Vegan SUV – the new Range Rover Evoque (2019)

The idea of presenting the first mini SUV was certainly controversial in 2010 and plays a central role in Land Rover’s success story, as the British car manufacturer sold almost 800,000 units of the Evoque in the nine years since its inception. Now follows a new and promising version, which is also available vegan* on request: the Range Rover Evoque 2019.

Our test drive with the new Range Rover Evoque

The route of our test drive couldn’t have been more beautiful: it started on a sunny spring morning in Milan, led over narrow roads and woods up to the Refugio Venini and at the end along the picturesque Lago di Como. Land Rover’s compact SUV was able to prove that the Range Rover Evoque was not only developed for Victoria Beckham. It’s not surprising news: there’s a lot of off-road in the Evoque.

land rover evoque

new evoque

Four-wheel drive, Terrain Response 2 automatic & revised platform

So that the Rane Rover Evoque can also prove itself off the road, pretty much everything has been revised:

  • The Evoque absorbs absolutely every unevenness: McPherson struts and the Hydrobush suspension provide a lot of driving comfort and smoothness.
  • With the new Premium Transverse Architecture (PTA) from Land Rover, the Evoque is stable and safe.
  • Adaptive Dynamics – sensors permanently monitor the road surface and optimize suspension up to 100 times per second
  • Active Driveline all-wheel drive distributes power to the front wheels (to save fuel) and switches on the rear wheels unnoticed within 0.3 seconds if traction is lost.
  • Various driving programs such as “Comfort”, “Sand”, “Grass/gravel/snow”, “Mud” or car are available.
    Ground clearance of 212 millimetres including front and rear slope angles of 22.2 and 30.6 degrees respectively.

Conclusion: The Evoque from Land Rover thus manages the balancing act between city speedster and off-roader in the best manner.

range rover compact suv

Range Rover Evoque 2019

Form language & design

The Evoque DNA is still in there, the fact that we face a compact SUV can be recognized by the size quickly. The boot increases by 10% to 591 litres, with an additional 20 mm legroom at the rear. Otherwise, some of the highly acclaimed design of the Range Rover Velar has been adopted – inside and out.

A length of 4.37 metres, a slightly larger wheelbase, recessed handles, narrower headlights, design elements in burnished copper and the absence of unnecessary frills are the most striking elements of the new Range Rover Evoque design.

new Range Rover Evoque

Evoque interior

The Evoque becomes a vegan on request

Eucalyptus textiles – made from natural fibres – are used, which consume significantly less water during cultivation than conventional materials. This substance therefore has the properties of an efficient material that is not derived from animals.

evoque seats

Recycled PET bottles

Customers can choose seats developed by the Danish textile expert Kvadrat. The material is a high-quality alternative to leather – a durable wool blend combined with a technical Dinamica®-Suedecloth of 53 recycled plastic bottles per vehicle.

kvadrat seats

The new features in the new Range Rover Evoque

  • Thanks to an intelligent 360° camera system, the driver sees the area under the front of the vehicle on the display, which should be very helpful for difficult off-road passages or when parking in narrow gaps.
  • A digital rear-view mirror is available at the touch of a button, doubling the field of vision from approx. 25° to 50°.
  • 4G Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • App Connection

360 camera

Engine types & Prices

Three four-cylinder petrol engines (200, 250, 300 hp) and three four-cylinder diesel engines (150, 180, 240 hp) are available, as are the Evoque, Evoque S, Evoque SE and Evoque HSE models.

Prices for the Range Rover Evoque 2019 from CHF 43’900.

*Note: Currently, Land Rover cannot guarantee that adhesives do not contain animal products.

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