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, stylish and 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 that is fully deserving of its coupé badging, thanks to a noticeably sportier silhouette.
The Evoque’s pricing puts it in competition with a wide variety of small SUVs. Cheaper versions go 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.
It is available only with four-cylinder engines, but with a selection of more powerful diesel and petrol engines introduced this year, you can now pick an Evoque that offers pretty brisk straight-line pace or stick with the regular diesels if your priority swings more towards efficiency.
Read on over the next few pages for everything you need to know before buying an Evoque, including our recommendations for the best engine, trim and options.