THE Range Rover Evoque, the luxury compact SUV for the city and beyond, is now even more sophisticated and digitally connected than ever before. It’s scored a new mild hybrid (MHEV) Ingenium diesel engine for 2021 as well.
The efficient next generation four cylinder uses a belt driven starter motor and battery pack to harvest energy normally lost under deceleration, feeding back to the vehicle’s 48 volt battery to boost performance and deliver enhanced fuel economy.
The new Ingenium D200 (150kW/204Nm) engine is more powerful than the outgoing D240 engine, with improved CO2 and fuel economy. Customers continue to have the option of the Ingenium 183kW P250 turbocharged petrol engine as well.
The digital experience inside the Evoque has also been transformed, with the introduction of Land Rover’s state of the art Pivi infotainment system. Software updates are available over the air as well, and can even be scheduled at a time to suit.
This ensures customers always have the latest maps, apps and vehicle features without having to visit a retailer. Streaming music and media has never been simpler, with direct Spotify integration, and Bluetooth connectivity for two phones at once.
There’s also wireless device charging with a signal boosting option. The new second generation activity key is also available, allowing customers to unlock any door, lock or even start the vehicle, just by being nearby.
You can now even check the quality of the air in the cabin via the touchscreen by activating the smart new cabin air filtration system to filter out harmful fine particulate matter often found in cities and high traffic areas.
The system is in addition to the existing cabin air ionisation feature which filters out fine particulate matter, allergens, pollen and even strong smells. Occupants simply select Purify mode to activate the system, and the vehicle does the rest.
Other technology updates include a comprehensive suite of new advanced driver assistance features for the 5-star ANCAP safety rated Evoque, including a rear collision monitor and a 3D surround camera.
The Australian line-up for the 2021 Range Rover Evoque consists of the R-Dynamic S P200 ($66,530), R-Dynamic SE P250 ($73,823), R-Dynamic SE D200 ($75,800) and the range topping R-Dynamic HSE P250 ($78,512). All prices are plus on road costs.