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.