There's a redesign of the Evoque for 2020 although it looks about the same as its predecessor. The Evoque is the smallest Range Rover available; it has a posh interior, an enjoyable ride, distinct exterior, and off-road capabilities. This sub-compact SUV has sold more than 770,000 units around the world since it was introduced in 2011, becoming the brand’s leader. This newbie will come with a Terrain Response system and all-wheel drive as standard. You’ll also get six driving modes that include: Auto, Mud-Ruts, Grass-Gravel-Snow, General, Sand, and Eco. It adds a lot of new technology, but it will stand out for its first brand new mild-hybrid engine that leads the way into an electrified future. We also love that it can sprint faster than greased lightning.
How does it look like from the outside?
The Evoque looks surprisingly familiar despite being a complete redesign of its former self. The second-generation Evoque maintains its predecessor’s shape and overall design, but it introduces more exceptional details and a modern high-tech appearance. We are not surprised that Land Rover decided to maintain the design because the company is known to be very conservative with new SUVs. Aside from the evolutionary design, the new Evoque’s exterior comes with longer taillights, Matrix LED Lights, 21-Inch Wheels, slimmer headlamps, Flush Door Handles, burnished Copper Accents and the same Coupe-Like Profile.
Will I break the bank to get it?
You don’t have to spend a bazillion dollars to get the new Evoque. Despite adding more tech features, this vehicle doesn’t increase its price tag by much. It will come with five trims that will be on sale for different prices depending on their offerings. The R-Dynamic HSE (P300), R-Dynamic SE (P300), R-Dynamic S (P300), SE (P250) and S (P250) will be sold at a price of $55,800, $51,150, $46,600, $47,200 and $42,650 respectively. Land Rover will add a 2020 First Edition (P250) model that will retail for $56,850.
How good is the chassis?
It is as good as Steph Curry’s three-pointers. The new Evoque boasts of a new chassis. The all-new architecture means that the 2020 Range Rover Evoque will have more efficient packaging and a longer wheelbase. To decrease vibration and cabin noise, the chassis uses rigidly-mounted subframes, and in addition to this, the stiffness of the chassis has increased by 13 percent. This vehicle has a larger center console and glove box, and the rear knee room has a 0.8-inch bump. It now provides a space of 21.54 cubic feet behind the rear seat – this means that the cargo space has increased by 6 percent. If you decide to fold the 40/20/40 rear seat, you will create an impressive space of 50.5 cubic feet.
What does the engine have to say for itself?
The new Range Rover Evoque will come with a standard turbocharged 4 cylinder 2.0-liter engine that will deliver 269 lb-ft of torque and 246 hp. On the other hand, the R-Dynamic trim will offer the same engine as a mild-hybrid version that will provide 296 lb-ft and 295 hp. All-wheel-drive will be used on all trims, and a 9-speed automatic will be mated to both engines.
What do we think about it?
We love that the new Evoque offers a perfect blend of surprising off-road capabilities and good on-road manners. This interesting crossover has better looks in the interior and exterior because of its avant-garde style. Some critics might argue that the new Evoque has barely changed, but the truth is that this is exactly what the company wanted to achieve. In fact, the minimal changes aren’t surprising since we have seen the same with brands like BMW and Mercedes-Benz. We love that we will get an optional plug-in hybrid powertrain later in the year as we enjoy the current mild-hybrid system that is available for most engines. The manufacturer should be able to make more sales than before if this model goes on to become the first plug-in SUV. It is comfortable, capable and affordable, with the physique of a petite Land Rover.