Introducing the 2019 Range Rover Evoque

22nd Jul 2019

Launched in 2011, the Range Rover Evoque was a revelation and completely redefined the compact SUV segment with its stunning design and premium build quality. Land Rover haven't changed much on the Evoque since the original launch date, purely because it has been incredibly popular from day one - shifting over 100,000 new units a year consistently.

Interestingly, the Evoque is the first Land Rover to utilise the firm's all-new Premium Transverse Architecture, which is designed to offer more scope for technical progress over the lifetime of the car. With the changes made and the potential for advanced progression over the coming years, this new phase of the Evoque's life is looking bright.

The New Range Rover Evoque is now available for test drives, Enquire with Stratstone Land Rover today.   


Being a mid-life facelift, the exterior looks of the Evoque were never going to change a great deal. To be quite frank, the Evoque doesn't really need a complete re-design because it is a stunning car that looks a cut above the rest. You still get that distinctive sloping roofline and smoothed body shape that cleverly incorporates sharp looking features. Look hard enough though, and you'll see some design tweaks have been made, and they definitely come together to make a big impact visually.

Up front, the grille and headlights have been changed for a slightly narrower set-up, very similar to what can be seen on the Velar - which, we're sure you'll agree is quite the looker. Head to the rear of the vehicle and you'll see the taillights and bumper have been re-designed, which make the car look wider and sportier. 

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Minimalism and simplicity' was the message given to the designers when the interior of the Evoque was created. Sit inside and you can see they have pulled this off comfortably, there is no vulgar and unnecessary additions to the cockpit. Instead, you are given a host of beautifully crafted materials that come together to form a stunning interior space that provides everything you need.

Looking around, it is clear to see the interior has been heavily influenced by the Velar. There is a crystal clear 12.3-inch digital instrument panel alongside a pair of 10-inch infotainment screens on higher spec levels (They are called Touch Pro Duo). It's obvious the minimalist approach has been taken to the next level with the removal of buttons and the incorporation of a cleaner interface. 

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As you'd expect, there is two trios of petrol and diesel engines to choose from. The petrol engines are all Ingenium turbocharged four-cylinder units (Each variant producing 197bhp, 247bhp and 296bhp respectively). On the flip side, Land Rover have extracted 148bhp, 178bhp and 237bhp out of the diesel engines on offer - which all feature a good slab of torque for good measure. Each engine comes with a new nine-speed automatic gearbox as standard, unless you opt for a base spec diesel Evoque, in which case you have the option of a slick manual gearbox.

Perhaps the biggest revelation in the launch is the introduction of a mild hybrid system into every vehicle that sports the new automatic gearbox. The 8Ah lithium-ion battery sits directly under the driver's seat and is designed to assist with acceleration by removing turbo-lag. As a result, owners can expect a six per cent reduction in fuel consumption and up to 8g/km reduction in CO2 emissions.

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Besides the new mild-hybrid drivetrain that is available with the Evoque, Land Rover have added a host of other features that are very enticing. Being a Land Rover, let's start with off-roading tech. The new gen Evoque now has a wading depth of 600mm (up from 500mm) and gets Terrain Response 2, an intelligent computer system that detects the road surface and adjusts the rest of the car accordingly.

The Evoque also brings brand-new technology with it. Clearsight Groundview uses cameras on the side mirrors and front axle to provide a 'through-the-bonnet' view on the infotainment system, meaning you are never doing up or down a gradient in blind faith. Elsewhere, the Evoque's infotainment system gains Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. However, the best bit is the system uses algorithms to learn the driver's preferences, including favoured seating positions, music tastes and climate control configurations.

Nick Rogers, Executive Director or Product Engineering at Jaguar Land Rover, said: "Underneath the skin is an engineering and technical revolution. The architecture is all-new to accommodate both plug-in and mild hybrid systems, with only the door hinges remaining unchanged on the body.

The new chassis makes the most of the stiffer body, ensuring the characteristic ride comfort and refinement of a Range Rover. Evoque is now smarter than ever. The software that sits behind our infotainment system has been refined to provide a more intuitive customer experience. On top of that, we've added Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for seamless smartphone integration."

The New Range Rover Evoque is now available for test drives, Enquire with Stratstone Land Rover today.

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