Land Rover South Africa has announced pricing for the new, second-generation Range Rover Evoque, with the local line-up comprising 14 derivatives at launch.
Set to hit the market in April 2019, all variants in the new range employ the five-door body style, with the three-door version having been discontinued ahead of the November 2018 reveal of the second-generation model.
Two Ingenium four-cylinder engine options – one petrol and one diesel – will be available in South Africa, along with the familiar base, S and SE trim levels. The flagship HSE specification will be offered exclusively in conjunction with the R-Dynamic pack (although the latter can also be specified on S and SE models). Special, kit-packed First Edition models are furthermore included in the line-up.
Pricing will start at R734 300 for the base diesel and run through to R987 900 for the petrol-powered First Edition variant (see the full pricing list towards the bottom of the page). Of course, various optional extras (and packs) will also be offered.
D180 variants use a 2,0-litre turbodiesel engine sending 132 kW and 430 N.m to all four wheels via a nine-speed automatic transmission, allowing a claimed zero to 100 km/h dash of 9,3 seconds (and a top speed of 205 km/h). Land Rover says this oil-burning unit is capable of sipping at 5,8 L/100 km.
The petrol variants are badged P250, and each feature a turbocharged 2,0-litre four-pot directing 183 kW and 365 N.m to all four corners via the same nine-speeder. The Whitley-based firm says the result is a 7,5-second sprint to three figures, a top speed of 230 km/h and a combined fuel consumption figure of 7,9 L/100 km.
Inside, Land Rover says the “minimalist” cabin features textiles fashioned from recycled plastics as well as various alternatives to leather. There's also a twin-touchscreen Touch Pro Duo system, which the automaker says boasts “faster software”.
The new Evoque will be offered with some interesting new technology, including what the brand calls the “ClearSight” rear-view mirror system. If rear visibility is compromised by passengers or bulky items, the driver flicks a switch on the underside of the mirror and a camera feed from the top of the vehicle displays what is behind the vehicle in high definition. Nifty stuff.
In addition, “Ground View” technology will be available, which effectively makes the bonnet invisible (well, sort of) by projecting camera imagery onto the upper touchscreen to show the driver a 180-degree view under the front of the vehicle. Useful off the beaten path, of course.
While the new model’s footprint is virtually identical to that of the original, the second-generation model is in fact built on Land Rover’s latest mixed-material Premium Transverse Architecture. The firm says a longer wheelbase yields some 20 mm extra rear kneeroom and an increase in small item stowage. Luggage space, meanwhile, has grown 10 percent to a claimed 591 litres, increasing to 1 383 litres with the second-row folded down.
Range Rover Evoque D180: R734 300
Range Rover Evoque D180 S: R784 300
Range Rover Evoque D180 SE: R843 800
Range Rover Evoque D180 R-Dynamic S: R813 000
Range Rover Evoque D180 R-Dynamic SE: R872 500
Range Rover Evoque D180 R-Dynamic HSE: R920 200
Range Rover Evoque D180 First Edition: R945 900
Range Rover Evoque P250: R776 300
Range Rover Evoque P250 S: R826 300
Range Rover Evoque P250 SE: R885 800
Range Rover Evoque P250 R-Dynamic S: R855 000
Range Rover Evoque P250 R-Dynamic SE: R914 500
Range Rover Evoque P250 R-Dynamic HSE: R962 300
Range Rover Evoque P250 First Edition: R987 900