Land Rover Introduces All-new 2020 Range Rover Evoque
Range Rover Evoque has sold over 772,000 examples since going on sale in late 2011.
Combining unrivaled Range Rover presence with cutting-edge technology – designed, engineered and manufactured in Britain – the all-new Range Rover Evoque offers something truly unique to today’s customers.
Building on the original model’s instantly-recognizable design, the new Range Rover Evoque is a sophisticated evolution of the original’s distinctive coupe-like silhouette, typified by its distinctive fast roofline and rising belt line that identify the Range Rover family at first glance.
The vehicle’s dramatic proportions are amplified by its pronounced shoulders and fenders that, alongside the optional 21-inch wheels, combine to create a strong and dynamic profile.
The introduction of new slim LED head- and tail-lights emphasize the vehicle’s new design language while flush door handles add to the smooth, sculpted aesthetic. Optional R-Dynamic details and burnished copper accents add to the vehicle’s unique appeal.
Inside, the finely crafted design integrates uncluttered surfaces and simple lines with carefully curated premium materials to create a luxurious, minimalist, digital cabin. Offered as premium alternatives to leather, technical textiles such as Kvadrat wool blend and Dinamica suedecloth, as well as a Eucalyptus Textile and Ultrafabrics use recycled plastics and natural materials. The cabin is designed to be a calm and serene space, ensuring the comfort of its occupants, with technologies such as the optional twin touchscreen InControl Touch Pro Duo™ infotainment system, featuring new, faster software, 16-way seat controls, and cabin air ionization that complement the increased interior space.
“When the Range Rover Evoque made its debut back in 2010, it transformed the world of compact SUVs; the new model is set to continue that remarkable journey,” said, Gerry McGovern, Land Rover Chief Design Officer. “This characterful vehicle combines refinement and fun to create that all important emotional reaction that will turn heads and make people smile.”
The footprint of the new model is almost identical to that of the previous model, yet there is more interior space than before thanks to the Land Rover brand’s new mixed-metal Premium Transverse Architecture. A longer wheelbase yields 0.8-in of extra rear knee room and an increase in small item storage such as a larger glove box and center console. The luggage space is 6 percent larger (21.54 cu-ft) than that of the previous model as well as much wider, with space increasing to 50.5 cu-ft when the flexible 40:20:40 second-row seats are folded.
The new architecture has been developed to support electrification, with a 48-volt mild-hybrid powertrain available at launch, alongside a traditional four-cylinder gasoline engine. The mild-hybrid powertrain is a first for the Land Rover brand and works by harvesting energy normally lost during deceleration thanks to the engine-mounted belt-integrated starter generator, storing it in the under-floor battery. At speeds below 11mph, the engine is designed to shut off while the driver applies the brakes. When pulling away, the stored energy is redeployed to assist the engine under acceleration.
The new Range Rover Evoque features All-Wheel Drive and Driveline Disconnect as standard. Combined with the available second-generation Active Driveline (standard on P300 models) and the optional Adaptive Dynamics feature, the Range Rover Evoque is designed to deliver the optimum balance of comfort and agility6. For more adverse conditions, the standard Terrain Response 2 system is designed to automatically detect the surface being driven on, adjusting the vehicle’s driving character accordingly. The new Range Rover Evoque can also now wade through water up to 23.6-in, whereas the previous model could only handle 19.7-in.
The famed Range Rover command driving position also received an upgrade with a “ClearSight Rear View Mirror” that transforms into an HD video screen when engaged. If rear visibility is compromised by passengers or bulky items, the driver can flip a switch on the underside of the mirror and a camera feed from the top of the car displays what is behind the vehicle in crisp high definition. The screen provides a 50-degree field of vision and superior visibility in low light.
The new Range Rover Evoque is also the first vehicle to feature “ClearSight Ground View” technology, which is designed to allow the driver to virtually see through the hood and under the front end of the vehicle by projecting a 180-degree view of the ground onto the vehicle’s upper touchscreen. This is useful when negotiating difficult parking spaces, navigating high city curbs or tackling rough terrain and is the realization of the “Transparent Bonnet” technology previewed by the Land Rover brand in 2014.
The new Range Rover Evoque is also the first Land Rover model to feature Smart Settings, a system which uses artificial intelligence algorithms to learn the driver’s preferences in order to automate comfort and media settings throughout the drive. In addition to seat position, music and climate settings, the Smart Settings system in the Range Rover Evoque can also preselect steering column preferences to maximize comfort.
Jaguar Land Rover remains committed to the U.K. car industry; the development of the all-new Range Rover Evoque was facilitated by a $1.3 billion investment to support its creation and delivery. This includes $140 million into the company’s U.K. manufacturing plant in Halewood, Merseyside, to develop its state-of-the-art flexible manufacturing facility.