2020 Range Rover Evoque Still Trades On Style, But Does It Have More Substance?

Back in 2011, Range Rover launched its first-ever compact SUV in the form of the Evoque. It was based on the same platform as the Land Rover Freelander 2 and, for the most part, that was pretty okay. Plus, it was a hit with customers.

Fast forward to present day and the company has an entirely new Evoque out, with new styling, technology, engines and, most importantly, a new architecture.

This time, the most affordable Range Rover comes with Jaguar E-Pace and Land Rover Discovery Sport underpinnings. It also gets the 48V mild-hybrid system and, in about one year’s time, a plug-in hybrid version will be introduced, with the ability of driving on electric power for short periods of time in the city.

Here’s How The New Range Rover Evoque Compares To Its Predecessor

The interior of the 2020 Evoque doesn’t disappoint. There are lots of soft-touch plastics, leather upholstery and even a new Eucalyptus textile. The carmaker has improved rear visibility as well by adding a digital rearview mirror hooked up to a camera. The longer wheelbase frees up more space at the back and boot capacity has gone up as well.

So, is there anything to complain about? As it turns out, yes, ther is. AutoExpress drove the all-new Evoque and found it to have more body roll than the Jaguar E-Pace, which is the price for being more comfortable on the go.

Also, the 9-speed automatic transmission, which is standard on all grades except for the entry-level model, has been improved yet it could still use some more fine-tuning, as it’s not the most predictable out there.

As for the rest of their observations that should help you make a clearer picture of the new Evoque, they can be seen in the following video review.

 

  • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

    No thanks.

    I’d never take this over a GLC.

    • Matteo Tommasi

      Given that the GLC is bigger (Velar size), what are you talking about?

      • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

        In the USA they are priced almost identically. I’m going strictly off of pricing, and with both of those being equal, I’d take the GLC every single time.

        The GLC is smaller than the Velar in every single dimension. The Velar is 7″+ inches longer.

  • TheBelltower

    Why can’t mainstream brands make an SUV look this beautiful?

    • no25

      lol i wouldn’t necessarily call this beautiful. maybe, the Velar

      • Axel Cortez

        the rear third quarter of the velar is meh

  • Socarboy

    Toyota would definitely benefit to have stylists that penned this

  • Thetruthísntalwayspopular

    I get why they went evolutionary, but this is rather too safe. The car already looks old. I don’t see it lasting as long as it’s predecessor in the marketplace.

  • SteersUright

    While German vehicles somehow look like solid chunks of metal, Land Rovers somehow look like they’re made entirely out of low grade plastic. Something about the waviness in their paint, the cheaper plastic look of their trim, headlights and tail lamps. Overall this is a neat design. However, it just never comes across as well made.

  • supermanuel

    This time, the most affordable Range Rover comes with Jaguar E-Pace and Land Rover Discovery Sport underpinnings.

    Uhh, weren’t the E-Pace and Disco Sport based on the Evoque’s ‘underpinnings in the first place?

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