An exclusive first drive review of the luxury 2020 Range Rover Evoque

05/27/2019

Posted by: Oluwaseun Solomon

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You don’t want to miss this exclusive first drive review of the super luxury 2020 Range Rover Evoque SUV. Check it out here now before it even hits Nigeria!

Quote Naijauto.com anywhere for claiming that even after over a decade since the debut of the Range Rover model, the new 2020 Range Rover Evoque is still looking sleek and audacious among all other compact SUV in its class that has awkward styling.

Gerry McGovern, the Land Rover Design chief confirms this claim by revealing that the Evoque is the first Land Rover SUV to ever sell primarily because of its styling alone.

1. Range Rover Evoque 2020 exterior styling upgrades

The body panels on this 2020 Evoque are all new, yet it is still instantly recognizable as an Evoque SUV. This is impressive despite the new opportunity the model has with the all-new platform afforded by Land Rover’s very own Premium Transverse Architecture. A structure that is mainly spurred by the pressing need to actually accommodate an electrified powertrain which eventually includes a plug-in hybrid as well.

Taking a closer look at this new Evoque, you will immediately notice its evolution from its now slimmer taillamp and headlamp units, as well as its flush-mounted door, handles too that were clearly borrowed from the Range Rover Velar SUV.

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The new 2020 Range Rover Evoque – Sleek and audacious in its own class

This model has undoubtedly been a back-to-back hit for the brand globally, as it's been selling over 100,000 units annually, in part due to its urban-friendly design and size. Most buyers really don’t want to see this SUV get larger in size, so even though the wheelbase of the 2020 Evoque has now been stretched nicely by 0.8 inches, the overall footprint still remains the same.

The new 2020 Range Rover Evoque now gets an increased rear-seat knee room as it features additional space now available between its axles. It also gets redesigned mounts for its front seats, allowing for more space at the backseat for its passengers to freely wiggle their toes anytime.

Don’t be surprised that a 6-foot passenger can now fit conveniently behind a driver of similar size even though the new Evoque still isn’t as spacious as the Volvo XC40 or the BMW X1. The new Evoque also manages to pack a redesigned rear suspension that now yields more cargo space of 21.5 cubic feet right behind the rear seats of the SUV and 50.5 cubic feet when the seats are folded.  

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The new 2020 Range Rover Evoque has gotten lots of body refresh and redesigns that worth it

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2. Range Rover Evoque 2020 interior: a minimalism practitioner?

The interior of this new Evoque is minimalist and modern. Its central touchscreen is pretty much similar to that featured in the Range Rover Velar and with a 60-40 spilt it affords dual functionality. Just below it, you will see the high-gloss centre stack that features completely touch-sensitive buttons except for the volume knob, some other 2 large dials that are primarily for controlling fan speed and temperature.

You won’t find any other physical switches, knobs or buttons. The new Evoque’s virtual instrument cluster even offers a lot more screen-based sort of experience. Its instrument panel really angles so sharply such that the touchscreen at the centre can even be electrically tilted in a way that it will be more slightly upright to make room for easier reach and less glare.

It also gets a new Eucalyptus fabric that is made from series of recycled plastic bottles which you might not really find to be rich-feeling as normal leather ones but it will surely assuage your conscience of green earth. Although, a wool-blend fabric and leather options as also available.

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There is a lot to grasp on the interior of the new 2020 Range Rover Evoque

3. Range Rover Evoque 2020 power & features

You get a JLR 2.0L 4-Cylinder turbocharged Ingenium gasoline engine. The model “P250” produces 246hp and 269 lb-ft of torque, while the model “P300” produces 269hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. The names are by the way derived from the respective engines’ horsepower metric ratings.

The 2020 Range Rover Evoque also debuts the brand’s first ever 48V mild hybrid system too. This allows the vehicle’s engine to be shut off whenever you are braking at a below 11 mph a low speed, and it also smooths out engine restart as well.

With any of the engine options, the mated transmission is set as an all-new 9-speed automatic transmission which replaces the previous 9-speed gearbox.

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The new 2020 Evoque is the first vehicle to debut the brand’s 48V mild hybrid powertrain as an option

Other features you get in the new Range Rover Evoque 2020 are;

  • All-wheel-drive as standard (can now disconnect the vehicle’s rear wheels as well)
  • The P250 engine EPA – 20 mpg city and 27 mpg highway
  • Available 18,20, and 21inch wheels options
  • ClearSight Rear View Mirror (switchable between a standard inner mirror and an HD screen displaying from a fixed rear-mounted camera)
  • ClearSight Ground View system
  • A new 23.6 inches wading depth

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The new 2020 Range Rover Evoque is a dream ride

>>> Mercedes-Benz is also a great alternative for Range Rover: Get excited with comprehensive lists of Mercedes Benz prices in Nigeria! (Update in 2019)

4. Range Rover Evoque Pricing for all trim levels

Check the table below for updated prices of Range Rover Evoque 2020 in different trim levels!

Please note that these are manufacturer's suggested retail prices, not including delivery fee, clearing cost as well as importation tax.

Starting prices of Range Rover Evoque 2020
Trim level Price in Nigeria
Range Rover Evoque 2020 P250 S ₦15.7 million ($43,645)
Range Rover Evoque 2020 SE ₦17.3 million ($48,195)
Range Rover Evoque 2020 First Edition  ₦20.8 million ($57,845)
Range Rover Evoque 2020 P300 (R-Dynamic S) ₦17.1 million ($47,595)
Range Rover Evoque 2020 P300 (R-Dynamic SE) ₦18.7 million ($52,145)
Range Rover Evoque 2020 P300 (R-Dynamic HSE) ₦20.4 million ($56,795)

  2020 Range Rover Evoque - interior Exterior and Drive

You have it all!

The 2020 Range Rover Evoque did not disappoint at all in most ways. It's surely a luxurious SUV worth saving for as a next ride!

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Oluwaseun Solomon is a prolific and diligent automobile writer at Naijauto.com. He's also an experienced digital marketer and a creative multimedia developer that specializes in video editing. He currently contributes informative and easy to read articles on topics covering transportation, traffic updates, auto industry updates, and different car reviews.
When Solomon is not writing, you will either find him composing music, editing videos or simply enjoying YouTube "TEDx Talk" videos with a chilled drink :)

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