Land Rover calls the second-generation Range Rover Evoque a “sophisticated evolution” of its smallest model, which has accounted for 772,096 global sales since its 2011 debut.
Because 73 percent of Evoque customers live in urban areas, Land Rover refined the original proportions, adding a more refined surface treatment derived from the larger Velar -- creating what exterior design director Massimo Frascella calls an “urban jungle” look.
The new Evoque is built on an update of the current model’s steel platform that parent Jaguar Land Rover now calls the Premium Transverse Architecture. It has the same 4370mm length, but a 21mm-longer wheelbase offers 20mm more legroom to rear passengers. Also, cargo space has grown 10 percent to 591 liters, yet remains one of the smallest in the SUV’s class. Limited loading capacity seems not to be an issue anyway, because 70 percent of Evoque buyers have no children, the company said.