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2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque

Mild redesign on the outside, new tech on the inside

Launched in 2011, the Range Rover Evoque pioneered the luxury compact SUV market, prompting other premium brands to either join the niche or improve upon existing models. Come 2018, and Land Rover has introduced the second-generation crossover, placing it again high above the competition.

Redesigned on a brand-new platform, the second-gen Evoque ditched its old Ford-sourced engines and adopted JLR’s new four-cylinder diesels. More importantly, almost all drivetrains are now 48-volt mild hybrids, with a plug-in hybrid set to join the lineup in 2019. Land Rover took a rather evolutionary approach to the Evoque’s design inside the out, so it remains familiar. The redesign is more of the facelift variety styling-wise, but everything is new under the shell.

Update 02/12/2019: We’ve updated this review with a bunch of new pictures taken that the 2019 Chicago Auto show. Scroll on down to the gallery below to check them all out!

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2016 Range Rover Evoque By Hamann

2016 Range Rover Evoque By Hamann

Popular crossover gets variety of engine upgrades from German tuner

Ever since it made its debut in 2011, the Range Rover Evoque has quickly become one of Land Rover’s most popular models. On top of the Evoque’s sales success, the SUV’s popularity has extended into the aftermarket scene, having been the subject of numerous tuning programs from specialists like Kahn Design, Milner, and Startech, among others. Hamann also counts itself as a proud tuner of the Evoque, having just presented its latest upgrade package for the crossover that includes modest engine upgrades across a handful of Evoque variants. The most potent of these upgrades is for the Evoque Si4, which sees its output increase modestly from 240 horsepower and 250 pound-feet of torque to 256 horses and 291 pound-feet of twist.

In addition to the Si4, the TD4, eD4, and SD4 versions of the Evoque also received their respective bumps in power. There’s also a modest aero kit for all versions of the crossover, as well as a personalized interior option, a new set of wheels, and new sports springs to aid in the suspension.

This program isn’t the type of kit that can turn the Evoque into a high-riding performance vehicle. The upgrade themselves are subtle and, if you’re the type to want something spectacular, this kit is probably not for you. But, if you want to refine your Evoque in all facets without losing its sporting character, Hamann’s tuning program is a good choice to have. There’s not much style and flair here; just plenty of substance all around.

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2017 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Ember Limited Edition

2017 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Ember Limited Edition

Range Rover’s hot-selling Evoque just got hotter with the Ember Edition

Land Rover knows it has a hit product with the Range Rover Evoque. That’s evident by the numerous versions it offers, including the coupe, five-door, and convertible. Well, Land Rover is adding something else – not quite a new body style – but a special edition that features a red and black theme. It’s called the Ember Edition.

"We wanted to give the Range Rover Evoque Ember Limited Edition a sporty feel,” says Phil Simmons, Land Rover’s Studio Director for Exterior Design Realization. “Contrasting the intensity of the Firenze Red with Santorini Black really shows off the Evoque’s stand-out proportions."

The Evoque Ember Edition not only sports a bespoke appearance, it also features JLR’s next-generation infotainment software. Land Rover says this is in response to custom demand for greater connectivity. We say it’s in response to the betterment of infotainment systems across the automotive landscape. Range Rover is supposed to be a cutting-edge brand, remember?

The updated InControl Touch Pro infotainment system features a new 10.2-inch tablet-style touch screen with “pinch ‘n’ zoom” capabilities and runs streetview map options and a customizable home screen. We expect to see this hardware and software upgrade rapidly expand through JLR’s portfolio over the next few model years.

Visually, the Range Rover Evoque Ember Edition calls attention to itself via a Firenze Red roof color that contrasts a Santorini black body color. Unique badging further defines the look. The interior is equally updated, with black leather seats held together with Pimento Red stitching. Of course, there’s more to the Evoque Ember Edition, so keep reading for the full run-down.

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2017 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Convertible

2017 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Convertible

No doubt Land Rover rolled the dice when it built the Range Rover Evoque – the small crossover with looks unlike anything it had ever built before. The crossover came in both four- and two-door version, the latter of which elevated the gamble even further. Now Land Rover is throwing the ivories again with the upcoming Range Rover Evoque Convertible. That’s right, a drop-top Range Rover.

Land Rover officially teased the Evoque Convertible with a short theatrical video showing the open-air crossover driving through the Crossrail tunnel system – a network of 26 miles of tunnels still under construction some 130 feet below the streets of London.

Apparently dismissing the failed attempt at a convertible crossover by Nissan with its Murano Crosscabriolet, Land Rover has released the Evoque Convertible for the 2017 model year just ahead of the vehicle’s official debut at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show. This isn’t the first time we’ve heard plans of its production, however. Its first debut at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show had rumors flying about a 2013 production.

It will be interesting to see if the convertible crossover segment catches on now that Land Rover is taking a stab. Perhaps those predisposed to buying a funky yet luxurious and capable Evoque will embrace the Evoque Convertible as something more fun.

Updated 11/20/2015: The new Range Rover Evoque Convertible made its world debut at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show. Check the picture gallery for a new set of images we took during its official unveiling.

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2017 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Convertible

2017 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Convertible

No doubt Land Rover rolled the dice when it built the Range Rover Evoque – the small crossover with looks unlike anything it had ever built before. The crossover came in both four- and two-door version, the latter of which elevated the gamble even further. Now Land Rover is throwing the ivories again with the upcoming Range Rover Evoque Convertible. That’s right, a drop-top Range Rover.

Land Rover officially teased the Evoque Convertible with a short theatrical video showing the open-air crossover driving through the Crossrail tunnel system – a network of 26 miles of tunnels still under construction some 130 feet below the streets of London.

Apparently dismissing the failed attempt at a convertible crossover by Nissan with its Murano Crosscabriolet, Land Rover has released the Evoque Convertible for the 2017 model year just ahead of the vehicle’s official debut at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show. This isn’t the first time we’ve heard plans of its production, however. Its first debut at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show had rumors flying about a 2013 production.

It will be interesting to see if the convertible crossover segment catches on now that Land Rover is taking a stab. Perhaps those predisposed to buying a funky yet luxurious and capable Evoque will embrace the Evoque Convertible as something more fun.

Updated 11/09/2015: Land Rover dropped the official details on the 2017 Range Rover Evoque Convertible. The model will be unveiled next week at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show and will be put on sale in mid-2016 at a starting price of $50,475.

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2017 Land Rover Range Rover 'Evoque Plus'

2017 Land Rover Range Rover ’Evoque Plus’

With the luxury crossover SUV segment growing rapidly, Land Rover is looking to keep up with the Joneses. Reportedly, Land Rover will release a lengthened version of the Evoque by the end of 2016 to compete in this segment.

The Range Rover Evoque debuted in the 2012 model year in the U.S. to plenty of fanfare. It has quickly found a home as the brand’s third hottest-selling model in the U.S. behind the Range Rover Sport and the Range Rover. The global sales of the Evoque are even more impressive, as it has reached 125,000 units sold, despite initial estimate placing it at just 35,000 units per year. Basing a gap-filling SUV on the 2016 Evoque seems like a logical way to boost sales and hit a hot segment in which the brand struggles to compete.

Can a stretched Evoque really compete in this fast-growing segment with the likes of the Q7 and XC90?

Continue reading my full preview on the Land Rover Evoque Plus to find out.

Note: Standard Ranger Rover Evoque pictured here.

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2016 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Convertible

2016 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Convertible

No doubt Land Rover rolled the dice when it built the Range Rover Evoque – the small crossover with looks unlike anything it had ever built before. The crossover came in both four- and two-door version, the latter of which elevated the gamble even further. Now Land Rover is throwing the ivories again with the upcoming Range Rover Evoque Convertible. That’s right, a drop-top Range Rover.

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2016 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque

2016 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque

Introduced in 2012 to give the luxury SUV brand a secure spot in the growing compact-luxury-crossover realm, the Evoque quickly became insanely popular. In 2014, the brand made some light changes with the introduction of a new nine-speed auto transmission. Now with the 2016 model year just around the corner, the British automaker has revealed nearly all of the details on the new Evoque ahead of its 2015 Geneva Auto Show debut.

The visual updates are limited to just a few nips and tucks here and there, with the most instantly noticeable being the updates headlights. When the automaker first released the teaser image of the small SUV, it made mention of a new line of engines. However, those new engines are not for U.S. consumption, so don’t get your hopes up yet.

With newcomers like the Mercedes-Benz GLA and the Audi Q3 now in the mix, can the Land Rover Evoque continue to sell so well across the globe?

Updated 02/23/2015: Land Rover unveiled the official details on the 2016 Evoque two weeks ahead of its official debut in Geneva. Continue reading to find out what the model bring new.

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2015 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque NW8

2015 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque NW8

It’s not unusual for automakers to pay homage to their own history, incorporating throw-back Easter eggs that appeal to the brand loyal. Well, Land Rover has done something similar with the Range Rover Evoque, but with a slight twist. The Evoque NW8 special edition pays tribute to the historic creative district in Northwest London. You’ll likely recall the area on the iconic cover of the Beatles’ Abbey Road album. In fact, the NW8 designation of this special edition is that area’s postal code.

The homage to Abbey Road continues deeper as the Evoque’s treadplates, seat tags, and key fob are all adorned with a similar “zebra” pattern as the white roadway markings. Further setting the Evoque NW8 apart is its red-colored roof, mirror caps, and Range Rover lettering that contrast the Fuji White body color. The front grille, side vents, window accents and 20-inch wheels are all coated in black.

Land Rover is positioning the Evoque NW8 as a highly exclusive model, with only 1,000 set for production.

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2016 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque SVR

2016 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque SVR

Nothing is life is a certainty; that’s especially true in what the future holds in the automotive world. Just last week I wrote about Land Rover’s Program Chief Murray Dietsch saying an SVR-badged Range Rover Evoque wasn’t in the works. Sadly, he said such a vehicle would be “cost prohibitive” and could not meet the high performance expectations set forth by SVR engineers. However, since nothing is a guarantee, what if JLR actually moved forward with the build? Behold TopSpeed’s idea of a 2016 Range Rover Evoque SVR.

Looking a lot like its big brother, the Range Rover Sport, the Evoque SVR gets a revamped grille, larger side vents, a new wheel and tire package, and black accents touching nearly every body panel.

The Evoque SVR is certainly not official, but we can still dream. Just imagine a track toy that can hold its own yet still trudge its way up a muddy cattle trail heading up to the hunting lodge.

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2014 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque SW1 Special Edition

2014 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque SW1 Special Edition

Land Rover’s bringing a special-edition Range Rover Evoque to the 2014 Paris Motor Show. It’s called the Evoque SW1 Special Edition and if there was ever a time that the phrase “special edition” means something, it’s this one. See, there’s something really special about the Evoque SW1, other than it being part of Jaguar and Land Rover’s new “Inspired by Britain” series of models.

The Evoque SW1 is one of the first production models to prominently feature Land Rover’s integrated laser heads-up display. It’s a really cool information display that appears onto the Evoque’s windscreen. I’m still not sure how distracting the display can be, but it does have that novelty factor attached to it.

In addition to the HUD, the Evoque SW1 also features prominent styling cues derived from its British heritage, notably the numerous appearances of the Union Jack throughout the body and cabin of the SUV.

We expect the special-edition model to hit dealerships shortly after making its debut at the 2014 Paris Motor Show in October. Be on the look out for these special Evoque SUVs and stay tuned for the rest of JLR’s "Inspired by Britain" series.

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2014 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque RS Sport By Kahn Design

2014 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque RS Sport By Kahn Design

The Range Rover Evoque may not be as imposing as the Sport or the Discovery in its bone-stock form, but take the small SUV over to Kahn Design and you’ll be driving completely new vehicle once it leaves the shop. Just take a look at the Black Label Edition the Brits launched for the 2013 model year to have a better taste of their craftsmanship.

Sure, the Black Label Edition and its triple-black suit is a tad sober for the Evoque’s shape and purpose, but there’s more than one way to skin a cat in Kahn’s workshop. For instance, the company’s most recent attempt at enhancing the Evoque showcases a sportier approach that brings together weight reducing strategies and a flamboyant look.

Cutting weight is achieved with help from a new set of carbon composite bumpers that shave a few pounds off the compact crossover that now carries a Volcanic Grey wrap. Complementing the new exterior color are a number of matte black body parts, including a trunk spoiler lip, a sump guard, a rear diffuser, and the side vents mounted on the front fenders.

As with most Kahn-badged Range Rovers, the Evoque RS Sport also benefits from a 3D mesh front grille, LED daytime running lights, an extended upper roof wing, and a stainless steel exhaust system.

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2015 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Autobiography

2015 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Autobiography

The Range Rover Evoque has blown plenty of minds since its debut in 2011; yours truly included. It’s sporty, sexy, stylish, fast, luxurious and just looks mean as hell. Things just keep on getting better each and every year for the Evoque, as today, Land Rover announced an new variant of the SUV that will hit dealers in time for the 2015 model year.

Meet the 2015 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Autobiography, which we will learn more about at the Geneva Auto show. I know, that is likely the world’s longest name, but it is well worth the length, with its higher-output engine, revised handling and bigger brakes in the Autobiography Dynamic model. Oh yeah, folks, this is no badge job that so many automakers are known for doing. Nope, Land Rover went all out in making this limited-edition Evoque one that actually adds a little extra sportiness to the lineup.

So, is the extra power and road-sticking ability enough to warrant a nice price hike?

Click past the jump to read all about Land Rover’s newest addition and find out what I think of it.

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2014 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque LRM-1 By Milner

2014 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque LRM-1 By Milner

Everyone knows that most SUVs can tackle about any road and some light off-road duty. However, when you look at the Range Rover Evoque and its elegant lines, you may think that Land Rover had something else other than off-road trekking.

If you were questioning the Evoque’s off-road capacities, the off-road specialist Milner came up with some pretty interesting concept — the LRM-1 — that will likely change your opinion on it. To facilitate the transformation into this stunning concept car, the Milner modded just about everything beneath the Evoque’s skin to get it ready for a real off-road thrashing.

A base Evoque delivers a total of 240 horsepower, which is not quite enough for the Milner folks, so they replaced the standard in-line four-pot engine with a 5.0-liter, supercharged V-8 engine that produces more than 550 horsepower and 501 pound-feet of torque. The engine is mated to a six-speed sequential gearbox driving a Milner transfer box and Milner differentials with Quaife centers.

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2014 Range Rover Evoque by Larte

2014 Range Rover Evoque by Larte

Russian tuner Larte Design may not be a household name on the tuning scene, but that hasn’t hampered the company from dishing out a new program in attempt to gain more recognition front the public and the industry.

It’s latest work is based on the Range Rover Evoque and despite not being a jaw-dropper at first glance, the kit does still include a variety of aesthetic and performance modifications

A new wide body kit was install, featuring a new honeycomb grille and large air intakes in the front apron. The kit also has a redesigned rear apron, a centrally-mounted triple exhaust system, and a set of gloss-black, 21-inch lightweight alloy wheels. Additionally, the Evoque’s suspension was tuned to drop the SUV by 30 mm (1.18 inches).

Meanwhile, power comes in the form of a 2.2-liter, four-cylinder engine that produces 190 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. Thanks to Larte Design, the Evoque saw its output increase to 220 horsepower and 354 pound-feet of torque.

The modifications are simple, but ultimately, effective to give the SUV a serious upgrade in style, attitude, and flair.

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2013 Range Rover Evoque Black Label Edition by Kahn Design

2013 Range Rover Evoque Black Label Edition by Kahn Design

When debating Land Rover models, the Range Rover Evoque is our second favorite after the Range Rover Sport, of course. Apparently we are not the only ones with this particular interest in the British SUVs. Kahn Design also developed quite a passion for the Land Rover models, with most of its designs being based on various Range Rovers.

As we close out another Thursday, Kahn provides us with yet another wonderful Range Rover update, but this time, the design firm opted to customize the Evoque. And this Evoque is all about the color black. Everyone knows that black is the color of elegance, so the new Black Label kit transforms the Evoque into one classy rig.

Khan is typically all about the look and feel and doesn’t spend much time tinkering under the hood, and the Black Label is no exception, leaving the 240-horsepower, in-line four-cylinder engine unchaged.

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2014 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque

2014 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque

The Range Rover Evoque has quickly become the hottest-selling model in Land Rover’s lineup and isn’t showing any signs of slowing down for 2014, thanks to a new release from the automaker. While all of the specifics of the 2014 Evoque are still unknown, Land Rover UK has outlined some of the technological advancements the model will carry into 2014 — we assume these will be a part of the 2014 U.S.-spec Evoque too.

The U.S. market receives the same 2.0-liter engine as last year’s model, which puts out a respectable 240 horsepower. These engines all link up to an all-new nine-speed ZF-sourced transmission, which has unperceivable shifts and wide spread of gear ratios to make for smooth acceleration and excellent fuel economy.

Also new for 2014 is the Active Driveline, which according to Land Rover is an "on-demand" four-wheel drive system that enhances agility and improves fuel economy, thanks to it deactivating the rear wheels at speeds over 22 mph. However, should the Evoque need that extra grip over 22 mph, the system takes less than 300 milliseconds to activate the rear wheels. Additionally, an E-Diff on the rear delivers Torque Biasing between the rear wheels for optimal traction and control.

Safety features also take center stage in 2014, as the Evoque will feature Park Exit to help you pull out of parallel parking spots; Closing Vehicle Sensing and Reverse Traffic Detection to warn the driver of traffic behind the vehicle; Lane Departure Warning; Traffic Sign Recognition; and Wade Sensing. Also included will be Land Rover InControl Remote to contact emergency services in the event of an accident or Land Rover Assist in the event of technical issues, and Land Rover InControl Secure to track the vehicle in the event of a theft.

And finally, there are a few aesthetic changes that include minor detail changes on the exterior, new colors for the interior, four new alloy wheels and revised :and Rover badges.

More details will come as we get closer to the model’s release in Europe in the third quarter of 2013.

Updated 9/12/2013: Land Rover has released all of the pricing details on the 2014 Range Rover Evoque. It starts at $41,995. See the full pricing details after the jump.

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2014 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque e

2014 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque e

Land Rover and Jaguar announced a collaboration to develop a new ‘Range Rover Evoque_e’ research project that tests new hybrid and battery-electric vehicle (BEV) technology. The research required a total of £16.3 million (about $25 million at the current exchange rates), and was supported by UK’s innovation agency the Technology Strategy Board.

Along with Jaguar and Land Rover, the Evoque_e’s development required the an additional 12 partners, including: Zytek Automotive, GKN Driveline, Motor Design Limited, AVL, Drive System Design, Williams Advanced Engineering, Delta Motorsport, Tata Steel, Bristol University, Cranfield University and Newcastle University.

According to the first details we have, this collaboration will bring to the market three research vehicles: the next-generation powertrain concepts for a mild hybrid electric vehicle (MHEV); a Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV) and a Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV).

While no other details were revealed, Jaguar’s previous PHEV system revealed in the XJ_e plug-in hybrid, which combines a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, with a 92-horsepower electric motor and a 12.8kWh Lithium Ion battery pack. Land Rover also revealed numerous "_e" projects, like the Range_e, which combined a 3.0-liter TDV6 diesel with an electric motor and an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission.

We’ll bring you all of the details once Land Rover releases them.

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2014 Range Rover Evoque RS

2014 Range Rover Evoque RS

Last month, we heard the first rumors about the possibility of more powerful version of the Range Rover Sport and Evoque models. Rumored to be carry an "RS" suffix, these new versions will look more aggressive than standard version, plus they will deliver more luxury and power.

The first to arrive will likely be the Evoque RS. We anticipate it to carry a sportier look, thanks to new front and rear bumpers and larger air intakes. The exterior will likely boast of a base color with numerous black elements, like the front and rear lip spoiler, side skirts, side-view mirrors and roof. You can see all of these elements on the above rendering.

On the inside, we expect to see sporty updates, like sport seats, carbon-fiber insertions and stainless-steel trimming.

As for the engine, rumors point toward Land Rover tuning the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine to around 300 horsepower, which represents a 60 horsepower increase over the current version. In order to handle the extra power, the Evoque RS will also be equipped with a modified suspension, larger wheels and an updated brake system.

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