Range Rover Evoque review - What is it?
This five-door version, on the other hand, will undoubtedly make an impact in the crossover market, as well as taking sales from regular SUVs, including Land Rover’s own Freelander.
Prices for the Evoque five-door start at £27,995 for a front-wheel-drive, 2.2-litre diesel variant in entry-level ‘Pure’ trim. The cheapest four-wheel-drive version is the TD4 Pure, which has 148bhp. However, those cars get a six-speed manual gearbox; if you want an automatic you have to go for the 187bhp version of the same engine badged SD4. The cheapest SD4 is the £31,315 Pure model.
Beyond Pure there are Prestige and Dynamic, two similarly priced ‘premium’ trim levels that put greater emphasis on luxury and sporting details respectively. In this test, we’re trying the SD4 Dynamic automatic, at £38,990.
There is also a turbocharged petrol option, incidentally, but it’s available in Dynamic trim only. It’s likely to be a very limited seller in the UK.
Read the full What Car? 9-point review on the Range Rover Evoque