Vary Rover is hoping to construct on the success of its Evoque with a brand new mannequin that options some intelligent tech.
When the unique was launched again in 2011 it heralded a brand new period for the model, with the newborn SUV taking over a slicker design ethos than we might seen beforehand. This proved a success with extra fashion-conscious drivers, whereas the Evoque nonetheless had the chops to tackle the tough stuff, with spectacular off-road credentials.
The brand new, second-generation mannequin could share an identical silhouette to the outgoing mannequin, however the design has been freshened up significantly, wanting a lot cleaner in design and extra carefully associated to the sleek-looking Velar that Vary Rover launched final 12 months.
Primarily based round Jaguar Land Rover’s all-new Premium Transverse Structure, the Evoque’s petrol and diesel engines can be complemented by a light hybrid 48V system. The system will lower the engine off under 11mph, quite than when the automotive involves a cease, to assist enhance effectivity, whereas there’s additionally a starter generator to help with acceleration. A plug-in hybrid model launched may even be launched inside the subsequent 12 months.
Within the cabin, in the meantime, the Evoque options some intelligent new tech, together with ClearSight expertise, which has a few neat functions. This sees the rear-view mirror flip into an HD monitor, which implies that ought to your rear view be obscured by a full boot, you possibly can merely flick a change and the mirror will change to displaying a dwell feed from the Evoque’s rear-facing HD digicam.
The ClearSight expertise additionally makes the bonnet clear – not actually, nevertheless it takes feeds from the cameras mounted on the wing mirrors and entrance grille, and merges these right into a single show to provide the impression you are wanting ‘by means of’ the bonnet.
That is greater than only a gimmick – it is designed that can assist you traverse tough terrain with out dinging your satisfaction and pleasure, though whereas it is in all probability meant for extra adventurous off-roading, it is extra seemingly it will be referred to as into motion on the varsity run.
The Evoque additionally advantages from Jaguar Land Rover’s lustrous Contact Display Duo interface – one thing we have already seen on the Velar and Jaguar’s I-Tempo. With two giant screens and twin ‘floating’ dials to manage it, it is allowed the designers of the Evoque’s inside to maintain exterior controls to a minimal.
The brand new Vary Rover Evoque will see costs begin at £31,660, with pricing and availability for different territories nonetheless to be confirmed, though you may must spend extra to get all of the intelligent tech that is on provide.