Currently reading: 2016 Range Rover Evoque pricing revealed
Compact SUV gets new LED lights, refreshed styling, new engines and a cabriolet version; priced from £30,200 and on sale from September
Darren Moss
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3 mins read
15 April 2015

Land Rover has confirmed that the facelifted Range Rover Evoquerevealed at the 2015 Geneva motor showwill start at £30,200 when it goes on sale from September.

It will be the most efficient Land Rover production model yet, with Jaguar Land Rover's new 2.0-litre four-cylinder Ingenium turbodiesel engine under its bonnet.

The most economical version, the two-wheel-drive, 148bhp, 317lb ft eD4 equipped with a manual gearbox, will deliver a claimed 68mpg on the combined cycle and emit 109g/km of CO2, according to the manufacturer's estimated figures. That’s 18% more fuel efficient than the Evoque’s previous diesel engines.

A more potent diesel will also be offered with 178bhp and 317lb ft. It will return 59mpg and 125g/km in six-speed manual, four-wheel-drive form.

The new car will also be offered with Land Rover’s existing 237bhp Si4 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine, which can achieve 36mpg and 181g/km. This variant, which comes with four-wheel drive and a nine-speed automatic transmission as standard, can accelerate from 0-62mph in 7.6sec and has a top speed of 135mph.

Three drivetrains will be available: two-wheel drive, four-wheel drive and Active Driveline. The Active Driveline automatically switches between two and four-wheel drive as required, and also features torque vectoring to improve traction in low-grip situations. It is standard when the Si4 petrol engine is specified and optional across the rest of the range.

Under the skin, the Evoque’s suspension set-up has been altered to take into account the lower weight of the Ingenium diesel engines. There’s a new front suspension subframe and revised rear bushings, as well as larger brake discs.

The most efficient Evoques – namely the front-wheel-drive eD4 three-door and five-door variants – will be designated as 'E-Capability' models and wear blue 'Evoque' badges.

Land Rover has tweaked the exterior design of the Evoque with a new front bumper, enlarged air intakes, two new grille designs, all-LED adaptive headlights and new alloy wheel designs among the key changes. The rear gets a new tailgate spoiler and high-level LED stoplight. In the cabin, the revised car features new seats and door casings, more soft-touch materials and fresh colour choices.

Land Rover will bring the Evoque’s trim levels in line with those of the Range Rover Sport, meaning customers can choose SE, HSE Dynamic and Autobiography specifications. Every car now comes with lane departure warning, Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), heated eight-way adjustable front seats, electric door mirrors, automatic lights and wipers and automatic climate control all as standard.

All versions of the Evoque get a new TFT information display in the instrument panel and JLR's new 8.0in touchscreen-based multimedia system, called InControl Touch. It allows users to swipe between screens just like a smartphone and allows you to display apps on the touchscreen.

The HSE and Autobiography trim levels get a higher-spec version called InControl Touch Plus, which comes with satellite navigation and the option of a rear-seat entertainment system with a pair of 8.0in video screens with wireless digital headphones.

The model also benefits from technology first seen on the Range Rover. All-Terrain Progress Control (ATPC) maintains a pre-determined speed off road to assist the driver in negotiating tricky terrain. 

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The revised equipment levels and new engines have resulted in a tweaking to the car's pricing, with the entry-level model now starting at £30,200 - a rise of a touch under £2000 over the outgoing version.

This price buys you the 2WD model complete with the new 148bhp eD4 Ingenium diesel engine in SE trim. The range carries on to the automatic 4WD with the 237bhp Si4 engine in HSE Dynamic Lux trim. This costs £48,500.

Fewer trim choices are offered on the three-door Evoque, but each one costs exactly the same as the equivalent five-door version.

Land Rover has also confirmed that a convertible version of the Evoque will join the revamped line-up.

Land Rover design boss Gerry McGovern said: “Our challenge has been to enhance Evoque without diluting its iconic design. The design refreshments give it an even greater presence on the road yet retain the emotional appeal that has made it so popular with more than 400,000 consumers around the world.”

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scotty5 15 April 2015

Not so posh anymore.

Only Se, HSE, Dynamic and Autobiography! What happened to the Victoria Beckham Edition?
AV 15 April 2015

Mixture

Maestro and Mk1 HRV
Ski Kid 3 March 2015

The Evoque cabriolet a great idea

Yep it is a great idea will sell 25000 a year at least , I know it is probably only four seats but has off road ability and will be a great sight on the beaches and mountain areas across the world, more practical than say an A3, TT or 3 series cabriolet, my wife has a Golf Cab ,and we both like the idea of this, by thw way the Golf is pathetic on fuel official 68mpg actually achieves 40mpg if you are careful.

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