Meet the New 2019 Range Rover Evoque
The all-new Range Rover Evoque has arrived. Though its skin may look familiar enough, peel it back and you’ll find a redesigned vehicle set to rival premium SUVs from the likes of Audi and Volvo. Here’s everything you need to know about Land Rover’s newest model…
The original Evoque was a huge success for Land Rover, so we should probably say from the off that they haven’t taken any risks with its younger cousin and visually there’s nothing radical. That said, there’s a brand new chassis and interior, and in a year or so, there’ll also be plug-in hybrid powertrains available.
Form-wise, the 2019 Evoque continues the basic shape and dimensions but look closely and you’ll find cues from the gorgeous Velar, such as the flush-look LED headlights and wide rear lights. The body has also been tightened up a little with less visible lines, and we’re pleased to report the new model has adoption the Velar’s very awesome retractable door handles. Oh, it’s also a whole 1mm longer and 11mm lower to the ground.
The new Evoque will be available with the usual set of four-cylinder petrol and diesel ‘Ingenium’ engines, with outputs starting at entry-level 148bhp diesel up to a 296bhp 2-litre turbocharged petrol. All models aside from that diesel are fitted with a nine-speed automatic ZF transmission and AWD.
All of these models are anchored by a 48V mild-hybrid system, which stores electrical energy in a battery. This means the engine can cut out briefly for some coasting at low speeds, further reducing fuel. Land Rover also say that in a year’s time they’ll be introducing a plug-in hybrid model which’ll combine a new three-cylinder petrol engine and electric motor.
Inside, things have been nipped and tucked a little but very much still feel the same. But there have been some tech upgrades such as Land Rover’s Duo Touch pro system, which combines two 10-inch touch screens. There’s also a rather awesome wide-angle rear-view mirror, which means drivers can flick between an actual mirror and cameras – a first for the UK.
Prices for the new 2019 Range Rover Evoque start at £31,600 and rise to over £50,000 for a fully-kitted out ‘First Edition’ P300. Find out more over at the Land Rover Website.
Earlier this year, we headed to the Scottish Highlands to put Land Rover’s much-lauded Velar through its gorgeous paces. Here’s our review…