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 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.