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.
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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