|On the Road Price||£42,155.00|
|Finance Deposit Allowance (FDA)||£0.00|
|Total Amount of Credit||£36,630.00|
|Purchase Fee (Included in optional final payment)||£10.00|
|48 Monthly Payments of||£449.00|
|Optional Final Payment||£20,733.00|
|Total Amount Payable||£47,810.00|
|Duration of Agreement||49 Months|
|Interest Rate (Fixed)||4.79% Fixed|
|Annual mileage||10,000 miles|
The model is perfect for the city and weekends away, 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.
The new Range Rover Evoque moves the game forward and revitalises a car which has proved immensely popular thanks to its great looks, solid build quality and premium feel. This all-new Evoque gets more technology than ever before but retains the Range Rover’s clever off-road systems to ensure that you’re able to go here, there and everywhere.
The inside of the new Evoque has been given a comprehensive overhaul for its second-generation. The interior of the car is now dominated by the same dual-screen layout that we’ve seen on the larger Velar, while the overall perception of quality has been lifted thanks to high-quality materials used throughout. There are plenty of interior material choices, too, with leather, alcantara-effect and even a fabric made entirely from eucalyptus.
Thanks to an increase in wheelbase length there’s more interior space too, so those sat in the rear have a lot more room in which to stretch out and get comfortable. Oh, and the boot has been in increased in size too, with 591 litres of space there with all seats in place or a generous 1,383 litres with the rear bench folded flat.
It’s still recognisable as an Evoque, but the latest incarnation of Range Rover’s baby model is sharper and looks better than ever. It takes design cues from the larger full-fat Range Rover but applies them on a smaller scale with sharp LED headlights giving the front of a Evoque a distinct amount of presence. Hallmark Evoque details remain but have been refined; the door handles which sit flush in the panel remain, while the side accents have been elongated and - in some models - have been given a copper effect. A variety of new alloy wheel designs are available too, while a decent amount of ride height allows the Evoque to wade through an impressive 600mm of water - the same as many utilitarian pick-ups currently on sale.
It’s in the technology area where Range Rover has really pushed the envelope. The cabin now gets a dual-screen setup, with two 10-inch displays complementing each other and giving you access to main controls for areas such as the satellite navigation and heating. They’re responsive and intuitive, while the look of them helps to give the cabin a clean, fuss-free appeal. There are a few conventional knobs and dials, but everything is largely controlled through those screens.
There’s a clever new rear-view mirror too. Packing a technology Land Rover calls ClearSight, it converts the conventional mirror into a display screen which relays an image taken from a video camera mounted at the rear. It’s a clever feature, and could be particularly handy if you’ve got three people sat in the back clouding the view rearwards, and therefore improves visibility.
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.
Its time to make a statement with the new range rover Evoque PHEV:
What are the benefits of PHEV?
The Evoque PHEV is available in one of three trim levels, ranging from standard Evoque up to First Edition. Here, we’ll take a look at what each specification brings.
The list of standard equipment that you get at the entry point of the Evoque range is impressive. Features such as the full Terrain Response off-road system, LED headlights and taillights, rain-sensing wipers and satin black exterior trim pieces are all included, while 17-inch alloy wheels help to add to its appeal. Inside, you’ll find heated front seats, a leather-trimmed steering wheel and a 10-inch Touch Pro infotainment system - this uses a single screen setup rather than two. There’s almost an overwhelming amount of kit off the bat, which makes the entry-level Evoque a very appealing prospect.
Bump up to R-Dynamic, and you’ll get all of the same standard features you’ll find on the standard Evoque but with several additions. The most notable extra is a full R-Dynamic styling package, which gives the Evoque even more presence out on the road - including copper-colours accents. And though the 17-inch wheels are the same size as on the entry car, they’re in a split-spoke design which is more intricate. Chrome treadplates help to give the car a touch more premium appeal, too.
First Edition is the current tip-top specification available with the Evoque. It gets all of the bells and whistles you could want, including ultra-bright Matrix LED headlights, a full panoramic roof and rear indicators which are ‘animated’ to strobe in a particular pattern. Large 20-inch alloy wheels sit at all four corners, and they’re finished in gloss dark grey with a contrast diamond turned finish. Inside, things take a turn for the luxurious with a heated steering wheel, full grain leather upholstery and 14-way electrically adjustable front seats. An impressive Meridian sound system is also added, along with the excellent dual-screen Touch Pro duo system. A head-up display adds to the comprehensive list of on-board technology too.
Test Drive Review: Range Rover Evoque P300e PHEV
What is the Range Rover Evoque P300e PHEV?
The motoring world as a whole is under increasing pressure to drive down emissions, and one of the best ways manufacturers have found to do that is by hybridising its existing models. Jaguar Land Rover is no different, applying hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains across its wide-stretching line up of vehicles.
The popular Evoque is one of the latest cars to benefit from an ultra-efficient powertrain, but does it change the whole package for the better? We’ve been behind the wheel to find out.
Of course, that hybrid powertrain is the standout change here, but there have been upgrades elsewhere too. The Evoque benefits from a slightly updated exterior look, while the interior boasts more technology than before.
The fundamentals remain the same, however, with the Evoque’s relatively compact dimensions yet high ride height retained.
What’s under the bonnet?
Here’s where the real changes are. The Evoque P300e uses a 1.5-litre petrol engine which is combined with an electric motor to produce 305bhp and 540Nm of torque, while a 15kWh battery is able to provide enough energy to drive the Evoque on electric-only power for 34 miles.
A direct result of this powertrain is super-low CO2 emissions figures of just 32-38g/km, while a full charge will take around 7.5 hours via a three-pin plug, or 2.75 hours when using a more powerful home wallbox.
What’s it like to drive?
The Evoque has already created a solid reputation for delivering a premium driving experience, and this is only elevated further with this plug-in hybrid model. It’s quieter and more refined than a conventionally-driven model, and even under hard acceleration, the engine stays impressively muted.
There’s not too much roll in the bends, either, which allows you to corner accurately and safely. It’s true, however, that the hybrid powertrain almost encourages a more relaxed driving style, though it’s good to know that you’ve got performance available should you need it.
How does the Range Rover Evoque PHEV look?
The latest Evoque does an even better job than its forebears of compressing some of the larger Range Rover’s premium looks into a smaller package. The coupe-SUV look has managed to blend into many manufacturer’s line-ups, but the Evoque manages to do it successfully, combining the sleeker looks and roofline of a sportier model with the upright appearance of an SUV.
It still manages to look chunky and off-road-ready, however, thanks to wide wheel arches and large alloy wheels. The noticeable underbody protection also alludes to the car’s capabilities off the beaten track, too.
What’s it like inside?
It’s easy to see that Land Rover has really doubled down on making the cabin of the Evoque a comfortable and well-appointed place to be. It’s light and clutter free, with well-positioned controls placed within easy reach of the driver.
The dual-screen setup has paid dividends in de-cluttering the cabin. Whereas many manufacturers still rely on physical buttons, the Evoque’s vast amount of in-screen controls helps to tidy up the dash. However, there are still ‘proper’ controls for the heating and ventilation, as well as the volume, which is no bad thing.
What’s the spec like?
Prices for the Evoque P300e start from £44,650, which brings all manner of standard features. Highlights include a digital rear-view mirror which uses a rear-mounted camera to display an image in the mirror housing, as well as a heated steering wheel and a premium sound system.
There’s a new 12.0-inch driver display in the main instrument binnacle, while both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are included, giving drivers a more streamlined way of integrating their smartphones into the car’s system.
It’s fair to say that the Evoque has been a success story for JLR. It appeals to a wide variety of buyers, bringing premium charm and go-anywhere abilities in a well-finished package. This latest plug-in hybrid model only sweetens the deal.
For company car uses, this ultra-efficient model is likely to look extremely appealing owing to a low benefit-in-kind. But even for those who are just looking to reduce their fuel bills, then the Evoque P300e is likely going to be a great fit.