It’s the Evoque, the baby SUV that first brought a dose of fashion and style into the previously rather serious-looking Land Rover and Range Rover line-ups.
The Evoque is a Range Rover for fashionistas, famously designed with guidance from Victoria Beckham, and how it’s turned out to the posh SUV to be seen in. There’s a coupe-ish three-door or a more practical (and much better selling) five-door, should you have children to deposit at a private school.
It’s recently been facelifted. Honest. Yes, visual changes are minor but there is a welcome boost under the bonnet – JLR’s ace 2.0-litre Ingenium diesel.
A 240-hp turbo four with a nine-speed automatic and a firm suspension give it the moves to match its sporting character, but the ride is often harsh and raucous. The lavish interior impresses, with high-quality materials and luxury features.
The Range Rover Evoque seats five people, though their comfort level depends on the body style you choose.
The Range Rover Evoque has 20.3 cubic feet of cargo space behind its rear seats and 51 cubic feet total when you fold down the 60/40 split rear seats.
The Range Rover Evoque is a strange little SUV. It’s the most budget-friendly of the Range Rover family, but it’s not the most practical. The convertible model is odd, but it still has its own appeal.