Facelifted Range Rover Evoque revealed

Land Rover has officially unveiled the latest version of its top-selling Range Rover Evoque, with a range of new features to reassert its market-leading status.

New LED lights

Continuing the Evoque’s history of highly desirable features, the facelifted model introduces news slimline LED fog lights and a much wider tow-eye cover to make the most of its new bumper design.

An enlarged air intake further enhances its sporty and assertive looks, creating a more muscular stance on the road that boosts the new Evoque’s presence while retaining its luxury appearance.

Previously fitted only to coupe models, distinctive bonnet vents are now available on five-door HSE Dynamic and Autobiography trims, while it also features optional roof fins with integrated 3G antenna.

It also comes with a choice of two new grilles depending on the trim, with the standard version featuring bold horizontal bars, while a more dynamic derivative has a sportier hexagonal design.

The first model in Jaguar Land Rover’s line-up to come with full LED adaptive headlamps, the new Evoque also features integrated daytime running lights for a new and dynamic lighting signature.

Rounding off the new Evoque’s exterior is a choice of three new alloy wheel designs along with an extensive choice of exterior colours and contrasting roof designs.

On the inside, the new Range Rover Evoque comes with all-new seats and door casings, plus a redesigned instrument binnacle to enhance the interior’s sophisticated ambiance.

Taurus grained leather and eight-way adjustable seats come as standard, while buyers can specify massaging seats, 14-way adjusting seats and up to 12 colour options for the upholstery and interior lighting.

Standard kit includes a new eight-inch InControl touchscreen infotainment system, plus a six-speaker stereo system and an innovative hands-free tailgate which opens the boot door automatically.

The new Evoque also comes with a comprehensive list of safety features, including lane-keeping assist, autonomous emergency braking and a new attention assist system to keep drivers from getting drowsy.

New Ingenium engines

For the first time ever, it’s now available with Jaguar Land Rover’s new ultra-frugal Ingenium engines, making the new Range Rover Evoque the most efficient production Land Rover ever.

Two power outputs are available, a 148bhp unit which can manage up to 68mpg with only 109g/km of CO2 emitted, or a more powerful 178bhp version which deliver 59mpg and CO2 emissions of just 125g/km.

The Evoque’s existing 237bhp petrol engine is also available, which can reach a top speed of 135mph, but consumes significantly more fuel and emits a bit more CO2 as well, increasing tax costs.

To help buyers distinguish between them, Land Rover has also added a new ‘E-Capability’ designation, which means that the most efficient models will bear a new blue badge to highlight their eco-friendliness.

Prices for the new Range Rover Evoque have yet to be officially announced, though it’s expected that more information will be released in the coming weeks.