Quite like the Discovery Sport, this baby Range Rover has also received the brand new Ingenium diesel motor. It is in the same state of tune and makes an equally potent 174bhp and 430Nm of torque. The Evoque also dispenses power to all four-wheels using a 9-speed automatic transmission. However, the more compact dimensions of the Evoque reaps in benefits of being lighter than the Discovery Sport – a full 155 kilos lighter.
This allows it to chalk up the 100kph dash in just over ten seconds. Moreover, the combination of the nine-speed double clutch gearbox and peak torque delivery between 1750-2500rpm implies little lag to be spoken of. Maintaining cruising speeds on the highway is effortless and the compact dimensions makes it reasonable fun around corners too. Add to that a new infotainment system with a larger 10-inch screen that sits on top of the dashboard to freshen things up in the cabin as well.
The rest of the layout remains familiar, although, unlike the Discovery Sport, you get new signature LED lamps to tell the new Evoque apart from the others. This one remains the easiest way to buy into the Range Rover brand and boasts offroad ability to match its Land Rover counterpart.