Land Rover announced the original Evoque back in 2011, it’s fashion conscious design and rugged practicality were an instant hit, helping it become the most popular Range Rover ever. The car has remained mainly unchanged with a mid-life facelift in 2015, however 2019 sees the release of the all- new 2019 Evoque.
So, what’re the main differences with the New Range Rover Evoque?
The latest update remains sympathetic to the original design at the same time being it inline with the design language shared with its larger siblings. Flush door handles that emerge when unlocking the vehicle; LED headlights and the copper coloured detailing included on the R-Dynamic models help set it apart from the older dated model. At a glance you could be confused into thinking it was the larger Range Rover Velar, which is no bad thing!
When introduced in 2015 the Ingenium engine helped set new records for economy and emissions, Land Rover have gone further updating the engine to include the latest Mild Hybrid (MHEV) technology. MHEV incorporate a smaller battery which captures the energy that would otherwise be when slowing down, harnessing the energy to assist with low speed driving or coasting resulting in yet lower emissions and increased fuel economy. Recognising the growing concerns about the environmental impact of diesel engines the Evoque is now also offered with a selection of powerful versatile petrol options.
Yet to be announced we are expecting to see the introduction of the new Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV) and electric options next year, which will be greatly welcomed by company car drivers and London dwellers thanks to the drastically lower emission offered. UK, Manchester based broker, Vantage Leasing, confirmed that their expectations are that you’ll be able to lease one of these next year!
The interior has been completely overhauled and now includes the intuitive Touch Pro Duo system as the centre piece which utilises the use of two high resolution touchscreens to control the media, air conditioning and vehicle settings. An additional screen also replaces the traditional instrument cluster allowing the driver to display a range of personalised information.
Via the touchscreen, you can now access a host of new optional features one of which is ClearSight Ground View, which uses an array of cameras around an under the vehicle to allow you to apparently see through the bonnet to the ground below.
If looking down at screens isn’t you think, opting for the advance laser Head-Up Display (HUD) maybe a good option to include, the system projects useful information directly onto the windscreen into the driver’s field of vision.
Entry models now come with cloth seats as standard, but upgrade to the S model or above leather is included. Irrespective of the model all interiors feel well built, solid and upmarket with higher specifications still offering a wide palette of plush leather interior combinations. If leather isn’t your thing, there’s a new vegan ‘Eucalyptus’ option, go for this and steering wheels covering is made from recycled plastic bottles!
Specification Line Up
You’ll now get even more standard kit than ever, all models include Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, front & rear sensors with reversing camera, automatic LED headlights, heated front seats, two zone climate control and 17in alloy wheels. The model line-up has also changed providing you with a choice of 4 specification levels: Evoque, S, SE, and HSE all of which allow you to include the R-Dynamic pack.
Whereas previously sportier exterior look was reserved for the highest specification, the new specification structure allows you to opt for the right specification for you and upgrade the individual exterior features which are important to you, see below for the differences:
S Specification – In Addition to the Evoque Spec
- 18″ Alloy Wheels
- Heated, electric folding mirrors
- Auto-dimming interior rear-view mirror
- Grained Leather Seats
- Navigation Pro
- Traffic Sign Recognition and Adaptive Speed Limiter.
SE Specification – In Addition to the S Spec
- 20’’ Alloy Wheels
- Premium LED headlights with signature DRL
- Auto High Beam Assist
- Powered tailgate
- 14-way heated electric memory front seats
- Touch Pro Duo
- Park Pack (Clear Exit Monitor, Park Assist, 360 Parking Aid, Rear Traffic Monitor)
HSE Specification – In Addition to the SE Spec
- 20’’ Diamond Turned Alloys
- ClearSight interior rear-view mirror
- Powered gesture tailgate
- Keyless Entry
- 16-way heated electric memory front seats
- Perforated Windsor leather seats
- Drive Pack (Blind Spot Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go, High-speed Emergency Braking)
When launched the Evoque was the best in class and the latest models help it retain that spot, despite being more expensive to buy outright than some of its rivals industry leading residual values makes this one of the most cost effective vehicle to lease.
Every Evoque gets a range of additional specification, but our pick of the bunch would be the R-Dynamic S, its sporty exterior styling combined with creature comforts a Range Rover driver would expect, make it the one to go for.
Over the air updates similar to your smartphone ensure regardless of how long you keep the car for the entertainment system and navigation stays functional and accurate.