Range_Rover_Evoque_frontRange Rover Evoque has had major chanced under the bonnet, as well as in its infotainment areas.

The new Ingenium diesel engine is an efficient next-generation four-cylinder unit that features Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle (MHEV) technology. Using a belt- driven starter motor and battery pack, MHEV vehicles harvest energy normally lost under deceleration, feeding back to the vehicle’s 48-volt battery to boost the performance and deliver enhanced fuel economy.

Evoque now has Land Rover’s state-of-the-art Pivi infotainment. The system is ready to go as soon as it’s switched on – a separate data plan and battery mean there’s no delay.

Software updates are available over-the-air via the vehicle’s embedded data connection at no cost. These can be scheduled at a time to suit which means the occupants always have the latest maps, apps and vehicle features without having to visit a retailer.

Streaming music and media now simpler with Spotify now integrated directly within the infotainment menu. There is Bluetooth connectivity for two phones at once.


Owners can now check the quality of the air in the cabin via the touchscreen by activating the Cabin Air Filtration system. This all-new system – introduced in addition to the existing Cabin Air Ionisation feature – filters out fine particulate matter, allergens, pollen and even strong smells.

Occupants simply select ‘Purify’ mode to activate the system, which filters and continually monitors the air inside the cabin relative to the air outside.

The introduction of a 3D Surround Camera lets the driver see what’s happening around the vehicle at speeds of up to 30 km/h, making carpark manoeuvring – and even navigating difficult terrain simple.


Other technology updates include a comprehensive suite of new Advanced Driver Assistance features. The new Rear Collision Monitor feature uses radars to constantly monitor the vehicle’s rear, meaning the vehicle is primed to reduce the severity of an impact for the occupants.

R-Dynamic S P200: $66,530
R-Dynamic SE P250: $73,823
R-Dynamic SE D200: $75,800
R-Dynamic HSE P250: $78,512
Note: These prices do not include government or dealer delivery charges. Contact your local Range Rover dealer for drive-away prices.

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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