Is the design as impressive as the first-generation model?
The Range Rover Evoque has stood the test of time. It has gone eight years without a full redesign, and it’s still a great-looking SUV. So much so, that Land Rover decided it wouldn’t look half bad if it choped off the roof and made it into a convertible. Now, Range Rover has finally introduced a second-generation Evoque, but is it as striking as its predecessor? Let’s check out some of the biggest design updates.
Land Rover managed to change just about everything on the front fascia, while keeping the SUV recognizable as an Evoque. There are slimmer headlights with a new graphic signature, as well as an updated grille shape. Side vents on the front fascia are slimmer, and the lower vent has also been updated to curve downward. R-Dynamic models add burnished copper accents.
From the side profile, you’ll notice a few key changes. There is a new black accent line that runs along the bottom of the vehicle, starting at the front fascia and ending in the rear. Door handles are now flush to the exterior, Tesla-style. The Evoque maintains its sharply raked roofline, as well as the side accent that’s between the hood and the front door. Overall, the new Evoque is pretty much the same size as its predecessor, although the wheelbase has grown 0.8 inch. Land Rover also says it reduced the size of the exterior panel gaps, which should provide a more finished look.
In the rear, the Evoque receives longer, slimmer taillights. These taillights are connected by a black bar that incorporates the Range Rover badge. No longer does this badge sit above the taillights. Land Rover redesigned the license plate holder, the entire lower light setup, and the rear bumper.
The Evoque already had a pretty modern interior. Now for 2020, a dual-touchscreen system is optional, with the upper screen dedicated to infotainment functions and the lower screen operating climate control functions. This paired with the 12.3-inch driver display behind the steering wheel makes the cabin almost fully digital. The new Evoque also receives Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration.
Land Rover also changed up the dashboard design so that it’s less bulky and more streamlined. Thanks to its larger wheelbase, Land Rover was able to afford a larger glove box and center console. It also contributes to more cargo space and extra legroom for passengers in the back. Instead of a rotary gear selector, the Evoque has a traditional stalk.
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