The new Evoque brings with it a refreshed design and new technologies; ClearSight interior rear view mirror, ClearSight Ground View, InControl infotainment system and many more driver assistance systems make the Evoque an effortless drive.
Inside the new Range Rover Evoque you’ll find new luxurious materials; grained leather, Windsor leather, Dinamica ® Suedecloth, Premium kvadrat wool blends and eucalyptus fibre textiles.
Optional dual high-definition 10” touch screens give you easy access to navigation, calls, media, and more. Behind the wheel, you’ll notice a high-res interactive driver display with driving information, entertainment, and active safety data. The InControl infotainment system, Touch Pro comes as standard, linking you and your vehicle to the wider world.
A confident and assured drive. Following on from it’s iconic predecessor the Range Rover Evoque features the distinctive Coupe-like silhouette it’s known for.
The new model has fewer lines, cleaner surfaces and an all-round more modern feel. Flush deployable door handles give the Evoque a streamlined edge whilst animated directional indicators bring undoubted presence.
Optional Matrix LED headlights with Signature Daytime Running Lights feature adaptive beams, which gives you maximum visibility of the road and also casts a shadow over any oncoming traffic, so you don’t dazzle everyone else.
17" Style 1005, 10 spoke, Satin Dark Grey alloys, Fabric 8-way heated manual front seats, 10" Touch Pro, analogue dials with Central TFT Display and Sound System, LED headlights, Rear camera plus front and rear parking aids.
Connectivity features: Remote.
18" Style 5075, 5 split-spoke, Gloss Sparkle Silver alloys, Perforated grained leather 10-way heated electric front seats, 10" Touch Pro, analogue dials with Central TFT Display and Sound System, LED headlights, Rear camera plus front and rear parking aids.
Connectivity features include: Remote, Navigation Pro, Connect Pro (Smart Settings, Pro Services, a 4G Wi-Fi Hotspot) and Smartphone Pack (InControl Apps, Android AutoTM and Apple CarPlay®)
Chrome treadplates, Bright metal pedals, R-Dynamic Exterior Pack, Ebony Morzine headlining, Perforated leather steering wheel
Adaptive Dynamics, Configurable Dynamics, Fixed Panoramic Roof, Automatic Headlight Levelling, Autobiography Exterior Pack, 21" Style 5077 Gloss Light Silver with Contrast Diamond Turned Finish.
Featuring up to 41 miles of emission-free driving
The Range Rover Evoque Plug in Hybrid delivers all-electric, emission-free driving and can be charged using DC Rapid Charging. This Range Rover Evoque Plug in Hybrid combines a 3 cylinder, 1.5-litre Petrol engine with an electric motor to deliver a total power output of 309HP and you can drive in either parallel-hybrid or EV Mode.
There are a range of new engines available with the new Evoque, but today we’re focusing on the all-new plug-in hybrid version, which is badged P300e. It combines a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine with an electric motor and battery, giving the Evoque incredible claimed economy figures of 31g/km CO2 and up to 201.8mpg - impressive figures for a car of this type.
Furthermore, it’s capable of travelling up to 41 miles on electric power alone, which makes it ideal for driving around town or for shorter trips. Drive carefully, and there’s little reason why the Evoque should trouble the petrol engine at all. To charge, it’ll take just 90 minutes to go from empty to 90 per cent when using a 7kW home wall-mounted charger, though when using a faster 32kW public charging point a 0-80 per cent charge will take just 30 minutes.
The Evoque first arrived on the scene in 2011 and provided a classic example of ‘Why didn’t they think of this earlier?’ The downsized Rangie came with much of the kudos and presence (thank you Mrs V. Beckham) of the full-size version but with a smaller price tag, fuel bill and parking space requirements.
Several years on and it’s on the receiving end of some notable enhancements. Outside there’s mild tweaks to keep it fresh but more importantly it gains the latest Ingenium diesel engine already keeping fuel bills low in the Discovery Sport. There’s also a revised suspension set up, some new off-road gadgets and updates to the cabin too.
One of Land Rover's latest Ingenium diesel engines sits under the Evoque's bonnet, where it produces a healthy 173bhp, but is capable of returning over 40mpg on the combined cycle. Here, it's driven to all four wheels via a nine-speed automatic gearbox.
The most important change to the Evoque’s driving behaviour comes down to the new engine provision. The Ingenium diesel unit has already proven itself elsewhere, and mated to the nine-speed automatic gearbox it’s a willing companion in high output 180PS form. Although nine forward ratios might seem like a lot, in truth the Evoque switches between them smoothly to make the most of the generous torque on offer to give pleasingly fuss-free progress. Push harder and the Ingenium unit is a little more vocal but the relaxed cabin ambience isn’t hurt.
Better still is the way the Evoque effortlessly blends a comfortable ride with responsive driving dynamics. Most of the time you simply enjoy the way road imperfections are soaked up without fuss, especially impressive when it’s wearing large alloy wheels. Conversely on those relative rare occasions when you need to hurry along a challenging B-road the Evoque responds with much more alacrity and accuracy than it has any right to. It’s still a relatively tall car and the steering is geared for comfort rather than razor responses but fun it most certainly is.
So popular is the Evoque – it accounts for one in every three Land Rovers sold – that it’s easy to forget just how radical it looked when it first arrived on the scene. Familiarity hasn’t hurt its appeal, but the updates are welcome. The new LED headlights look very smart, while the restyled front bumper freshens up the face and ties it in more closely with its sibling products. There’s additional colour options and more alloy wheel designs to choose from too.
Popularity hasn’t hurt its image either. There’s no denying it; the Evoque is a bit posh and that’s exactly why you’d be happy to be seen stepping in or out of one. For a relatively small car it packs a lot of cred.
There are more practical models in the Land Rover/Range Rover line up, but that’s not to say the Evoque can’t handle family duties. Front seat occupants sit nice and high and have plenty of space to stash odds and ends, while welcome comforts such as ventilated and massage seats are now on the options list. If you’re using the rear on a regular basis the five-door version makes a lot more sense, and it’s less generous than the front thanks to the sloping roof but this isn’t an issue unless you’re approaching six foot tall.
The mechanical improvements are matched by enhancements to the specification. All Evoques now get the latest InControl Touch infotainment system, upgraded materials on the door trims and new features such as the ATP off-roading system.
The updated Evoque retains its broad appeal and will no doubt continue to be popular with a broad spectrum of buyers. Fashion-conscious young people and older folks who want something with style and comfort will both enjoy the smart looks inside and out, and it is one of the few design-heavy cars that appeals to both men and women. In five-door form it also suits smaller families and even tweedy farmers will find it has more off-road ability than they could ever need.
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