Land Rover didn’t do too bad this time around.

The Range Rover Evoque isn’t exactly a spring chicken and 2019 marks the introduction of the second-generation of Land Rovers entry-level people mover. Entry level is a weak word when it comes to the Evoque however and, despite the fact that this model looks a lot like the old at a glance, there’s a lot of new tech here. The Evoque just became Land Rovers first mild hybrid vehicle and a plug-in model is even on the way. New screens adorn the updated dashboard inside but what really stuck out to me was the new hybrid rear view mirror.

The Range Rover Evoque has a High-Def Mirror

The 2020 Range Rover Evoque Has the Coolest Rear View Mirror Ever
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You read that right folks, the Evoque, when properly equipped, actually has a high-definition mirror.

JLR officially calls it the “ClearSight Rear View Mirror” but that’s without consequence. This bad boy serves as the jumping point between old-school mirrors and the futuristic screen-and-camera approach that we see on almost every concept these days. On any given day, this mirror operates just like the mirror in your 1992 Toyota Camry. You look at it, and you see what’s behind you. But, with the flick of a switch, that mirror turns into a high-def screen and the video from the camera out back is displayed instead. This is particularly useful when you have a rear end full of cargo or your dinosaur of a brother sitting in the rear.

Now that’s pretty cool, but it’s not something you can’t have if you try hard enough. Dig around online and you’ll find aftermarket kits that include a license plate camera and a screen that clips over your rear-view mirror. It’s nowhere near as cool as what Land Rover has in the new Evoque but it’ll get you buy until your can spring for a new SUV. What you can’t have, though, is the “Ground View” system. I won’t say that no other automaker has this, with certainty, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like it.

Basically, you press a button and a camera up front displays what’s going on under the nose of the vehicle.

It’s very James Bond-ish in a way, but it’s more about parking. Since the Evoque has such a high bonnet, it’s actually kind of hard to see where the curb is when you’re parking. Well, turn on this system and a full view of what’s going on up front is displayed on one of those 10-inch HD displays in the dash. It’s pretty cool, if you ask me.

2019 Range Rover Evoque Drivetrain Specifications

2.0l D150 2WD Manual 2.0l D150 AWD Automatic MHEV 2.0l D180 AWD Automatic MHEV 2.0l D240 AWD Automatic MHEV 2.0l P200 AWD Automatic MHEV 2.0l P250 AWD Automatic MHEV 2.0l P300 AWD Automatic MHEV
Engine type Inline-4 common rail diesel, 16 valves; DOHC; variable intake cam timing, variable geometry turbo Inline-4 common rail diesel,
16 valves; DOHC; variable intake cam timing, variable geometry turbo
Inline-4 common rail diesel, 16 valves; DOHC; variable intake cam timing, variable geometry turbo Inline-4 common rail diesel, 16 valves; DOHC; variable intake cam timing, variable geometry turbo Inline-4 gasoline, 16 valve; DOHC, variable intake and exhaust cam timing; variable intake valve lift, twin-scroll turbo Inline-4 gasoline, 16 valve; DOHC, variable intake and exhaust cam timing; variable intake valve lift, twin-scroll turbo Inline-4 gasoline, 16 valve; DOHC, variable intake and exhaust cam timing; variable intake valve lift, twin-scroll turbo
Electric Motor - Synchronus reluctance motor Synchronus reluctance motor Synchronus reluctance motor Synchronus reluctance motor Synchronous claw pole rotor Synchronous claw pole rotor
Max Power 150PS (110kW) @ 2400rpm 150PS (110kW) @ 2400rpm 180PS (132kW) @ 2400rpm 240PS (177kW) @ 2400rpm 200PS (147kW) @ 5500rpm 249PS (183 kW) @ 5500rpm 300PS (221kW) @ 5500rpm
Max Torque 380Nm (280lb ft) @ 1750-2500rpm 380Nm (280lb ft) @ 1750-2500rpm 430Nm (317lb ft) @ 1750-2500 rpm 500Nm (369lb ft) @ 1500-2500 rpm 340 Nm (251lb ft) @ 1300-4500rpm 365Nm (269lb ft) @ 1300-4500rpm 400Nm (295lb ft) @ 1500-4500 rpm
Transmission Six-speed (manual) Nine-speed (automatic) Nine-speed (automatic) Nine-speed (automatic) Nine-speed (automatic) Nine-speed (automatic) Nine-speed (automatic)
0-60mph (0-96km/h) (secs) 9.9 10.4 8.8 7.2 8 7 6.3
Top speed (km/h / mph) 201 / 125 196 / 122 205 / 128 225 / 140 216 / 134 230 / 143 242 / 150

Further reading

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
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Read our full review on the 2020 Range Rover Evoque.

2016 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque High Resolution Exterior
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Read our full review on the 2015 - 2017 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque.

2008 Land Rover LXR Concept
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Read our full review on the 2008 Land Rover LXR Concept.

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