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Land Rover Range Rover Evoque (2019–)

Last updated 10 April 2019

Finally nails the baby Range Rover brief. Much improved ride and excellent interior.
Mild hybrid improves economy and emissions on paper - but not in the real world. Expensive. No plug-in hybrid from launch.
Updated 22 November 2018
2019 Range Rover Evoque revealed

The Range Rover Evoque is getting a major revamp for 2019, with new tech, more cabin space and a range of mild-hybrid engines. The all-new Land Rover crossover will go on sale in the spring, with prices...

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While the first-generation Range Rover Evoque was a good effort, we felt it didn’t quite nail the brief. Luckily, Land Rover has caught up fast with this, the second-generation version of the premium compact SUV. Ladies and gentleman, the baby Range Rover is finally here.

The growing popularity of rivals like the Audi Q3 and Volvo XC40 means that this is a market sector which can’t be ignored. So what’s new for 2019? Well, there’s no three-door for a start. And at first glance the new model doesn’t actually look that much different to the old one.

But it’s under the metal where the real progress has been made. Engineers have given the car a heavily revised platform with very little carried over, apart from the odd hinge bracket and the ECU mount. That means practical improvements in terms of rear passenger space and boot capacity, as well as ride and handling.

While its unlikely that an Evoque will ever find its way off-road (on purpose), drivers will have no trouble coping with inclement weather, snow, loose surfaces like mud and gravel. The all-wheel drive automatic come with a choice of four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines with a 48-volt mild-hybrid system fitted to reduce carbon-dioxide. That means emissions as low as 149g/km and up to 50mpg. Next year, there’ll be a plug-in hybrid as well as a three-cylinder petrol.

Right now, though, there’s also plenty of tech to keep gadget-focussed drivers happy. The new Evoque features the clear sight rear view mirror option. This is a high-def screen that displays the view from the rear camera, aiding visibility in poor conditions.

Ticking the option box marked Ground View is like having your own in-car Paul Daniels – it makes the bonnet disappear by giving the driver a 180-degree view under the front of the car on the front screen. Now that’s magic.

Prices start at £31,600 for the 150PS front-wheel drive diesel manual and stretch to the 300PS petrol 4WD auto £40,350... plus options.

List Price from £31,615
Buy new from £30,113
Contract hire from £266.72 per month

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