Range Rover spices it up with Evoque Victoria Beckham Edition

 

By by  for The Detroit Bureau

“Tell me what you want, what you really, really want,” sang former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham before she signed on as a spokes-celebrity for Land Rover.  And now, apparently, she’s ready to answer her own question.

Or, more accurately, Land Rover is, the maker revealing the new Evoque Victoria Beckham Edition during a preview ahead of the opening of the 2012 Beijing Motor Show.

The Land Rover Evoque has been a home run for the British maker.  And it credits the range of customizable options offered on its first-over crossover-utility vehicle.  That carries over to the model formally being dubbed the Range Rover Evoque Special Edition with Victoria Beckham.  We’ll call it the Spice Girl edition, if you’ll allow us to save digital “ink.”

Among other things, it’s the first-ever Land Rover to feature hand-finished matte paint – offset by Santorini gloss black details and special 20-inch gloss-black forged alloy wheels with rose-gold accents. There’s also a rose-gold plated grille surround and badging.

Inside, Land Rover Spices it up with semi-aniline leather seats, door inserts and armrests and, yes, more rose-gold accents.  The look is complemented with black lacquered veneers, textured aluminum and soft-feel black finishes.

And finishing it off is a bespoke four-piece fitted leather luggage set.  You have to supply your own costumes, however.

The Spice Girl edition will feature the all-aluminum 240-hp 2.0-liter four mater to an all-wheel-drive system and Land Rover’s Terrain Response system comes standard.

The British marque promises to build no more than 200 of the Range Rover Evoque Special Edition with Victoria Beckham models, with a maximum five coming to the U.S.

“When I first started working with Gerry (McGovern, LR’s styling chief) and the design team, on the Range Rover Evoque Special Edition I did a lot of research, and created mood boards to show the team my love of timeless and classic design,” said Beckham. “ I looked at yachts, luxury jets, classic cars, movies, personalities and fashion. It’s the small detail that makes all the difference. I want everyone who gets into this car to feel special and empowered by its quality and craftsmanship. I like that it feels luxurious but also has quite a classic edge to it as well as a contemporary feel.”

Land Rover has yet to reveal a price point, but expect the posh Evoque to start at around $129,000.