Range Rover Evoque Review : Design, Price, Performance and Pictures
Clearly, the Range Rover wanted to create a car that is as interesting as the other Rangie models, design and interior quality is excellent, and the prices are more affordable. Range Rover Evoque Power is supplied by a 4-cylinder turbocharged engine, and the lowest variants, offered at a price below $ 50,000. While the best version sold approaching $ 70,000. Diesel model we tried is priced at $ 65,328. It was not equipped with the optional extra.
At that price you can get a prestigious coupe 2.2-liter turbodiesel engine-powered 183 hp accompanied with an automatic transmission and four-wheel drive. Optionally offered, include: front-wheel drive, manual transmission, gasoline engine, the trim is cheaper and a more expensive variant of the units we tested, some additional features as well as other devices that can raise the price to $ 80,000. And our goal this time is to find out whether the car is worth valued as expensive as it is.
Usually we never discuss too much about the design of the car on our testing, but we provide an exception to the Range Rover Evoque. Besides supercar, just Citroen DS3 and several other classic hatchback, which stresses their design as its main attraction. LRX concept was originally just a reference design, but now Evoque can be regarded as the incarnation or the real form of the LRX concept car.
Land Rover is never displayed image is two cars side by side, because they fear that the production version is nothing more captivating than the concept that was created earlier. But actually they do not have to worry. Evidently, in our eyes and a few other people who find this car during our test. Range Rover Evoque is a successful manifestation of how a contemporary car is made relevant, full of fascinating approach.
Behind the revolutionary mask, the Range Rover Evoque is more a refinement. Because Evoque is built on the same platform with other Merseyside products, the Freelander. Both are intimately associated architecture. Just like the Freelander, the Evoque uses MacPherson strut front and multi-link variant (a standard strut that imbued the lateral and longitudinal stability devices) behind. Range Rover Evoque approximately 100 kg lighter than the Freelander because the Evoque is much shorter (with a length of 4,355 mm Evoque is even shorter than the VW Golf), and using aluminum material on the body panels, suspension and plastic materials in some parts of the body.
This has an impact on the increase in fuel efficiency. Installation of an electric power steering system on the front subframe and not mounted on the chassis, it adds intuition when you drive.
The Range Rover Evoque brings dynamism and luxury for a Range Rover in it. The buttons on the dashboard more festive, while the center console is designed sloping and connected with the transmission column. In the center console there is a rotary dial gear lever which is first introduced by Jaguar but soon became a standard feature of all Land Rover cars that have automatic transmissions. Around it there are smaller switchgear designed more neatly than other Range Rover product lineup.
Land Rover’s cabin has been through a series of studies calculating. Remarkably, the Evoque is able to avoid the impression of a plebeian. In addition, the Evoque’s cabin also be more classy without having met many ornaments decoration (except the part of many buttons).
The quality displayed by the Range Rover Evoque, clearly laudable. You will not find plastic material, leather, and texture as well as the Evoque in the price range and it becomes its own record. Although our test model had the optional extras for USD 10,000 (not including panoramic roof), but it can not match the quality of the material you see in the photo below.
Prestige trim include leather upholstery that looks more beautiful to look at than occupied because some of our testers felt cushions are too thin. But it paid off by the achievement of an appropriate driving position. High driving position is very proud of the Land Rover, but low enough for those who are familiar with other Land Rover models. Steering wheel can be adjusted flexibly in order to get a comfortable driving position though some testers need more time to find the ideal driving position.
Rear cabin compromise enough for adults, even for the three-door version, headroom given very satisfactory. With surface high floor, low roof, and the stern is short and fat, you probably think of small luggage carrying capacity. Make no mistake, the Evoque is able to accommodate 550 liters of luggage. But consequently, this SUV is not equipped with a spare tire. When the second-row seats folded, 1,350 liters of volume to be loaded. The result, cleverly, Land Rover can carry a golf bag without having to spend the longest club.
Press the starter button, the 2.2-liter engine will be live and you may be surprised to hear the quietness of the engine noise at idle. Clearly felt, improvements made in energy depot already equaled Jaguar XF, and even the same as other cars that use this engine.
Evoque is equipped with Terrain Response System. This system not only set up the hardware and software to react to a variety of road surfaces, but also adjust how deep you have to step on the gas pedal. When driving without a program, then enable dynamic mode – both are intended for normal driving – response produced smooth and soft. It’s a little sluggish when accelerating from a stop, six-speed automatic transmission that was smooth move more slowly to give a positive impression on every gear change .
Many things that we tested on the Range Rover Evoque this time because all of the Range Rover is tantamount to Land Rover. This means that this car should be able to pass the most difficult terrain. However, keep the Evoque is a Range Rover car highway smallest dimension and seems to be much in demand by the urban. Moreover, this car is intended for them, even Land Rover admits Evoque could not conquer the terrain as difficult as other Land Rover product range can be conquered. Nonetheless Evoque is much better than its rivals.
A good car should meet the needs of its target market and is the Evoque can control some of the parameters. It’s just as wide dimensions. And there are some other things that need attention. Our test model uses standard alloy wheels (19-inch) and 255/55 R19 tires. The size of the tires is very thick, but unfortunately not enough to drown out the holes and bumps on the asphalt urban streets. Evoque is still much to be known as a comfortable urban car, but if you must pass the remote path though, the Evoque can make you breathe easier.
In order to maintain driving stability when driving fast in the normal mode, the car with a relatively high ground clearance can wear optional magnetorheological damper coil spring technology with additional cost of USD 2,000. This tool can be hardened or softened adapt to wheel friction with the road surface. Tool that helps the car can improve traction on bumpy roads or when driving at high speed is what shows the superiority of the Evoque. This ability to beat the BMW X models, driving both balanced, but the Evoque off-road capability slightly better than the BMW X.
Control of the Range Rover Evoque occasionally feels less firm. But overall the new system electronically assisted it feels smooth, linear and stable equivalent of Jaguar or Land Rover. Evoque has a lock-to-lock 2.4, or faster than the other Range Rover and quite enjoyable. But sometimes feels a little stiction at high speed, and weight inconsistencies when trying to maneuver the steering wheel. But this system remains one of the best in its class, though not as perfect as his brother, JLR.
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