British Kahn Automobile Design’s latest project is this new mini-sport utility vehicle: the smallest ever Range Rover. We all know it’s called an Evoque, but allow A. Kahn Design to put into words just why this vehicle, complete with the enthralling Kahn Evoque kit sets the benchmark.
With over 90 percent of buyers set to be ‘newcomers’ to the product, and younger, more urban and a great deal more female than traditional customers – Afzal Kahn’s dalliance with the Evoque offers a whole new breadth of excitement, no doubt they’ll be reveling in ‘RS250’ shades of Vesuvius Copper.
Designer and company founder Afzal Kahn says “This is how it should be done. I sat on the fence and waited until most of the styling kits for the Evoque’s had been released.”
“It was a very complicated car to work but we worked within the factory style lines and I put my heart and soul into this. We spent thousands of hours working on this car because I wanted to ensure it isn’t seen as a conventional car but as something more serious for the road and I am quietly confident that our customers will enjoy a great deal of motoring supremacy with this outstanding vehicle.”
The A. Kahn Design Evoque is wholly unmistakable, with every external modification serving to coax greater performance from the car.
The Afzal Kahn touch includes a front and rear bumper, boot spoiler, central exhaust, fog lamps, LED running lights in front bumper, new front grille, kahn lowering module, privacy glass, brake calipers finished in Vesuvius copper, vented foot pedals in machined aluminum, heated seats, floor mats, aluminum machined foot pedals and Kahn branding.
Centered around a radical design and interconnected in order to coalesce design and engineering expression, the Kahn cross hair exhausts in stainless steel reflect an attraction to a pluto-matic lifestyle: a first cousin only to silence, and manners.
Inside is the ‘bespoke touch’, this particular vehicle comes with front and rear seats in black quilted and perforated leather with Alcantara inserts and Vesuvius copper detailing, rev counter and speedo in red, centre glove box (diamond quilted), door entry sill plates in stainless steel, door panel tops in quilted and perforated leather, piano black carbon trim and Vesuvius sports steering wheel with copper stitching.
Photographs courtesy of A. Khan Design
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