The Range Rover Evoque is a compact SUV with a coupe design manufactured by Land Rover. Its second generation was launched at the end of 2019 offering a complete renovation and integrating an evolution in design with respect to its predecessor, inspiring its lines in the Range Rover Velar. The Range Rover Evoque is only available with 5-door body. Although the previous model did offer a coupe version and even a convertible variant. The price of the Range Rover Evoque starts from 40,000 dollars. In its base finish with the manual 150 HP engine.
The Range Rover Evoque is a direct rival of models such as the Audi Q3. The BMW X1 , the Volvo XC40 or the Mercedes GLA .
Exterior design of the Range Rover Evoque
The second generation of the Range Rover Evoque stands out for the evolution it has introduced in both its aesthetics. An evolution that was also previously released in the Range Rover Velar. The bet for a single body is defended with a configuration of 5 doors of sporty dyes. With a side view in clear wedge shape. And using stylistic features that accentuate the idea of coupe as are the flush knobs on the doors.
The shapes of the Evoque are muscular, with smooth and stylized lines. But with an aesthetic where the surface of bumpers. Or its side are absolute protagonists in front of optics, grill or glazed surface. The use of large tires, up to 21 “, reinforces the idea of sports design that can also be combined with different packs and personalization details to print a more aggressive image.
Interior design of the Evoque
The interior of the Evoque is a clear commitment to luxury and technology. Its interior design. As it happens on the outside, is strongly influenced by the Range Rover Velar. In this way the configuration of the driving position is composed of a digital instrument panel of 12.3 ” and a double screen interface serving as an infotainment system.
This dual interface has become one of the most representative stamps of the latest releases of Land Rover, combining a 10 “top screen with a second touch screen that acts as an interface for vehicle control systems, climate control or assistance to driving. This second interface is characterized by combining physical and tactile controls, which provides a better user experience.
With the release of the second generation of the Range Rover Evoque a new platform (PTA) was introduced which, despite maintaining the length in 4.37 meters as the previous Evoque, improved its habitability. And cargo space, in addition to the torsional rigidity by 13%. The trunk of the Evoque offers capacity for 591 liters. Allowing to expand this capacity to 1,445 liters by folding the rear seats that can be folded in 40:20:40 ratio.
The engines of the Range Rover Evoque
The range of thrusters of the Range Rover Evoque is composed of diesel and petrol mechanics belonging to the Ingenium family, with 4 cylinders, 2 liters of displacement. And supercharging by turbocharger. Diesel engines are available in versions of 150, 180 and 240 hp, while gasoline engines are available in variants of 200, 250 and 300 hp.
All these mechanics have semi-hybrid propulsion technology, a system that assists the internal combustion engine to improve its efficiency by 6%. And provide an extra 140 Nm. Thanks to the semi-hybrid condition, the Evoque obtains the ECO Label .
In terms of transmission, there is a unique diesel version with 150 hp that can be combined with a manual change of 6 relations and 4 × 2 traction. The rest of the thrusts are combined with the 4 × 4 all-wheel drive. And an automatic change by torque converter with 9 ratios.
By 2020 the launch of an Evoque PHEV (plug-in hybrid) has been confirmed. This version will combine a 1.5 turbo petrol engine with 3 cylinders. And 200 hp with a 100 hp electric motor installed on the rear axle. Both engines can move the car combined or independently, offering both autonomy in 100% electric mode and all-wheel drive.
The Range Rover Evoque is not afraid of offroad
Although the profile of the Range Rover Evoque is that of a compact SUV or SUV. With the new generation it has been sought to offer better qualities outside of asphalt. This makes the Evoque offer a ground clearance of 212 millimeters. Or a fording capacity of 600 millimeters. To this we add driving assistance as an augmented reality system that allows us to visualize what happens under the nose of the vehicle. As well as a Terrain Response 2 system that offers different driving profiles to adapt the engine performance, change. And total traction in pursuit of getting the best grip.
Invisible hood of the Evoque
The Range Rover Evoque is the first vehicle in the world with Ground View technology. Which turns the hood into an ‘invisible’, a world first that Land Rover presented in the Discovery Vision prototype in 2014. Through cameras located on the front grille. And in the mirrors of the doors, the system is able to project on the central touch screen the image that we will find. Before and under the vehicle in a virtual representation of 180º. In this way, the vehicle helps us maintain visibility when we face complicated terrain or areas of many curbs in the city.