Pricing for new Range Rover Evoque announced

The new Range Rover Evoque builds on the strengths of the best-selling original. Combining all-terrain ability with on-road composure, the Evoque’s new vehicle architecture, updated technologies and world-first features make it more comfortable, capable and connected than ever before.

Having pioneered the luxury compact SUV market, with global sales of nearly 800 000 and well over 200 international awards, the new Range Rover Evoque is a sophisticated evolution of the original. Combining unrivalled Range Rover heritage with the latest technology – designed, engineered and manufactured in Britain – it meets the needs of today’s customers.

The Range Rover Evoque’s enduring profile and coupé-like silhouette is typified by its distinctive roofline and rising waist. Outstanding volume and proportions are amplified by its pronounced shoulders and powerful wheel arches that, alongside 21-inch wheels, combine to create a strong and dynamic attitude.

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Attention to detail

The introduction of super-slim Matrix LED headlamps provides a more sophisticated front and rear lamp graphic. Flush door handles add to the smooth, sculpted aesthetic, while sweeping directional indicators create a purposeful signature.

Stretching across the rear of the vehicle is a striking black accent that creates a sense of visual width, while the precise reduction of exterior panel gaps demonstrates the level of craftsmanship Land Rover’s designers and engineers have worked to achieve.

Inside, the finely crafted design integrates uncluttered surfaces and simple lines with carefully curated premium materials to create a luxurious, minimalist, digital cabin. Technical textiles that use recycled plastics are offered as premium alternatives to leather, such as a Kvadrat wool blend and Dinamica suedecloth, as well as Eucalyptus and Ultrafabrics options.

The cabin is designed to be a calm and serene space, ensuring comfortable, healthy and happy occupants, with technologies such as the twin touchscreen Touch Pro Duo system, featuring new, faster software, 16-way seat controls and cabin air ionisation that complement the increased interior space.

The footprint is almost identical, yet built on Land Rover’s new mixed-material Premium Transverse Architecture, there is more interior space than before. A longer wheelbase yields 20mm extra rear kneeroom and an increase in small item stowage – the larger glove box and centre cubby can now fit tablets, handbags and bottles with ease. The luggage space is 10% larger (591 litres), as well as much wider and easily fits a folded pram or set of golf clubs, with space increasing to 1 383L when the flexible 40:20:40 second-row seats are folded.

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Ingenium engines

Ingenium engines have been advanced with new technologies to make them quieter and more refined, while the ZF nine-speed automatic gearbox has been recalibrated to ensure a smoother, more progressive drive on all-terrains. South African customers have a choice of a 132kW diesel and 183kW petrol engines, while a 221kW plug-in hybrid will be added to the range early in 2020.

The diesel, badged D180, returns an average fuel consumption of 5.8 L/100km and is capable of accelerating from 0 – 100km/h in 9.3 seconds. The P250-badged petrol returns a 7.4 L/100km average fuel consumption and sprints from 0 – 100km/h in 7.5sec.

Ground clearance is 212mm, while approach and departure angles are 25 degrees in the front and 30.6 degrees in the rear. The Evoque’s maximum wading depth of 600mm can be effectively monitored with optional Wade Sensing. Ultrasonic sensors in the exterior mirrors accurately measure the depth of the water, which is displayed on the central touchscreen.

Terrain Response 2 is available as standard for the first time on the new Evoque with All-Wheel Drive and automatic transmission. Not only will this allow drivers to choose from four modes (Comfort, Sand, Grass-Gravel-Snow, and Mud & Ruts) to optimise performance and capability, but the new Auto mode enables the Evoque to select the most appropriate mode for the conditions and automatically adjust its torque delivery to suit the terrain.

There is a reversing camera as standard on all models, alongside a suite of advanced driver assistance systems. Active safety features such as Lane Keep Assist and Driver Condition Monitor are all available to keep occupants safe.

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Fancy gizmos

Land Rover’s Touch Pro Duo infotainment system is central to the digital interior experience, combining two sleek 10-inch high-definition glass touchscreens, a 12.3-inch driver display behind the steering wheel and full-colour head-up display. The result is a beautiful, ‘hidden until lit’ interior filled with state-of-the-art digital interfaces.

An InControl Remote smartphone application allows customers to stay in touch with their Evoque, no matter where in the world they are. Customers can use their phone to find their vehicle or check the remaining fuel range, lock and unlock the vehicle remotely, as well as pre-heat or cool the cabin to the desired temperature.

Land Rover says that its new Range Rover Evoque is future-proofed, with wireless software updates to the infotainment and vehicle systems which means the compact luxury SUV continuously improves over time, without having to visit a retailer.

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Price:

  • Range Rover Evoque 5 Door 2.0 D 132kW D180 – R734 300
  • Range Rover Evoque 5 Door 2.0 D 132kW D180 S – R784 300
  • Range Rover Evoque 5 Door 2.0 D 132kW D180 SE – R843 800
  • Range Rover Evoque 5 Door 2.0 D 132kW D180 R-Dynamic S – R813 000
  • Range Rover Evoque 5 Door 2.0 D 132kW D180 R-Dynamic SE – R872 500
  • Range Rover Evoque 5 Door 2.0 D 132kW D180 First Edition – R945 900
  • Range Rover Evoque 5 Door 2.0 P 183kW P250 – R776 300
  • Range Rover Evoque 5 Door 2.0 P 183kW P250 S – R826 300
  • Range Rover Evoque 5 Door 2.0 P 183kW P250 SE – R885 800
  • Range Rover Evoque 5 Door 2.0 P 183kW P250 R-Dynamic S – R855 000
  • Range Rover Evoque 5 Door 2.0 P 183kW P250 R-Dynamic SE – R914 500
  • Range Rover Evoque 5 Door 2.0 P 183kW P250 R-Dynamic HSE – R962 300
  • Range Rover Evoque 5 Door 2.0 P 183kW P250 First Edition – R987 900
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