Following on from the success of the first generation model, Land Rover has taken the covers off the new Range Rover Evoque.
Rather than a complete styling revolution, Land Rover has given the Evoque a mild styling update that features the brand’s recognisable grille design, distinctive LED daytime running lights and large air intakes on the front end. It also takes cues from its larger Velar sibling with its pop-out door handles, while the ‘floating roof’ effect of the original Evoque remains thanks to the black windscreen and door pillars.
But since 2010 when the Evoque first debuted, the motoring world has moved on quite quickly – so the new model includes the latest in Jaguar Land Rover’s powertrain technology, including a 48-volt mild hybrid system and a three-cylinder petrol plug-in hybrid. Launch models will be available with four-cylinder petrol and diesel offerings, with power ranging from 148bhp up to 297bhp. Only the base level diesel option is fitted with front wheel drive and manual transmission – with the rest of the line-up offered with automatic transmissions and all-wheel drive.
Although it is designed for the city, the Evoque is still an off-roader at heart and includes the Terrain Response 2 system with a wading depth of 600mm. Adaptive dynamics help the driver set the car up as and how they want it. The Evoque can also feature the new Ground View technology, which effectively makes the bonnet see-through, so the driver can see kerbs and trickier terrain under the car. Adaptive cruise control with steering assist, reversing camera, lane keep assist, autonomous emergency braking and driver condition monitor are also on offer with the Evoque. Standard specification includes automatic LED headlights, 17-inch alloy wheels, heated windscreen, dual-zone climate control, heated front seats and 10.2-inch Touch Pro infotainment system.
Prices for the all-new Evoque start from £31,600.
For more information on the new model, contact your nearest JCT600 Land Rover Centre.