Horse show appearance for Range Rover Evoque

It is the first time in three months the ‘baby’ Range Rover has appeared in the UK and comes nearly six months before its November launch into UK Land Rover dealerships.

As part of Land Rover’s sponsorship of the event, Land Rover will display its entire range, including the Defender, Freelander and Discovery off-roaders.

The luxury Range Rover sub-brand will also appear in the shape of the Range Rover and smaller Range Rover Sport. The vehicles will be used as part of the show, transporting officials, medics and vets throughout the event, which features more than 3,000 horses.

However, the smallest car in the range, the Range Rover Evoque is expected to attract more attention, not least because of its two-wheel drive option, 130g/km CO2 emissions and sub-£30,000 price tag.

Despite the greener credentials compared to other Land Rover models, Colin Green, managing director Land Rover UK believes the Evoque is still a competent off-roader.

He said: “The Royal Windsor Horse Show is a perfect arena for Land Rover to demonstrate that the new Evoque is every bit as countryside-capable as it is street-smart."

Visitors will not be able to drive the new Range Rover Evoque at the show, but it will form part of a display at the entrance to the Royal Windsor event.

The other Land Rover vehicles can be test driven as part of a Land Rover Experience to demonstrate its off-road capabilities.

The horse show, which runs from 11 to 15 May, includes show classes, international showjumping events and other events such as the Royal Windsor Food and Drink Festival.