The car maker’s best-seller gets a wider palette of exterior body colours, bringing the total number up to 18, and has retained its £30,600 starting price.
Sales of the 2017 model year Evoque commence in the summer, with first deliveries expected in September. We run through the refreshed model's details below.
Slotting into the upper realms of the Evoque line-up is the new Ember Edition, which is based on the HSE Dynamic but gains unique exterior and interior finishes, as well as more standard kit for the added premium of £3800.
Most noticeable is the Ember Edition’s Firenze Red roof and Santorini Black paint job, which is matched by satin black 20in alloy wheels, black exhaust surrounds, a black grille and darkened lights; these features are normally included in Land Rover’s optional Black Pack.
The theme continues inside, where there are black leather seats and gloss black trim, contrasted by red stitching and red carpets.
The Ember Special Edition comes exclusively with Land Rover's 177bhp turbocharged 2.0-litre diesel engine and a nine-speed automatic gearbox, which offers 55mpg combined and emits 134g/km of CO2.
The Ember Edition will go on sale this summer for just three months, priced from £47,200.
Range Rover Evoque SE Tech models gain 12-way powered seats and automatic high beam assist as standard, with prices starting at £33,000, £400 more than the outgoing model.
HSE Dynamic and above trim levels get a host of new InControl infotainment technology, which is claimed to have faster responses and smartphone-like behaviour.
It uses familiar pan and pinch to zoom controls on a 10.2in 1280x542 pixel resolution screen – an 80% improvement over the Evoque’s standard 8in touchscreen – and includes 3D mapping, birds' eye view navigation, and new Touch Pro technology.
Touch Pro enables users to sync their car’s system with their smartphone to help pre-plan destinations and offer door-to-door navigation. Navigation continues on a user’s smartphone even after they’ve left the vehicle, and Touch Pro technology can share estimated arrival times with other users via SMS.
Additionally, InControl Connect tech adds wi-fi and projects smartphone apps onto the car's infotainment screen.
The system comes as standard on HSE Dynamic, HSE Dynamic Lux and Autobiography models, which start from £41,400, £500 more than the 2016 car.
Low Traction Launch
Land Rover says it’s also improved the all-terrain ability of the Evoque, with a new Low Traction Launch system being introduced as standard on HSE Dynamic models and above.
The system is a manually selectable driver mode that aims to maximise traction on low-grip surfaces. It automatically controls the amount of torque sent to each wheel, preventing wheelspin and maximising drive.
Graphite Design Pack
The Evoque Autobiography receives an extra trim level, called the Graphite Design Pack. Ticking this box adds unique 20in alloy wheels finished in Satin Technical Grey and a black grille with a Dorchester Grey surround.
To contrast, the roof is painted in black and the nose’s Range Rover lettering is also finished in this colour. There are also black exhaust surrounds, door mirror caps, foglight surrounds and vents and the head and tail-lights are also given a darker tint than normal.
Speccing this pack adds £2,125 to the updated Autobiography’s retail price, which, despite being unconfirmed, is expected to start just above the current car’s £52,200.