I always thought that the Range Rover Evoque was all about pretty looks and I was wrong. Like its siblings, the Evoque is adored by many simply because of its combination of luxury, audacious, groovy and sporty looks. That alone makes it cool to drive.
Its muscular shoulders, striking lines, and tapered roof make it noticeable from the crowd.
When it comes to safety Range Rover doesn’t compromise. In addition to normal high tech safety features, the Evoque’s Torque Vectoring by Braking feature enhances agility and safety by redirecting torque between all four wheels to counteract understeer.
Since its launch in 2011, the Range Rover Evoque has won 161 international awards for its leading-edge design, striking interior craftsmanship, in car technology and off-road capability.
With highly competitive pricing, a range of powerful and efficient engines (petrol and diesel), active driveline that enhances agility and a responsive, fuel-efficient 9-speed automatic ZF transmission, the Evoque continues to appeal with more than 310,000 sales worldwide.
It is the fastest-selling Land Rover of all time.
The Range Rover Evoque has a remarkable interior craftsmanship and features a leather upholstery cabin with splendidly laid out dashboard that comes with logically and intuitively positioned controls. These controls are easy to reach and operate.
It also features a suite of intuitive technologies such as a 380 Watt Meridian sound system, cruise control which along with the sound system can be controlled from the leather-rimmed steering wheel. USB connectivity, Bluetooth with audio streaming and dual view touch-screen are also part of the interior package.
It has a keyless entry and engine push button start. The seats are heated and electric powered. The rear seats have ample space for three adults.
The exterior mirrors of the Evoque – despite a reduced overall size – do not adversely affect rearward visibility and provide better ‘see-through’ between the A-pillar and the mirror housing.
The design lines flow endlessly, offering a visually melodious look. Innovative Xenon lighting with LED signature blazes a clear trail in all conditions and adds to the vehicle’s dramatic presence and look.
It also features 18-inch alloy wheels.
On the road
Stability and strength, combined with increased power and torque output make the car more capable. It also handles very well on the corners.
The petrol engine uses the latest powertrains. Coupled with lightweight all-aluminium technology, a new nine-speed transmission is available as standard, delivering improved fuel efficiency and lower CO2 emissions.
The 2.0 litre Si4 petrol engine goes from 0-100km/h in just 7.6 seconds.
- Power: 177kW at 5500rpm
- Torque: 340Nm at 1750rpm
- 0-100 km/h: 7.6 seconds
- Top speed: 217km/h
- Fuel consumption: 8.3/100km
- Fuel type: Petrol
- Fuel tank capacity: 70L
- Price: R632 800
What we like about the car:
- Splendid interior craftsmanship
- Luxury finishes
- Advanced audio system and sound quality
- Unique and sporty looks
- It is powerful and stable
- Interior space is reasonable
What we don’t like about the car:
The Range Rover Evoque combines sportiness, luxury and performance with SUV functionality. It is a seductive-looking car that offers high levels of normal equipment. Over 161 international accolades – this is more than enough proof that the car is appreciated by many people worldwide.
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