with first vehicles allocated to Chinese customers. Pricing is from $129,000.