The all-new 2020 Range Rover Evoque has arrived in Australia, following its initial debut late last year. It showcases a fresher design inside and out, packing more advanced technology, while underpinned by a new platform to help with driving dynamics and space efficiency.
With the new platform, the 2020 Evoque offers 20mm of additional knee room over the predecessor, while sharing an almost identical overall length of 4.37 metres. The boot is also 10 per cent larger, with optimised space around the centre console providing a 4.5L centre box. There’s also clever storage behind the media screen.
The interior now features dual touch-screens, with one for the main media systems above, and a lower unit to house and navigate the climate control. As standard all models now come with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, while the driver views a fully digital instrument cluster.
Local buyers are of course offered a wide range of variants with loads of different customisation options and special features available. The range spans from the S, SE, and HSE. There’s also R-Dynamic versions of these, and a First Edition. From there buyers are offered three different diesel engines (D150, D180, D240) and three petrol options (P200, P250, P300).
All engines are four-cylinder units, with outputs spanning from 110kW/380Nm, 132kW/430N, and up to 177kW/500Nm for the diesels. Meanwhile the petrol lineup runs between 147kW/320Nm, 183kW/365Nm, and 221kW/400Nm. All are based on a 2.0-litre capacity, with the top versions featuring twin turbochargers as opposed to just the single turbo.
Some of the highlight options include Ebony fabric and Ebony leather trim, a high-end Master & Dynamic sound system, as well as the latest Terrain Response 2 drive mode system, and Ground View technology with cameras mounted under the front end. There’s also eco-conscious suedecloth textile interior trim available, which is made from recycled polyester including the stuff that makes up plastic bottles. Land Rover says that an equivalent of around 53 plastic bottles go into each vehicle optioned with this trim.
Lastly, the design. The Evoque has always been regarded as one of the most beautiful SUVs in terms of styling. And for the new model the designers have given it a modern makeover that’s smoother, more elegant, and more stylish than before. At the rear you’ll notice the curvier nose and bonnet profile, while the rear incorporates a full-width taillight housing to give the impression of a wider and more solid stance.
The new model is available to order now with first deliveries set to commence this month. See below for the starting prices (excludes on-roads):
2020 Range Rover Evoque S
2020 Range Rover Evoque R-Dynamic S
2020 Range Rover Evoque SE
2020 Range Rover Evoque R-Dynamic SE
2020 Range Rover Evoque HSE
2020 Range Rover Evoque R-Dynamic HSE
2020 Range Rover First Edition