Land Rover has unveiled the second generation Range Rover Evoque and while it’s the smallest SUV in our range, it has made a huge impact since its launch back in 2010, selling over a quarter of a million vehicles worldwide.
At first glance, the new model may look similar to its predecessor, but the next generation is far from it. So much so that 99% of New Evoque’s body structure is completely new, only carrying over the door hinges from the previous generation. We take a look at the key differences between the previous and new generations.
The New Evoque is 11mm longer, 6mm wider and 14mm taller than its predecessor.
New Evoque’s wheelbase is 21mm longer and the boot comes with 10% more loadspace than the previous model. Engineers have hailed it as a ‘package masterclass’ and put the enhancements down to the brand new platform New Evoque is built on, called Premium Transverse Architecture. So how does this translate as a benefit? Passengers can enjoy an additional 20mm in second row knee room, and the increase in bootspace to up to 591 litres, means you’ll comfortably fit two sets of suitcases side by side, or two sets of golf clubs, straight across the width.
In addition, the centre storage unit packs double the amount of space of the previous generation Evoque, providing a generous 4.5 litres for phones, tablets, water bottles or whatever you need to store while you’re on the move.
- Previous generation Evoque
- New Range Rover Evoque
Capability is integral to the DNA of Land Rover and Range Rover Evoque is no different.
The New Evoque’s wading depth goes up to 600mm, a 100mm increase compared to the previous generation.
The approach angle – or the angle you’d be able to climb an obstacle in Evoque from a flat surface – comes in at 20.8 degrees on Dynamic body style New Evoque, an increase of three degrees compared to the previous generation Dynamic Evoque.
The breakover angle – the maximum angle Evoque can clear an obstacle through contact with the wheels only – comes in at 20.7 degrees on both the Core and Dynamic models.
Similarly, you can safely depart from an obstacle to a flat surface in New Evoque at a departure angle of 30.6 degrees, which offers a 0.6 degree increase compared to the previous generation Dynamic model.
While the breakover angle reduces fractionally, by 1.3 degrees compared to the previous generation, New Evoque’s approach and departure angles receive notable improvements ensuring it remains top of its class for off-road geometry.
Design and colour palettes
When Evoque first launched, it drew acclaim for its dramatic exterior design based on the LRX concept car, which offered a fresh interpretation of classic Range Rover design cues.
New Evoque retains the distinctive falling roofline and rising beltline as seen on the previous Evoque, but sees the introduction of a reductive design language, taking cues from its larger sibling, the Range Rover Velar. Crisp, clean lines underscore the body and the sleek flush deployable door handles perfectly complement the more streamlined silhouette.
The number of lines on the car has been significantly reduced thanks to the repositioning of the roof joints, the flush deployable door handles and the shape of the waist, which now sits flush with the body offering improved visibility for drivers. The waistline of the vehicle is also 20mm lower than the previous generation and the position of the interior rear view mirror has shifted by 14mm for improved visibility.
New Range Rover Evoque
New Evoque has no wheel arch claddings for added refinement and sees the introduction of LED matrix headlamps.
The standard colours on previous generation and New Range Rover Evoque stay the same – Fuji White and Narvick Black – as well as the same Silicon Silver and Carpathian Grey paint colours that come as options in the premium metallic range. The optional metallic paint colour line-up sees a slight shift though – Yulong White, Indus Silver, Kaikoura Stone, Santorini Black and Firenze Red remain – but we see the removal of the Loire Blue and Corris Grey paint options.
Corris Grey makes way for Eiger Grey and we see the addition of metallic Seoul Pearl Silver; a new luxurious pearl paint colour that utilises pigment technology to give three depths of colour, ranging from clean neutral grey to a warm creamy glow in different lights. Plus, exclusive to First Edition, comes the Nolita Grey metallic paint colour. Named after a New York City borough ‘North of Little Italy' renowned for its urban and edgy appeal, this stealth-like solid metallic grey comes with a cool blue undertone.
- The optional Seoul Pearl Silver paint colour
- The optional Nolita Grey paint colour exclusive to First Edition
The previous generation Evoque came with the option of two diesel engines and one petrol engine. Diesels were available with four powertrains, one Front Wheel Drive manual, an All Wheel Drive manual and two All Wheel Drive automatic powertrains. The Si4 2.0L petrol engine came with All Wheel Drive automatic as standard. All engines were 2.0L and designed with our own Ingenium engine technology, delivering clean and efficient combustion to help reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
New Range Rover Evoque loses the All Wheel Drive manual powertrain option, with manual transmission restricted to the entry level D150 Diesel engine. However the 20 Model Year line-up features an additional 2.0L diesel engine – the D240 AWD Auto – alongside the 2.0L D150 Diesel and D180 Diesel engines for an even greater choice for the driver. The rest of the range consists of three 2.0L petrol engines with 200, 250 and 300HP power outputs all with automatic transmission and All Wheel Drive capability.
Taking the efficiency benefits of Ingenium one step further, all New Evoque vehicles with automatic transmission feature the pioneering Mild-Hybrid Electric Vehicle (MHEV) technology. MHEV maximises driving efficiency by cutting the engine at speeds lower than 10mph, in doing so, harvesting the energy normally lost during this deceleration and sending it back to the engine. Drivers can expect an average 5% improvement in fuel economy from this feature.
MHEV provides an effortless yet dynamic driving experience.
Models pictured include Range Rover Evoque First Edition in Nolita Grey and Range Rover Evoque HSE in Seoul Pearl Silver with optional features fitted. Previous generation Evoque pictured is Range Rover Evoque HSE Dynamic in Yulong White with optional features fitted. Contact your local Land Rover Retailer for more information.
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