2015 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque | new car review

Posted on Dec 9, 2014 by
2015 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
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AEDAED 199,000 - 265,000
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  • Exterior
    Editor: 85%
  • Interior
    Editor: 85%
  • Quality
    Editor: 90%
  • Features
    Editor: 85%
  • Performance
    Editor: 85%
  • Value for money
    Editor: 85%

Review Summary:

The Evoque is a compact SUV which has been designed for the more Urban-minded buyer. But, this being Land Rover, it has to go as well.

Pros

If its making a statement that you're after, there isn't much out there that does it quite as well.

Cons

You could buy a significantly larger vehicle for the same amount of money.

Looks

When the Evoque was released in 2011, the motoring press world over went gooey in the knees and hailed it as a triumph. Who could disagree? The Evoque manages to maintain an elegant Range Rover-esque façade and combines it beautifully with a compact body. Slender lamps and windows sit atop four large wheels and under a coupe-like sloped roof and subtle curves, making it look like an automotive supermodel; equivalent to Kate Moss.

2014 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque front + side

Feels

It is easy to wax lyrical about this very pretty car and lose sight of one key element; it is – and by Land Rover’s own admission – a fashion accessory for the fabulous and the orange. Don’t forget that on the Special Edition model, Victoria Beckham was charged with input on the design. The interior is stupendous, especially with the red leather option. The seats are super-comfortable, the dash is leather, the centre console is smartly arranged; it feelsvery “Hollywood”.

2014 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque interior

Engineering

One would assume that, as this car was built to sit outside Dubai Mall all day and be photographed, that it would be as much use off-road as a Lamborghini Aventador. But no, you can take the car out of Land Rover, but you can’t take Land Rover out of the car. The Evoque comes with Terrain Response as well as adaptive, MagneRide suspension. The under-shield looks near bullet-proof and most surprising of all, it’s actually quite economical. Its 2.0 litre engine will apparently manage 8.7 litres per 100 km on the motorway.

What’s on offer?

There are several variants of the 2015 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque available in the UAE, with the entry-level – “minimalist” as Land Rover refers to it – Pure starting at AED 199,000 and the Dynamic Plus topping the list at AED 265,000. All cars are fitted with a 2.0 litre turbo-charged straight-4 engine which emits 237 horses and does 0-100kp/h in 7.6 seconds. There are plenty of exciting features, from park assist to satellite navigation on offer.

2014 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque rear

Summing it

It’s good, the Evoque. It somehow manages to blend High Street fashion with noble off-road credentials, and comes out looking beautiful all the same. When you look at what even the basic, “minimalist” Pure model comes with, AED 199,000 doesn’t seem all that bad. But, there’s always a “but”, with the exception of the Pure it costs the same as an LR4, and even a BMW X5. It’s much smaller, but prettier, but if you want more space then you just can’t justify buying an Evoque. If you want to look sexy, however, then you just can’t justify buying anything else.

Specifications

Specifications2015 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
Engine/ Cylinders2.0 litre turbocharged / 4 cyl
Max Power
(bhp/rpm)
237 hp @ 5,500 RPM
Max Torque
(Nm/rpm)
340 Nm @ 1,750 RPM
Tranmission9 speed automatic
DriveFour Wheel Drive
0-100 km/h7.6 secs
Top speed217 km/h
PriceAED 199,000

One Response to 2015 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque | new car review

  1. ahmad Reply

    February 2, 2016 at 1:55 pm

    Hello,

    I would like to know in terms of maintenance and spare parts, is it expensive? if possible could you provide average price range!

    Thanks,
    Ahmed

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