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JOHANNESBURG – For a manufacturer with such an ingrained sense of adventure, it’s been mission accomplished in terms of the success of the boutique Range Rover Evoque. The fastest-selling model in Land Rover’s history, I clearly remember the buzz and sense of anticipation that surrounded the introduction of the first-generation model in 2011. Talk of Posh Spice’s involvement in the development process and neat proportions that were guaranteed to get you noticed on the High Street paved the way for a newfound sense of chic and occasion that, in return, introduced an inevitably younger, more status conscious audience to the brand. Indeed, Jaguar Land Rover South Africa claims that of the impressive number of models sold locally since its introduction (though three-door, five door and convertible applications), 76 percent of sales were to customers new to Land Raver family.

Interestingly, despite the need for every Land Rover to offer a suitably high level of off-roading ability (as put to the comprehensive test at the international launch of the new model), JLR claims 73 percent of Evoque owners never leave the confines of their urban sanctuaries.

Not keen on meddling with what has so clearly been a winning-formula (770 000 global sales in eight years), the all-new, second-generation Evoque arrives wearing near identical exterior dimensions as the outgoing model. While there are no plans at this stage for either a Coupé or (mercifully) a Convertible derivative, the five-door-only new Evoque gains a 21 mm stretch in wheelbase resulting in slightly more legroom for rear seat passengers (up 20 mm), as well a 10 percent larger luggage area.

Slim new headlamps and an altogether neater rear-end execution (doing away with the Lego-shaped taillamps of the previous car) afford the new model a decidedly sleeker profile than before. A selection of new alloy wheels designs ranging from 17 to 21 inches in diameter is also available.

Built on Land Rover’s all-new Premium Transverse Architecture that’s both 13 percent stiffer than before and capable of housing the infrastructure needed for future plug-in hybrid derivatives, it’s somewhat surprising to note that even the conventionally powered new models (both four-cylinder, turbodiesel or turbopetrol) each weigh close to two tonnes. With 80 percent of previous-generation models sold in South Africa having favoured diesel power, and having sampled both of the heavily revised drivetrain options featured in the new Evoque lineup, I’d suggest this remains the most favourable drivetrain configuration going forward.

Boasting 132 kW and 430 N.m of torque available between 1 750 and 2 500 r/min, it’s the 1 999 cm3 turbodiesel unit that, mated with a nine-speed automatic transmission, offers both more refinement (including at idle), efficiency and, indeed, punch around town than the 183 kW/365 N.m Ingenium turbopetrol is able to muster within this package. While Land Rover claims 5,8 L/100 km for the diesel option, I saw figures closer to 9,0 L/100 km over the course of my test drive.

Updated to include the brand’s latest infotainment technologies, it’s nevertheless only the more premium specifications within the new 14-model line-up that gain the impressive Velar-like dual touchscreen layout as seen on the images above. Crisp and fluid in their operation, these displays allow the driver easy access to both a full bouquet of connectivity technologies (including Apple CarPlay and a 4G WiFi hotspot capable of supporting up to eight devices), as well the vehicle’s standard Terrain Response II all-wheel drive system. Here the presence of a new “Auto” mode for the continuous detection of traction and torque distribution requirement (combined with 212 mm worth of ground clearance and a newfound 600 mm wading depth) is all that the average Evoque owner is likely to need.

Suitably well insulated, generously appointed and broadly comfortable (while favouring front-seat occupants), it was nevertheless disconcerting to note that a handful of the vehicles present at the Evoque’s local launch had very noticeable rattles emanating from behind their instrument binnacles. While neither pre-production nor wearing particularly high mileage, I look forward to sampling future examples of the new Evoque where this issue is no longer a factor.

As popular as the first-generation Evoque has been, it stands to reason that those owners who haven’t already upgraded to the Velar as their need for greater levels of interior versatility (including children) may have grown, will be more than satisfied with the sleek new lines and updated interior that the new model offers. Whether the boldly priced new Evoque line-up has the same effect in terms of enticing new customers to the brand, especially with the likes of the forthcoming new Audi Q3, polished BMW X1 (and, at these prices, even the larger X3) and excellent Volvo XC40 in the mix. As suggested by its own research, the fact the Evoque offers superior off-roading ability compared with most of its rivals matters little when it comes to day-to-day flaunting.

2019 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque

R899,995
Ref No: 1662671

Manufacturer Specifications

Standard - standard Optional - optional
  • Cloth upholstery: opt cloth / opt partial cloth + suede-cloth
  • Leather upholstery: std (opt cloth / opt partial cloth + suede-cloth)
  • Seats quantity: 5
  • Split rear seat: Standard
  • Folding rear seat: Standard
  • Air conditioning: Standard
  • Climate control automatic air conditioning: Standard
  • Cup bottle holders: front + rear
  • Lumbar support adjustment: front electric
  • Front armrests: dual sliding
  • Antilock braking system (ABS): Standard
  • Electronic brake distribution (EBD): Standard
  • Brake assist (BAS/EBA): Standard
  • Traction control: Standard
  • Stability control: Standard
  • Hill descent control downhill brake control: Standard
  • Tyre pressure sensor monitor deflation detection system: Optional
  • Driver airbag: Standard
  • Front passenger airbag: Standard
  • Front side airbags: Standard
  • Curtain airbags: Standard
  • Airbag quantity: 6
  • Lane departure warning: lane keeping assist
  • Lane change blindspot warning assist monitor: Optional
  • Attention assist rest assist break alert: Standard
  • Automatic drive away locking: Standard
  • Electric child proof safety lock switch: Standard
  • ISOFIX child seat mountings: outer rear
  • Directional turning headlights: opt matrix LED
  • Adaptive headlights varying light distribution: opt matrix LED
  • Emergency brake hazardlights: emergency-brake flashing hazard lights
  • Start stop button: Standard
  • Engine auto Stop Start idle stop ecostop: Standard
  • Hillstart assist hillholder: Standard
  • Alloy wheelsrims: Standard
  • Electronically adjustable suspension: opt adaptive
  • Power steering: Standard
  • Multifunction steering wheel controls: Standard
  • Head up display: Optional
  • On board computer multi information display: Standard
  • Navigation: Standard
  • Cruise control: std (opt adaptive)
  • Active adaptive cruise control: Optional
  • Bluetooth connectivity: Standard
  • Voice control: Standard
  • TV television: Optional
  • USB port: 2 (opt 4)
  • Powersocket 12V: front + rear + boot
  • Central locking: remote (opt keyless / opt activity key)
  • Remote central locking: Standard
  • Key less access start hands free key: start (opt access / opt activity key)
  • Electric windows: front + rear
  • Rain sensor auto wipers: Standard
  • Auto dim interior mirror: opt / opt rear-view camera mirror
  • Electric adjust mirrors: Standard
  • Heated exterior mirrors: Standard
  • Auto dimexterior mirrors: Standard
  • Sun roof: opt fixed panoramic / opt sliding panoramic
  • Panoramic roof: opt fixed / opt sliding
  • Memory for electric seat adjustment: front
  • Daytime driving running lights: LED
  • Light sensor auto on off lights: Standard
  • Xenon headlights: LED
  • Highbeam assist: Optional
  • Frontfog lamps lights: opt LED
  • Highlevel 3rd brakelight: Standard
  • Rear fog lamps lights: Standard
  • Camera for park distance control: rear (opt surround view)
  • Rear spoiler: Standard
  • Towbar trailer hitch: opt detachable / opt electric detachable
  • Metallic pearl escent paint: Optional
  • Fuel Type: diesel
  • Fuel range average: 1121 km
  • Driven wheels: all
  • Driven wheels quantity: 4
  • Gearratios quantity: 9
  • Gearshift: automatic
  • Transmission type: automatic
  • Gear shift paddles: Optional
  • Electromechanical parking brake: Standard
  • Front tyres: 235/50 R20 (opt 245/45 R21)
  • Reartyres: 235/50 R20 (opt 245/45 R21)
  • Length: 4371 mm
  • Width excl mirrors incl mirrors: 1996-2100 mm
  • Height: 1649 mm
  • Wheel base: 2681 mm
  • Ground clearance minimum maximum: 212 mm
  • Turning circle wheels body: 11.6-11.9 m
  • Approach angle: 22.2
  • Break over ramp angle: 20.7
  • Departure angle: 30.6
  • Wading/fording (water crossing) depth: 600
  • Load volume / capacity: 472-1156 L
  • Load volume / capacity: 1156 L
  • Unladen/tare/kerb weight: 1785 (DIN) / 1860 (EU) kg
  • Gross weight (GVM): 2450 kg
  • Towing capacity - unbraked: 750
  • Towing capacity - braked: 2000
  • Fuel tank capacity (incl reserve): 65l
  • Fuel consumption average: 5.8 l/100km
  • CO2 emissions average: 153g/km
  • Emission control phase Euro EU level: EU 6
  • Power maximum: 132 kW
  • Power maximum total: 132 kW
  • Power peak revs: 4000 r/min
  • Power to weight ratio: 73.9 kW/ton
  • Torque maximum: 430 Nm
  • Torque peak revs: 1750-2500 r/min
  • Torque maximum total: 430 Nm
  • Torque to weight ratio: 241 Nm/ton
  • Acceleration 0-100 kmh: 9.3s
  • Maximum top speed: 205 km/h
  • Engine position/ location: front
  • Engine capacity: 1999 cc
  • Engine size: 2.0l
  • enginedetailshort: 2.0TD
  • Engine + detail: 2.0 turbo diesel
  • Cylinder layout: inline
  • Cylinders: 4
  • Cylinder layout + quantity: i4
  • Cam: dohc
  • Valves per cylinder: 4
  • Valves quantity: 16
  • Variable camvalve timing: Standard
  • Turbocharger: Standard
  • Warranty time (years): 5
  • Warranty distance (km): 100000 km
  • Maintenance plan: Standard
  • Maintenance plan time (years): 5
  • Maintenance plan distance (km): 100000 km
  • Service interval indicator: Standard
  • Service interval (distance): 26000 km
  • Service interval (time): 1
  • Brand: Land Rover
  • Status: c
  • Segment: passenger car
  • MMcode: 35071670
  • MMVariant: EVOQUE 2.0D SE 132KW (D180)
  • MMintrodat: 2019-03-29
  • Introdate: 2019-02-01
  • DuoportarecordID: LandRREv2e4

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