Reviewed: The Range Rover Ã‰voque Black Label Edition by A. Kahn Design
22nd Oct 2013
The Range Rover Evoque Black Label Edition by A. Kahn Design is a vehicle for the individual who will only accept design perfection.
However, is the confident styling backed up by all-round quality? Kahn News takes centre stage with a welcome opportunity to review this much sought after vehicle.
This is a Range Rover for fashionistas, prepared by highly skilled, experienced specialists, using a combination of hi-tech materials and artisan craftsmanship, the RS25O’s performance orientated design and Santoniri Black Metallic paintwork is rather nonchalant.
The ride and handling is something special. There’s nothing deceitful about the way it rides on the open road with 9.5” x 22” RS wheels. This is a very well-rounded machine, purists might think it’s some fancy bit of machinery, but what it really is, is a selfless being, full of graceful purpose, devoid of a personality disorder most often associated to ineffective Prima Donnas.
It\'s an individual creation, no doubt about it, not just because of its stunning Santorini Black Metallic paintwork!
In keeping with a lightweight design philosophy, front grille with 3D mesh, front bumper centre section graphic in matt black, front bumper mesh in matt black and silver, LED daytime running lights for front bumper, side sill trim in gloss black, side vent inserts in copper, door entry sill plates in stainless steel, painted floating roof and brake calipers finished in Vesuvius orange, you know you\'re dealing with something rather special.
From the classy quilted and perforated leather and quality build to the serene layout - A multitude of improvements to the interior allow the driver to bask in the sheer opulence on offer: front and rear seats in quilted & perforated leather, transmission tunnel in Alcantara with contrast stitching, diamond gear selector, four door armrests quilted & perforated, dashboard quilted & perforated, vented foot pedals in machined aluminium, centre glove box re-upholstered in quilted & perforated leather, dashboard stitching and high quality duty carpet floor mats establish an atmosphere complete with comfort and security.
The company philosophy is to always give the customer what they want, so Afzal Kahn could for example, design you a vehicle with a full colour change (to a colour of your choice) and an interior akin to, let’s say your favourite leather reclining chair in your living room. Customers could also change the colour of the clock, or indeed, ask for anything else: The ability to put together a limitless palette of colours into the fabric, leather, trim pieces, and more is there for all to see.
An exceptional driving machine – the RS250’S is quality personified!
One minute it’s a fierce machine, next minute: it’s a city slicker. Once it’s time to hand the keys back however, you’ll be sorely tempted to drive it over and over again. Akin to an obsession, one will just want to get back into the driving seat!