The Range Rover Evoque compact SUV has been around since 2010 – it’s the raked and trimmer alternative to its big brother Range Rover variants as well as the newer Range Rover Velar. There have been few changes over the Evoque’s lifetime – notably, Land Rover added a truly weird convertible to its lineup a few years back – so it’s due for this update bowing for the 2020 model year. Below are styling, performance and technology highlights of the new Evoque; pricing will be announced in February 2019 at the Chicago Auto Show. (The 2019 model starts at a base price of $48,400.)
The new Evoque’s exterior styling is not drastically changed and the updated model retains essentially the same footprint. A slightly longer wheelbase allows for very modest increases in rear passenger legroom and cargo space.
Slim LED headlights and more streamlined door handles, a long black panel on the vehicle’s rear and some new colors and interior materials round out visual changes.
In addition to a 346-horsepower, gasoline-powered inline-four, the 2020 Evoque will offer a 296-horsepower “mild hybrid” powertrain (a small battery supplements power and reduces emissions).
Land Rover’s “Terrain Response 2” tech is introduced the Evoque lineup, including an automatic setting, which detects surface conditions and adapts on its own for optimal traction.
“ClearSight Ground View” is a supplement to the Evoque’s industry-common 360-degree camera system. It shows drivers a view from under the front of the car (as opposed to only outward-facing cameras), which is actually quite novel. Additionally, an optional HD digital rearview camera is new.
Also available is a comprehensive tech package that incorporates dual 10-inch touchscreen interfaces, a 12.3-inch gauge cluster display and a color HUD.
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