The new generation of the smallest Range Rover SUV is here and it comes with a fine amount of novelties. The second generation comes with rather evolutionary changes, which was pretty much expected. This is one of the most popular models of the brand. So, it seems natural to stick to proven design solutions, rather than experiment. Therefore, the overall shape looks quite similar to the previous generation. Moreover, it seems easier to find similarities than to spot differences compared to the original model. Dimensions are practically the same, as well as the overall shape. However, the 2020 Range Rover Evoque has a lot of novelties under the skin, starting from a new platform and mechanics that are practically the same as in the Land Rover Discovery Sport.
The engine lineup is quite familiar, which means a wide choice, but not so good fuel economy as you would expect from a compact SUV.
2020 Range Rover Evoque Redesign
In terms of base design characteristics, as we already mentioned, it is easy to find many similarities with the previous generation. First of all, there are dimensions. The new model features practically the same length, only a millimeter longer. On the other side, the wheelbase is for about 0.8-inch longer. This provides a little bit more space on the inside. When it comes to body styles, a five-door layout it the only available at the moment and it looks like a three-door version won’t be offered, at least not in the near future. When it comes to styling, it is largely based on the previous generation. Differences are minimal, with minor tweaks to the front end and a couple of other areas around the vehicle. As we already mentioned, this is the company’s best-seller, so it’s not the time for radical changes.
Changes are much bigger on the inside. First of all, you will notice a new dashboard design, which looks more stylish and more luxurious, thanks to cleaner lines, more tech features and new color schemes. In a manner of genuine Range Rover models, the overall interior quality is amazing. You can count on top-notch quality materials all around the cabin. It looks attractive, it is quiet and comes with tons of soft-touch materials.
As we already mentioned, the cabin is a little bit more spacious than before. Still, the previous model was already quite decent in this aspect. There is a little bit more legroom in the second row, though it is still relatively tight. On the other side, front seats are very generous, with excellent ergonomics.
With the cargo area, you can count on about average numbers for the class. There are around 21.5 cubic feet of cargo space behind rear seats, while the overall volume goes around 50 cubic feet.
In terms of comfort and convenience, all models come with leather upholstery, and the front occupants get 10-way power-adjustable seats. With higher trims, you can also get things like ventilated and heated front seats, front seats with added power adjustability, massaging front seats, heated rear seats, upgraded leather upholstery etc.
In terms of tech features, base models feature a 10-inch touch screen, a Wi-Fi hot spot, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, a navigation system, Bluetooth, a USB port etc. Higher trims also offer a second 10-inch touchscreen, a head-up display, a digital instrument cluster, a Meridian stereo, satellite radio, HD Radio and much more.
When it comes to safety features, all models are equipped with goodies like rearview camera, a pre-collision warning and braking system, front and rear parking sensors, lane keep assist, traffic sign recognition etc. You can get even more in higher trims, including advanced systems like high-speed automatic braking, a surround-view parking camera, perpendicular and parallel park assist, rear cross traffic alert, blind spot monitoring, wading depth sensors, a head-up display, adaptive cruise control, and many more.
2020 Range Rover Evoque Engine
The 2020 Range Rover Evoque comes with two engines in the offer. Base versions are equipped with a 2.0-liter turbo-four engine, which delivers around 250 horsepower. The same engine is available with a mild hybrid system, which increases max output up to nearly 300 horsepower. In both cases, the amount of power is more than enough to provide a confident ride and you won’t feel a lack of power in any situation. On the other side, fuel economy isn’t that good. You can count on 20 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. These are definitely below-average numbers for the class. Both engines come in pair with a 9-speed automatic transmission
2020 Range Rover Evoque Price and Competition
The 2020 Range Rover Evoque starts at around 43.000 dollars, while the best-equipped models could get close to 60.000 dollars. When it comes to the competition, some of the models that could be considered as rivals are Mercedes-Benz GLA, BMW X1, Jaguar E-Pace.