April 12, 2019
There’s a new Evoque on the road, and it’s unlike anything that’s gone before it. But does it live up to the hype, and what’s it like to drive? Find out all you need to know about the Range Rover Evoque D180.
Land Rover have described the latest Range Rover Evoque as “making a statement”, and its new look is the first thing you’ll notice. With a subtly redrawn silhouette, the D180’s shape is different and distinctive, whilst still maintaining the familiar and recognisable Range Rover design philosophy. Its all-new structure boasts bags of extra interior space without being noticeably larger on the outside. We love the flush door handles, which give it a futuristic, streamlined look.
Mild Hybrid capability
Electric cars are the future, and most new D180 models are equipped with emission-reducing Mild Hybrid technology that will help city drivers wanting to save on fuel costs. An intelligent fuel-saving system, Mild Hybrid technology (MHEV), ensures that no energy is wasted, harvesting energy that would otherwise be lost during deceleration.
If sustainability is important to you when buying a new car, it’s also good to know that the Evoque D180 is built from recycled materials and has 85% recyclable and 95% recoverable parts.
The Range Rover Evoque 2019 is well-equipped with a range of pleasingly hi-tech gadgets to make your drive easier and more luxurious. Fuel-efficient LED headlights give off a brighter light, making driving easier and safer after sundown, while responsive touchscreens allow drivers to navigate the route and listen to music. But the best use of technology must be the revolutionary new Clearsight Ground View feature – more on this below.
Performance on and off road
With Adaptive Dynamics aiding the drive, the driving experience in a D180 is smooth and comfortable. Most models boast an automatic 9-speed gearbox, which can be slightly clunky but gives a good overall driving experience. It’s a little on the heavy side, so the drive could be more agile when handling corners, but on the flipside it has a pleasingly solid feel. There’s a definite feeling of luxury to the upholstery, which is noticeably high-quality.
As you’d expect from any product from the Land Rover stable, the 2019 Evoque has impressive off-road capabilities – despite the fact that most drivers in its target market are likely to stick to the tarmac. One feature that works for both environments is the Clearsight Ground View innovation, which lets you ‘see through’ the bonnet to the ground below – great for negotiating unpredictable terrain and tricky parking spaces alike.
If you’re looking for a compact SUV that’s sleek and smooth with plenty of interior space, you’re likely to love the Range Rover Evoque D180. With prices starting at £31,600 for a manual gearbox it’s admittedly an expensive car, but city drivers will appreciate the stylish, compact exterior with its Tardis-like boot space. All in all, this new-look, second-generation Evoque gets the thumbs up from us.
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