Standard EquipmentTechnical SpecificationOptional ExtrasIndependent Review

Driver Convenience

  • Bluetooth telephone connectivity
  • Cruise control
  • Dynamic route guidance
  • EPAS
  • InControl Touch pro navigation
  • Parking distance sensors front and rear
  • Service interval indicator
  • Trip computer
  • Voice control system

Entertainment

  • Auxiliary Audio Jack
  • DAB Digital radio
  • DVD System
  • InControl protect
  • Steering wheel mounted audio/cruise controls
  • USB connection

Exterior Features

  • Auto dimming rear view mirror
  • Automatic headlamp activation
  • Body colour door handles
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Electric/heated/folding door mirrors with memory + auto dipping and puddle lights
  • Heated rear windscreen
  • Heated windscreen
  • Heated windscreen washers
  • High beam assistant
  • Narvik black mirror caps
  • Power front/rear windows with global close
  • Rain sensor windscreen wipers
  • Rear wiper

Interior Features

  • 12V power point in luggage area
  • 60/40 split folding rear seat
  • Air quality sensor
  • Auto climate control with air filtration
  • Centre console storage with lid
  • Customer configurable interior mood lighting
  • Driver/passenger sunvisors and illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Footwell illumination
  • Front centre armrest with 2 cupholders
  • Front head restraints
  • Front map lights
  • Height/reach adjustable steering column
  • Illuminated front tread plates + chrome tailgate plate
  • Illuminated glovebox
  • Isofix child seat preparation
  • Lashing points
  • Leather gear knob
  • Luggage compartment lighting
  • Luggage cover
  • Perforated leather steering wheel
  • Rear air con vents
  • Rear centre head restraint
  • Rear headrests
  • Rear seat centre armrest
  • Stainless steel pedals

Safety

  • 3 rear 3 point seatbelts
  • ABS/EBD
  • Driver and passenger airbags
  • Drivers knee airbag
  • DSC-Dynamic Stability Control
  • EBA
  • Electronic parking brake
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front seatbelt pretensioners with force limiters
  • Front side airbags with curtain airbags
  • Height adjustable front seatbelts
  • Hill descent control
  • Hill start assist
  • Roll stability control
  • Seatbelt warning
  • Trailer stability assist
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system

Security

  • Alarm
  • Immobiliser
  • Locking wheel nuts
  • Remote central locking

Technical

  • Diesel particulate filter
  • Terrain Response

Emissions

CO2 (g/km)

125

Noise Level dB(A)

71

Standard Euro Emissions

EURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

Camshaft

DOHC

Catalytic Convertor

1

CC

1999

Compression Ratio

15.5:1

Cylinder Layout

IN-LINE

Cylinders

4

Cylinders - Bore (mm)

83

Cylinders - Stroke (mm)

92.4

Engine Layout

FRONT TRANSVERSE

Fuel Delivery

COMMON RAIL

Gears

6 SPEED

Number of Valves

16

Transmission

MANUAL

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)

58.9

EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies

1

EC Extra Urban (mpg)

65.7

EC Urban (mpg)

51.4

General

Badge Engine CC

2

Badge Power

180

Based On ID

Coin Description

TD4

Coin Series

HSE Dynamic

Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07

36E

Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years

6

NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %

NCAP Child Occupant Protection %

NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09

NCAP Pedestrian Protection %

NCAP Safety Assist %

Safety Concerns?

1

Service Interval Frequency - Months

24

Service Interval Mileage

21000

Special Edition

1

Special Order

1

Vehicle Homologation Class

M1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)

10

Engine Power - BHP

180

Engine Power - KW

132

Engine Power - RPM

4000

Engine Torque - LBS.FT

317

Engine Torque - MKG

43.9

Engine Torque - NM

430

Engine Torque - RPM

1750

Top Speed

124

Tyres

Alloys?

1

Space Saver?

1

Tyre Size Front

245/45 R20

Tyre Size Rear

245/45 R20

Tyre Size Spare

TYRE REPAIR KIT

Wheel Style

STYLE 504

Wheel Type

20" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height

1635

Height (including roof rails)

1640

Length

4370

Wheelbase

2660

Width

1900

Width (including mirrors)

1985

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)

54

Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)

1445

Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)

575

Minimum Kerbweight

1665

No. of Seats

5

Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb

11.3

On The Road

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Summary

Land Rover has spent its money wisely in continuing to update this Evoque. The engine range has come in for the lion's share of the attention recently and it's an investment that ought to keep the Evoque at the top of the class for some time to come. Thanks to Ingenium engineering, the car has become significantly more economical, yet it remains extremely capable, both on road and off. Just about the only thing that can really sink this model is for it to go horribly out of fashion. That doesn't look like happening any time soon, but just in case, Land Rover has concentrated on substance over style with the most recent revisions. In doing so, the brand has future-proofed its biggest money-spinner.

Background

If rival manufacturers were hoping that the success of the Range Rover Evoque was about to let up, they've been disappointed. Land Rover has kept its premium compact SUV on top of its game with a whole series of significant updates - and these have come not so long after a previous series of changes that introduced the car's segment-leading nine-speed ZF auto gearbox. This time round, the Evoque's looking to stay on top of the pile courtesy of some styling updates, some fresh engines and a range of improved safety kit. Is it enough? Nobody's really got to within touching distance of the Evoque in terms of desirability in its division, so we're going to go out on a limb and say yes. It's really not that much of a punt.

Driving Experience

It's a brave new world at Land Rover right now thanks to a range of 2.0-litre Ingenium engines that look to put the company on a similar efficiency footing as the best of the Germans and Japanese. The Evoque gets the aluminium Ingenium diesel engine, built at the company's shiny new £500m Engine Manufacturing Centre in the West Midlands. This TD4 unit is 20-30kg lighter than its predecessor and delivers low levels of vibration and noise intrusion. It's offered to Evoque customers in two states of tune: 150PS in the economy-oriented eD4 front-wheel drive model, and 180PS if you prefer a bit more poke and can't do without all-wheel drive. Should you want to go faster still, you can buy the Evoque with the punchy 240PS Si4 petrol unit, but we'd prefer the Ingenium 2.0-litre 190PS powerplant. This propels the car to 60mph in just 6 seconds, making it the fastest sprinting Evoque to date. The nine-speed ZF transmission is fitted to petrol models and shifts between gears so quickly that ZF reckons it's ""below the threshold of perception"". An adaptive shift programme quickly matches the driving style and includes a memory function. A Torque Vectoring by Braking feature further enhances agility and safety by redirecting torque to counteract understeer. Off-road ability is enhanced with the fitment of All-Terrain Progress Control. This function maintains a pre-determined speed - selected using the cruise control function - in forward or reverse gears between 1.1mph and 19mph, allowing the driver to concentrate on negotiating tricky terrain.

Design and Build

Not many cars make it from concept Motorshow prototype to production reality without being significantly watered down - but this was one of them. We first saw what was then called the LRX in 2008 and the Evoque model it then became is as arresting to look at now as it was back then, whether you opt for this Five-Door bodystyle or the Coupe or Convertible three-door versions. Inside, Glistening switches and dials from pricier Range Rover models are surveyed from beautifully upholstered sports seats which on plusher models are trimmed in perforated 'Oxford' ebony leather. Land Rover has delivered a state-of-the-art infotainment screen to its volume buyers. The 8-inch 'InControl Touch' display is clear, easy to navigate around and very informative. Plus the brand has also developed a larger 10.2-inch 'InControl Touch Pro' screen that's standard for Convertible Evoque buyers. In the rear, the shallow side windows create a bit of a 'hemmed-in' feel but overall, the space on offer is surprising when you consider the rakish roofline and the fact that this car is shorter than a Ford Focus. There's a 575-litre boot in the five-door version - or 550-litres in the three-door. When required, luggage capacity can be expanded to a healthy 1,445-litres in the five-door. The three-door manages 1,350-litres with the seats folded.

Market and Model

As before, pricing starts at around the £30,000 mark and there's a choice of either a five-door bodystyle or the three-door 'Coupe', both derivatives equally priced (though the Coupe offers a slimmed-down model range). As for spec, well Land Rover trim levels have often chopped and changed with quite dizzying regularity, so it's good to see that the company has at last introduced some measure of consistency across models. Gone are the old Pure, Prestige and Dynamic models and in comes some trim levels aligned to match those of the Range Rover Sport: SE, SE TECH, HSE Dynamic, HSE DYNAMIC LUX and Autobiography. Even the base trim is well equipped, with the SE featuring an eight-inch InControl Touch touchscreen infotainment system. This allows users to swipe between screens just like a smartphone. If necessary, the six-speaker stereo system can be upgraded to include SD-card based satellite navigation, with DAB radio featuring as standard across the range. Step up to the HSE Dynamic or Autobiography models and you get InControl Touch Plus, which comprises HDD-based navigation, a rear-seat entertainment system complete with a pair of eight-inch video screens and wireless digital headphones, and an 11- or 17-speaker Meridian audio system. A hands-free tailgate function of the type where you wave a foot under the rear bumper has also been offered. Safety features available include Lane-Keeping Assist, which uses a stereo digital camera, and Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) which prevents low-speed rear-enders. Attention Assist Estimation sounds audible alarms and visual warnings signal if it thinks the driver is showing signs of drowsiness.

Cost of Ownership

One of the biggest drivers for this Evoque's development is to improve efficiency. The all-aluminium diesel engine delivers fuel economy of up to 68mpg and low carbon dioxide emissions from just 109g/km in front-wheel drive guise. Even if you choose the more powerful 180PS unit, it'll still manage 59 miles from a gallon of derv with CO2 emissions from 125g/km. The 150PS entry-level diesel is some 18% more fuel efficient compared to its predecessor. That's a huge advantage. Land Rover has included variable valve timing and a series of low friction technologies. Selective catalytic reduction and low-pressure exhaust gas recirculation system significantly reduce NOx emissions. Even the 240PS petrol engine doesn't do too badly on the juice, returning 36mpg on the combined cycle with emissions of 181g/km. That hasn't changed from the old car though. The Range Rover Evoque also adopts low CO2 systems such as Electric Power-Assisted Steering and is built to maximise end of life recyclability. With such high demand and a distinctly finite plant capacity at the Halewood factory, residual values have remained very strong. It aces the Audi Q5 on residuals to such an extent that a comparable Audi costs more than 20 per cent more to run over a typical three-year ownership tenure.