The formula for the Range Rover Evoque seems so obvious now: make a car that has all the desirability of a Range Rover, with a beautiful interior and the styling turned up to 11, yet at a more affordable price.
It wasn’t so clear-cut at the start, given that the concept version that preceded the Evoque was called Land Rover LRX. But when it arrived it all made sense.
It is powered by turbocharged four-cylinder engines and, at the bottom of the range, runs with a price of just over £30k. The meat of the range is closer to £40k while the convertibles start nearer the £50k mark.
Front drive is available. So, too, are manual gearboxes, a petrol engine and a host of trim, styling and refinement features aching to take the price of a Range Rover Evoque towards £50k.
To find out if it is worth that – or any – kind of money is our purpose.