If the style is in the list of priorities when you are buying a SUV you should definitely consider a new 2018 Range Rover Evoque. This compact luxury SUV features expressive styling that will turn heads and it also offers unique list of available body styles. Aside from that it is fun to drive thanks to well-tuned handling but it also delivers impressive fuel economy.
The Evoque upgraded exterior and interior for the 2016 model year but for an upcoming model it continues with updates. The lineup of coupe and four-door version is expanded with Evoque Convertible and model also adds new InControl Touch Pro infotainment system which will be standard on the convertible and available on coupe and four-door versions. There will be also more standard equipment and new color options.
2018 Range Rover Evoque: Exterior Design
Exterior design of the 2018 Range Rover Evoque continues in the same form as the current version except it receives more color options. New color options are called Farallon Black, Silicon Silver, Aruba and Carpathian Black.
Aside from that Evoque features design which combines sportiness, elegance and urban style into one attractive package. Front fascia is defined with slim grille that is flanked by narrow headlights and front bumper nicely fits into this design as well. Profile side will attract attention with uniquely sculpted belt line and pronounced fenders while wheel designs will also complement its appearance.
As for convertible version it gets the same sheetmetal and design except it has power retractable soft top.
Inside it is equally attractive as on the outside. Materials and finishes features top-notch build quality and it looks and feels expensive inside. Front seats are well-designed and supportive and can optionally be heated and ventilated while rear seats provide heating option. In front, it provides good leg and head space while rear can be tight for adults because of sloped roofline. It also don’t offer much cargo room and behind rear seats 20.3 cu ft is available or max capacity is 51 cu ft when rear seats are folded.
As for an upgraded InControl Touch Pro system it comes with 10.2 inch center screen which is of higher resolution and supports pinch and zoom and also pan and swipe gestures. It also provides great navigation system with high definition 3D maps and bird eye all-around camera system. This system is standard on HSE Dynamic and above while optional on rest of the available trims. On convertible version it is standard on all trims.
Available trims for four-door version include SE, SE Premium, HSE, HSE Dynamic and Autobiography. The Convertible Evoque comes in SE Dynamic and HSE Dynamic trims.
2018 Range Rover Evoque: Powertrain
There are no mechanical changes for the new 2018 Range Rover Evoque. It is powered with a turbocharged 2.0 liter four-cylinder engine which can produce 240 hp and torque of 250 pound-feet. Standard is a 9-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive system. The Rover Evoque also includes Terrain Response system with selectable modes for specific road conditions and there is also hill descant and hill start systems.
This model also provides impressive fuel economy which is rated at 21 mpg city, 30 highway and 24 mpg combined. Outside the US it also can be had with diesel engine.
The MRS Price of 2018 Range Rover Evoque convertible is $50, 475 for the SE Dynamic version while the HSE Dynamic is priced at $57, 275.