When a car maker turns a glitzy motor show concept into a production model, the end result is usually disappointing, with the changes needed to make it road legal taking away much of the visual impact. However, the Range Rover Evoque proves this doesn't have to be the case.
Inspired by Land Rover's LRX concept, which was unveiled in Detroit in 2008, the Evoque is the baby of the Range Rover line-up, designed to offer all the appeal of the company’s prestige SUVs in a smaller, more affordable package.
Most people opt for the five-door version, but if you're not that concerned about practicality, there's a three-door Evoque, which is fully deserving of its Coupe badging thanks to a noticeably sportier silhouette.
The Evoque’s pricing puts it in competition with a wide variety of small SUVs, with cheaper versions going head-to-head with the Audi Q3 and BMW X1, while top-spec Evoques are more in line with sporty SUVs such as the Porsche Macan.
Since the Evoque is available only with four-cylinder engines, it’s not the best choice if you’re looking for eye-widening, straight-line pace and the ultimate driving experience. However, if image, style and a premium interior are more important then you’ll find plenty to like here.
Read on over the next few pages for everything you need to know before buying an Evoque, including the engine, trim and options to choose.