2019 Range Rover Evoque review – design

2019 Range Rover Evoque review – design

Design

Where the interior has been a complete revolution, the exterior redesign has taken a more evolutionary approach, with a tone-down of the previous car’s complex bodywork for a smoother look. Re-dress the previous Evoque with the styling elements of the current Velar and you’ll probably end up with something exactly like the new Evoque, which is no bad thing.

As well as sharing its aesthetic with the Velar, it’s also borrowed its flush door handles, which automatically slide into the door side. It’s slick, clever and although a tad plasticky, does add to the futuristic feel inherent in the Evoque’s overall appearance.

Subscribe to evo magazine

Subscribe today to have every issue of evo delivered straight to you. You'll SAVE 39% on the shop price, and get evo for its original cover price for a whole year!

If we’re being picky, we’d say the lighting units are a little clumsy, and the scrolling indicators are underdeveloped compared with even something mainstream such as a Peugeot 3008. But what is certain is that the Evoque screams Range Rover, and does so with a fine balance between ostentation and sophistication. Of course, get creative with the specification and anything is possible, but like the Velar, the Evoque’s general spec un-sensitivity is a delight.

Most Popular

Visit/bmw/m3/202991/new-bmw-m3-touring-confirmed-yes-we-said-m3-touring
BMW M3

New BMW M3 Touring confirmed - yes, we said M3 Touring

Sixth generation M3 to offer Touring body for the first time to rival RS4 and C63 estate
12 Aug 2020
Visit/audi/s3/202806/2020-audi-s3-sportback-and-s3-saloon-revealed-the-four-wheel-drive-golf-gti
Audi S3

2020 Audi S3 Sportback and S3 saloon revealed – the four-wheel drive Golf GTI

Audi’s next S3 Sportback follows a well-trodden path, filling a gap it once defined
11 Aug 2020
Visit/review/202972/aston-martin-dbx-review-the-first-performance-suv-to-deliver-on-its-promise
Reviews

Aston Martin DBX review - the first performance SUV to deliver on its promise

Aston Martin's first SUV is more than a good SUV, the DBX is the best car the British firm makes
10 Aug 2020
Visit/maserati/ghibli/202975/maserati-ghibli-trofeo-revealed-sober-dressed-bmw-m5-rival-finally-arrives
Maserati Ghibli

Maserati Ghibli Trofeo revealed – sober-dressed BMW M5 rival finally arrives

Some seven years after the launch of its executive saloon, Maserati has given it a V8 – with 572bhp
10 Aug 2020