Range Rover Evoque SD4

Henry Catchpole
2 Jul 2012
Range Rover Evoque SD4

The Evoque carried two mountain bikes with ease, but looked out of place in the Peaks...

> Range Rover Evoque review here

As some of you may be aware, now and again I like fooling around on two wheels of the non-motorised kind. Unfortunately I haven’t yet worked out a satisfactory way of fitting one, let alone two bicycles into the Morgan. Ships and bottles spring to mind.

Anyway, the Peak District and some mountain biking with cousins beckoned, so Mike Duff let me borrow the Evoque. The bikes fitted easily in the back, although as Victoria Beckham didn’t exactly design the Rangie’s interior to be hosed down, I did spread out numerous old blankets and towels to keep muddy tyres off leather.

They say you can’t find a straight line in nature, and the Evoque’s slanting slashes stood out wildly against the soft countryside of the Peaks. When I parked it next to an old 110 Defender outside my cousins’ slightly ramshackle farmhouse, it looked like Sputnik had touched down.

Five-year-old Ben was quite taken with the electric tailgate, although his father grumbled about Cheshire being the other side of the hill. And I know what he means. I like the Evoque a lot, but it’s a Range Rover that doesn’t look at home in the countryside.

> Range Rover Evoque review here

Running Costs

Date acquired March 2012
Total mileage 7101
Costs this month £0
Mileage this month 2274
MPG this month 32.5

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