New low-tax Range Rover Evoque announced

  • New diesel engine offers CO2 emissions of 109g/km
  • Standard kit across the range has been improved
  • The new Evoque will make its first public appearance at the Geneva Motor Show

A revised version of the popular Range Rover Evoque will be making its first public appearance at the Geneva Motor Show in just over a week's time.

Crucially for company car drivers is the introduction of a new diesel engine which emits just 109g/km of CO2, meaning a 19 percent BIK tax band for the 2015/16 tax year.

Available in two power outputs; 148bhp and 178bhp, the lower powered option offers fuel economy of 68mpg combined, 18 percent more efficient than the Evoque’s previous diesel engines. The higher-powered engine has CO2 emissions of 125g/km and a combined fuel economy of 59mpg.

Bolder design

The latest model will showcase a new front bumper, slimline LED foglamps, two new grille designs, a new tailgate spoiler and three new alloy wheel designs, it will also be the first Land Rover to be offered with full-LED adaptive headlamps.

Bonnet vents, previously fitted only to coupé models are to be introduced on higher spec’d five-door models for the first time too.

Changes are not limited to the outside either, helping to spruce up the cabin will be some new seats, a new infotainment system and the introduction of new colour and materials.

New safety kit

Trim levels across the range remain unchanged but the amount of standard kit on offer has been enhanced to include an all-new eight-inch InControl Touch touchscreen infotainment system which is standard on all models and can be upgraded to include sat-nav, DAB radio, a rear-seat entertainment system (on selective models), and an 11- or 17-speaker Meridian audio system.

Standard models feature leather upholstery while flagship models feature front massage seats (optional) with 14-way electric adjustment. Also included on the new Evoque is Land Rover’s All-Terrain Progress Control (ATPC) system, first seen on the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport.

Safety has been a key focus for the designers at Land Rover and the latest Evoque features a trio of new safety features including a Lane-Keeping aid, an advanced emergency braking system and a fatigue detection system.

Deliveries begin in August, more information including pricing will be announced closer to the time.