Range Rover Evoque review - Interior, design and technology
The Evoque looks great, has a luxurious interior and boasts great tech
The latest Range Rover Evoque has received an evolutionary styling update – Land Rover has chosen not to break what worked so well for the original car. The Evoque takes inspiration from the larger Range Rover Velar, with similar headlights, taillights and smoothed-off flanks with smart recessed door handles. R-Dynamic models bring a sportier look, adding black and burnished copper detailing plus a body-coloured front bumper.
There are plenty of alloy wheel designs to pick from, ranging from 17 to 20 inches as standard depending on spec, or 21 inches as an option. On the standard car, an optional black exterior pack replaces some chrome and body-coloured trim parts with glossy black items for £670.
A palette of silvers, greys and blacks makes up most of the Evoque’s paint choices, with Firenze Red a notable exception. Metallic paint costs £705, premium metallic paint £970 and a contrasting silver or black painted roof costs £650.
Inside there’s more inspiration from elsewhere in the Range Rover line-up, with a focus on quality materials, clean design and modern infotainment. Overall interior quality has taken a welcome step forward and is now on a par with rivals like the Audi Q3 and BMW X2; it feels slightly ahead of the Volvo XC40 in this regard, with a greater focus on outright luxury.
There’s plenty of scope for personalisation inside, with various colour combinations, equipment packs and trim finishes - although be prepared to pay handsomely to add these individual touches.
Sat-nav, stereo and infotainment
The Evoque now features Land Rover's Pivi Pro on-board tech, which includes a 10-inch touchscreen, a DAB digital radio and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. There are new, simplified menus and an updated navigation set-up and the system can now be upgraded via over-the-air updates.
Edition, HST and Autobiography models include an upgraded Meridian audio system, while there's also an optional convenience pack that adds a powered gesture tailgate, electrical steering wheel adjustment, partition nets, keyless entry and Land Rover's Activity Key for £1,500.
In this review
- 1VerdictThe Range Rover Evoque offers great levels of luxury, technology and – perhaps most importantly – style
- 2Engines, performance and driveThe Evoque is comfortable and refined, but not the most thrilling car in its class
- 3MPG, CO2 and Running CostsPlug-in hybrid tech joins the petrol and diesel Evoque lineup
- 4Interior, design and technology - currently readingThe Evoque looks great, has a luxurious interior and boasts great tech
- 5Practicality, comfort and boot spaceThe Evoque is more practical than before, but it’s still a bit cramped in the rear
- 6Reliability and SafetyThe Evoque has plenty of active on-board safety kit and a full five-star rating from Euro NCAP