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Range Rover Evoque Facelift: The little lord in a new look

Stefan Baldauf
Geneva Auto Salon 2020
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N after the debut of the new Land Rover Discovery Sport it is also time for a revision of the Range Rover Evoque - both models share platform and production location. For the 2016 vintage, Land Rover has mainly upgraded technically, the visual revision was rather subtle. The new vintage can be recognized by the modified apron with the fog lights moved further up, the redesigned radiator grille and the modernized headlights.

The Range Rover Evoque can be equipped with adaptive LED headlights for a surcharge. A daytime running light running around the headlights also integrates the turn signal function. The rear lights, which cite the design of the front headlights with the surrounding band, have also been redesigned. The redesigned roof spoiler can optionally accommodate two fins that house a 3G cellular antenna in order to achieve improved Internet reception.

New turbo diesel for the Evoque

In contrast, major renovation measures concern the engine range. The previous diesel engines are being retired; instead, the two-liter Ingenium diesel, which was developed in collaboration with Jaguar, is celebrating its premiere in the new Range Rover Evoque. There they are already at work in the Jaguar XE. For the Range Rover Evoque 2016 there are two power variants of the diesel engine with 150 and 180 hp. The light alloy engine should be around 30 kilos lighter than the previous machine, work significantly more quietly and use up to 18 percent less fuel.

The 150 hp diesel in the new Range Rover Evoque should be satisfied with 4.2 liters, for the 180 hp engine Land Rover states a consumption value of 4.8 liters. The new generation of engines also means that service intervals will be longer, instead of every 25,000 kilometers, the Range Rover Evoque will only have to be serviced every 34,000 kilometers. In terms of gasoline, however, everything remains the same, the Si4 gasoline engine with 240 hp, which is only moderately in demand in Europe, remains on offer.

Range Rover Evoque with InControl Touch

There is a small revolution to report it to the multimedia system. Here, too, the Range Rover Evoque borrows technology from its sister company Jaguar and will in future integrate the new InControl Touch system as standard. On the eight-inch-wide screen, you can navigate through programs and menus with swipe gestures and taps, just like on a smartphone. Moreoversmartphone applications can be displayed directly in the system. The higher-quality HSE and Autobiography versions come with the Plus version of InControl Touch, which can also be upgraded to include an entertainment system for passengers with rear screens, wireless headphones and up to 17 loudspeakers.

Updates are available it also applies to the assistance systems. The new 'All-Terrain Progress Control' (ATPC) system has been integrated for off-road driving, in short a cruise control for all terrain situations. A new stereo camera monitors on behalf of a lane departure warning and the emergency braking assistant. In addition, an 'attention assistant' was installed as standard, which analyzes the steering movements and is intended to recognize and warn an overtired driver.

Subtle changes to the interior complete the facelift model of the Range Rover Evoque: modified seats, one slightly redesigned instrument panel, new door panels and improved soft-touch plastic. After the facelift, the Range Rover Evoque can also be optionally equipped with a massage seat with 14-fold adjustment options; the range of colors available for the interior design has been expanded by three to 13 available tones goes on sale from August, Land Rover has not yet announced any prices. The Range Rover Evoque currently starts at 33,500 euros in the basic front-wheel drive version.


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