When it was first launched again in 2011, the Vary Rover Evoque shortly turned some of the trendy crossovers on the earth, with gross sales numbers backing up its recognition.
In actual fact, in 2012 and 2013, the Evoque accounted for nearly 36% of all Land Rover gross sales on a worldwide degree, and in Europe all through 2017, it was nonetheless one of many best-sold SUVs in its class, displaying higher numbers than the Land Rover Discovery Sport.
The model is evolving
Until you haven’t been paying consideration these previous few years, you most likely seen that Land Rover have been actually targeted on creating extraordinarily modern-looking merchandise, with excessive ranges of obtainable onboard expertise. So the place final decade’s SUVs (just like the outdated Discovery, Vary Rover and Vary Rover Sport) have been very boxy and utilitarian of their design, the newer ones look much more progressive, to not point out extra elegant.
Nowhere else is that transition extra evident than with the Velar. Now although, that exact same design philosophy has been utilized to the all-new Evoque, which retains most of its authentic (but modern) styling alive, whereas including simply the correct quantity of correct 21st century aptitude.
From afar, we wouldn’t blame you for pondering that the 2020 Evoque appears extra like a complete facelift than anything when standing subsequent to the first-gen mannequin. However whereas its total form is just about equivalent, every part else has been streamlined for a cleaner look, from the headlights to the grille, spoilers, taillights, wheel arches and even the door handles.
The brand new Evoque appears like the kind of automotive you’d anticipate to see in a kind of realism primarily based near-future sci-fi films, and don’t assume for a second that it wasn’t the plan all alongside. Apart from, it’s a course Land Rover has already embraced as a automotive model, for each styling in addition to future tech/R&D functions.
Now, may you make an argument that the outdated Evoque seemed maybe somewhat extra rugged? Possibly, however it’s not like folks would type traces to select the first-gen mannequin over the all-new one.
A extra rewarding atmosphere
On the off-chance you’d even take into account selecting the older Evoque, know that you’d be giving up on having fun with a correct digital gauge cluster, a widescreen infotainment show, plus a second touchscreen show on your local weather controls – similar to on the Velar.
You’ll additionally quit on somewhat further rear knee room, as effectively the 10% enhance in baggage area. The outdated Evoque was removed from sensible, so some of these enhancements are most welcome.
But, maybe its most spectacular function is the Floor View system, which mainly makes the hood invisible, permitting you to have a 180-degree view of what’s beneath the entrance finish. The truth that any such system is on the market on what’s technically a sub-compact crossover, is sort of exceptional.
However what do you assume? Has Land Rover completed sufficient for the Evoque model in order to maintain it going robust effectively into the upcoming decade?