Range Rover Evoque review - Interior, design and technology
The Evoque looks great, has a luxurious interior and boasts impressive 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 second-generation Evoque is less aggressive, instead taking 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 21 inches as standard depending on spec.
A palette of silvers, greys and blacks makes up most of the Evoque’s paint choices, with Firenze Red a notable exception. Fuji white is the only standard paint, Metallic paint costs £705, premium metallic paint £970 and a contrasting 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, but you should be prepared to pay handsomely to add these individual touches.
As you might expect, there’s plenty of options packs too. The £735 optional convenience pack available from the entry-level Evoque model adds a loadspace partition net, electric steering wheel adjustment and keyless entry. There’s also the £1,450 ‘Premium Upgrade Interior Pack’ which consists of premium carpet mats, illuminated tread plates with Range Rover badging, suede headlining, metal pedals and ambient lighting.
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. Simply put, Land Rover’s Pivi Pro infotainment system is a quantum leap compared with the old set-up featured in pre-2021-model-year Evoques (pictured above). Edition and Autobiography models include an upgraded Meridian audio system.
In this review
- 1Range Rover Evoque reviewThe 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 CostsEfficient plug-in hybrid tech is available in the Evoque, while residual values should be strong
- 4Interior, design and technology - currently readingThe Evoque looks great, has a luxurious interior and boasts impressive 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