Range Rover’s evocative Evoque

08 May 2019

RANGE Rover is claiming a world first in the cleanliness class for its new Evoque, which beats stringent new emissions targets that are not even introduced yet.

The company is determined to overcome the unjustified diesel disadvantages that have hit its sales, by making SUVs among the most environmentally friendly of all.

It starts with the new Evoque, which becomes the first luxury compact SUV to surpass the forthcoming NOx emissions target a full year ahead of its introduction.

The advanced engines have already reduced NOx emissions by 90 per cent since 2010, with the diesel engine converting emissions into harmless nitrogen and water only.

In addition, 99.9 per cent of the soot is trapped by particulate filters, which makes the engines among the cleanest in the world, despite the damaging demonization of diesels.

The new Evoque is also high on safety, having clinched a five-star Euro NCAP rating, with its adult occupant score being the highest of any Land Rover or Jaguar model.

The new vehicle comes with the latest advanced driver assistance features, including emergency braking; lane keep assist; front and rear parking aids, and a rear camera as standard.

Optional packs can add park assist, 360-degree parking aid, rear traffic monitor, clear exit monitor, and adaptive cruise control.

Another attraction of the latest Evoque is an independent assessment that predicts it will hold its value better than any other vehicle in its class.

According to cap hpi, its leading residual values coupled with efficient engines, generous equipment lists and long service intervals mean that the vehicle will cost less per month than almost all of its competitors.

According to cap hpi, the newcomer will retain an average of up to 67% of its value after three years or 36,000 miles.

The strong residual values enable attractive finance offers to be worked out, from £370 per month for the high-specification D180 AWD S models, or £245 a month for the Evoque D150 FWD.

Although the new vehicle is the same size as before, there is 20mm extra rear kneeroom and an increase in small item stowage, with the larger glove box and centre cubby now able to fit tablets, handbags and bottles. The luggage space is 10 per cent larger at 590 litres as well as being wider, and takes a folded pram or set of golf clubs, with space increasing to 1,383 litres when the 40:20:40 second-row seats are folded.

The newcomer has been developed for electrification too, with a 48-volt mild-hybrid power source available immediately and a plug-in hybrid model due in around a year.

Available across the range with an automatic gearbox and four-cylinder Ingenium petrol and diesel engines, the mild hybrid achieves CO2 emissions from 149g/km and economy from 50mpg. The 150bhp diesel engine with front wheel drive emits just 143g/km, whilst a more efficient plug-in hybrid model with a three-cylinder petrol engine will also join the range next year.

Prices range from £31,600 for the D150 150bhp diesel FWD manual to £50,400 for the P250 249bhp petrol AWD automatic.


 Range Rover Evoque