It’s been 8 years since the Range Rover Evoque created the new market segment of the compact luxury SUV’s. Now Range Rover is back with a completly renewed approach.
The new Range Rover Evoque was long overdue since the birth of the original in 2010 and its facelift from 2014. The brand had to reinvent their compact luxury SUV to regain its place in the market segment.
So what’s new in the latest Range Rover Evoque? Well it has undergone a massive makeover both on in- and outside. The car receives styling inspiration from the Velar. The wheelbase is slightly increased providing 20 mm more rear legroom. Bootspace grows by 10 procent as well.
But more importantly. The new Evoque architecture was designed to offer the ability for electrification. A 48 Volt mild hybrid will be available at launch followed by a plug-in hybrid in the coming 12 months. The mild hybrid will assist the Evoque under acceleration and regenerate under braking similar to Mercedes’ EQ-boost.
The new Evoque will feature Range Rover’s second generation of Terrain Response together with a new all-wheel drive system that allows for the driveline to disconnect to increase efficiency when needed. Next to that, the Evoque can now wade through water as deep as 600 mm in comparison to 500 mm on the previous generation.
Head inside and you’ll find a completly renewed interior similar to the rest of Range Rover’s line-up. One of the cooler features is the ClearSight rear-view mirror. If the rear visibility is comprimised by passengers or bulky items then the mirror can be switched into an HD video screen. It provides a wider view and better low light visibility than a normal mirror would.
The Range Rover Evoque is also the first car in the world to feature ground view technology. It basically makes the bonnet invisible and displays a 180° view onto the upper touchscreen.
Jaguar Land Rover invests 1 billion £ in the UK car industry to support the Evoque’s creation and delivery. The new Evoque is ready for order now with a base price of 35.000 €.