New 2020 Range Rover Evoque Is Back and Better Than Ever
Beautiful, sleek and aggressive styling meets comfort and luxury at an even more aggressive price point.
Since the Range Rover Evoque hit the market in 2011, it created a stir in the automotive industry. With buyers continually looking for larger cars in the US and SUVs and crossovers becoming the norm, the original Evoque was a smash hit, selling near a million models in its production run. There is something about the Evoque’s sleek body lines, aggressive styling, and low, tapered roof line that is seldom seen in other SUV’s. Knowing all this, Land Rover didn’t want to stray too far from the original design language of the first generation Evoque, but rather improve on the design that turned out to be a definitive success.
Thanks to the good folks at Roadshow, we get a sneak peek into the new 2020 model, sporting some very welcome improvements and features. The previous generation had complaints about lackluster qualities and materials in the interior, but that has changed for this model year, with the interior sporting soft leather across almost every surface, and a clear and simple design aesthetic mimicking the sleek exterior. Land Rover’s signature InControl infotainment system is adapted using two 10 inch touch screens, supporting both Apple and Android CarPlay. Those that fret the lack of buttons in modern car interiors need not worry, as the Evoque features two large temperature control knobs and volume control knob finished in a a beautiful brushed aluminum with rubberized handles in addition to the screens.
One major change the new 2020 Evoque has over the previous model is the power unit, now sporting an optional 296 HP 4-cylinder hybrid, with the base model maintaining a 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder with 247 HP. This engines is bolted onto a new seamless 9-speed transmission, making an estimated 27 MPG highway with equipped AWD. In addition to these features, the Evoque features adaptive-damping suspension, making for comfortable and capable handling featuring the optional 20-inch wheels.
Beginning at $42,650 for an Evoque S, it definitely seems like a worth-while package with its premium feel and quality level at the price point. The First Edition Evoque tested in the video is closer to a $59,000 price with the selected options, including the beautiful exclusive Nolita Grey paint. Considering its competition such as the BMW X1, we think the new Evoque is the most attractive of the bunch and has the performance and comfort to match.