Our cars: Range Rover Evoque - July

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Range Rover Evoque 2.2 SD4 Prestige 4WD

Week ending 12 July
Mileage 26,856
Miles this week 196


Range Rover Evoque review

I'm not really a fan of wearing a suit, shirt and tie. But more often than not I have to get suited and booted for a work-related function. And more often than not I transport my attire in the tried and tested sales rep's method of hanging my clobber from the rear grab handle.

All well and good, then - expect when I had to go to a dinner earlier this week in the Evoque. Call me inattentive but it's the first time I've noticed that it has no grab handles - and so nowhere for my freshly ironed shirts to swing from. Why is this, I wonder? Is it to preserve the image of the Evoque as a coupe? Or is there just not enough space because of its reverse-sloping roofline?

Whatever the answer I had to lay my stuff across the back seat. And yes, by the time I'd arrived at my destination on the south coast, it had all slipped into the rear footwell.

By Chas Hallett
Chas.Hallett@whatcar.com

Week ending July 5
Mileage 26,661
Driven this week 761 miles


It doesn't surprise me that a huge percentage of Range Rover Evoque buyers end up adding the optional full-length glass roof.

Luckily we made the same decision with ours. It makes such a difference to the ambience of the cabin, especially if you are sitting in the back, and, of course, especially now that the sun is shining far more regularly. The few Evoques I've been in without the option feel a lot pokier and cramped by comparison.

Actually now that the sun is shining strongly directly overhead I've been employing the electrically operated cover a lot more regularly. It helps keep the cabin cool when I'm parked.

By Chas Hallett
Chas.Hallett@whatcar.com

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