The Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 2020 has been fully redesigned for this year. One of the best in its class of luxury subcompact sports utility vehicles, the Evoque has a premium cabin with a range of high-tech safety features, an all-wheel drive, 9 speed automatic transmission and an impressive handling.
Al Tayer Motors lent us the R-Dynamic HSE trim of the Evoque which is the highest option trim loaded with the most desirable of features in today’s day and age.
From a technology view point, the 2020 redesign includes the much needed Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a new mild-hybird powertrain. It works by yielding energy that is normally lost during deceleration using an engine-mounted belt-integrated starter generator. The yielded energy is then stored in the under-floor battery.
At speeds under 17km/h, the engine switches off when brakes are applied. While driving away, the stored energy is then redeployed to assist engine acceleration and reduce fuel consumption. This results in a refined, quiet and efficient drive in heavy traffic, plus the fuel savings.
In addition to the Rear View Mirror Camera assist for parking, another safety feature worth mentioning is the ClearSight Ground View. It projects a virtual image of what’s beneath the front of the vehicle, making it easier to maneuver in tight spaces.
We drove the Evoque quite a bit around town, did some moderate off-roading and dashed around the highway as well. The balance between comfort and agility is near perfect. With all the rain around UAE last week, we unintentionally took on some muddy pools and water logged roads. The 2020 Evoque can successfully wade through 0.6 meters of water without much fuss. (I wont recommend looking for water trouble but if need be, Evoque has got your back).
Fuel Economy of 5.6 Liters per 100 KMs is achievable on the highway drives. If you only drive on inner city roads, it drops to 7.7 Liters but it is still very efficient. Another similar class vehicle we loved on fuel economy is the Volvo XC40.
Engine: 2.0 Liter – 4 Cylinders
Horsepower: 300 Bhp
Torque: 340 Nm
Drive System: All Wheel Drive
Transmission: Automatic – 9 Speed
The Range Rover Evoque 2020 has a well defined coupé-like silhouette. We loved the sloping roofline and rising waist line that unmistakably relates the Evoque with the Range Rover family.
The overall look is bold, yet dynamic with a menacing attitude. The 21-inch 5 split spoke wheels in Gloss Black add more character to the Evoque making it all the more classy.
Super-slim Matrix LED headlamps enhance the already sophisticated front lamps and functional rear lamp accents.The Flush door handles add to the smooth, sculpted aesthetic, while directional turn signals create a purposeful signature.
You can tell from the first look that the Evoque cabin has been finely crafted with lot of attention to detail. The design aesthetic integrates uncluttered surfaces and simple lines with carefully curated premium materials to create a luxurious, minimalist, digital cabin.
The R-Dynamic HSE trim we drove had the Deep Garnet/Ebony interior with perforated Windsor leather seats.
The cabin appears to be a calm and serene space, ensuring comfortable, healthy and happy occupants, with technologies such as the twin touchscreen Touch Pro Duo.
In the front the Evoque has 16-way seat controls, and cabin air ionisation that complements the increased interior space. The second row has a little more legroom than previous-generation Evoques, but back-seat space is still a bit tight.
The Range Rover Evoque 2020 has 21.5 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats and 50.5 cubic feet with the rear seats folded down.
It also features a power liftgate and a gesture-based liftgate, which allows you to open the liftgate by waving your foot under the bumper. Pretty cool isnt it?