This summer the prestige car market sees the arrival of one of the most eagerly awaited mini-SUVs in the very shapely form of the Range Rover Evoque. Touted with an on sale date of September this addition to the hugely successful Range Rover family looks set to be a massive success and very much the new “it” car.
With initial test reports coming back as very favourable the verdict is that the Evoque offers a nimble yet composed ride but with the necessary umph under the bonnet when required. Although not as punchy as, for example, the Supercharged Sport the Evoque still performs in all the right places and offers a more compact ride with great handling to boot with mush of this coming from the reduction in weight when compared to tit’s larger siblings.
All Evoques can run four-cylinder engines, either a 237bhp 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol or a 2.2-litre common-rail diesel, with 148 or 187bhp peak outputs. When you put this all together you have the most frugal, lowest emission Range Rover in the brand’s 41-year history. However, step inside the Evoque and the word frugal certainly can’t be used. The link between the normal Range Rover and the Evoque is clear, although the newcomer boasts a trendier look, while its dials and controls are scaled down to take into account the car’s smaller dimensions. In all there’s no skimping on quality with the Evoque offering a swathe of sumptuous leather and brushed aluminium trim which complements the sleek exterior and overall modern feel.
Two hatchback bodystyles are available: a five door and a three-door, the latter of which Land Rover is marketing as a coupe. Prices should off around at around £28,500 for a 148bhp diesel five-door; a two-wheel drive eD4 version, reducing CO2 emissions to beneath 130g/km, will cost around £27,500.
All in all the Evoque is the must have in the mini-SUV market.
Oracle Finance has already started funding the Evoque in preparation for its launch and we are always happy to discuss how we could help you to acquire the latest must have vehicle in the mini-SUV market.
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