Launched to much fanfare and public interest in 2011, the Range Rover Evoque signified the beginning of a new era for Land Rover. The first all-new model since the take-over by the Indian TATA Motors company, the Evoque was initially presented as the LRX concept car by Land Rover. Public opinion, however, overwhelmingly cast a 'yes' vote for a production version, and it has proven extremely popular. As striking as it was different, Land Rover's aim was to offer a smaller, more economical luxury vehicle for the emerging small sports SUV market, while at the same time building a driver's car with taught handling and lively performance. In many ways the design and styling of the Evoque also set a new benchmark for all following Land Rover models.
Fitted with either a 2.2 Litre SD4 diesel or a 2.0 Litre Si4 Ford 'EcoBoost' turbocharged petrol engine, coupled with either an automatic or manual transmission, either option gives a dynamic driving experience. In another Land Rover first the Evoque was offered in either 2- or 4-wheel drive options, with the former being front wheel drive only but offering improved fuel economy. Carrying the Range Rover marque also meant no expense spared on luxury with high spec models featuring opulent leather interiors as well as brimming with electronics and innovation, including exterior cameras, sensors and many advanced driving aids. Although on relatively conventional coil-sprung strut suspension, high-end models also included electronically adjustable damping for extra versatility. The Evoque was offered as a 5-door or a 3-door coupe, and also became the first of Land Rover's models to offer optional contrast paint styles with the roof being painted in a contrasting colour to the main body. High specification models continue to attract premium prices as used cars. 2015 saw a minor facelift and the diesel engine offering replaced by Jaguar Land Rover's new Ingenium 2.0 litre Diesel engine, offering better performance and economy as well as complying to new emissions regulations.
Based on the best parts of the Freelander 2 platform, combined with many new innovations, the Range Rover Evoque is generally considered a good car with a decent reliability record thus far. There are many and varied accessories available to add both functionally and aesthetically to the car, as well as a comprehensive range of service parts on our website. Servicing and repairs require complex diagnostic equipment and expertise; however as an experienced and forward thinking independent specialist Famous Four are well-equipped to help.