- Company car drivers will like the low-tax performance of the D180
- The entry-level D150 will be the cheapest to fuel
- We're yet to drive it, but the promising P300 could be a lot of fun
The biggest portion of Evoques will be sold with the 2.0-litre diesel ingenium engine, and it’s not hard to see why, even if cars fuelled from the black pump are becoming increasingly unfashionable. It's punchy and economical, and although early cars powered by this engine weren't refined enough, they're significantly quieter in the all-new Evoque.
We've only driven the D240 to this point, but in the Discovery Sport, we reckon the best diesel version is the D180 – which doesn't feel much slower, and is more refined than its more powerful cousin.
Performance fans will probably head straight to the 300h P300 version, which puts in an impressive set of performance figures. You'll pay for that (if you're exuberant with your right foot) at the pumps, so be prepared for significant fuel expenditure if you head for one of these.
- October 2018 – All-new Range Rover Evoque shown to the media for the first time, with limited model range information released.
- March 2019 - Range Rover Evoque goes on sale, with first customer deliveries also taking place in March 2019. Model range is simple, with two versions available – standard and R Dynamic. Both of these are availble in S, SE and HSE spec, and for a limited time, there's a First Edition model available. All are powered by four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines, but a 1.5-litre PHEV version is expected in December 2019 to go in sale in 2020.
Buying a new Range Rover Evoque
- D180 and P200 likely to be most popular
- Going for unusual colours may affect resale
- Land Rover options are expensive – choose wisely
Although the first customer cars are yet to be delivered, as one of Land Rover's bestselling and most popular model lines, you can expect to start seeing these in significant numbers on the road within weeks. The likelihood of getting a discount, or even a generous part-exchange price are probably quite remote, although with Land Rover's overall sales on the slide, this picture could change rapidly.
But for the first few months at least, expect lengthy delays when ordering one, especially if you're speccing it with an interesting set of options.
Buying a used Range Rover Evoque
As before, new Evoque will probably be a big seller, but thanks to the sheer number of options and variations on offer, you may not find exactly what you're looking for. With that in mind it’s worth taking time to find exactly the specification you’re looking for, and if you want one quickly, you're going to have to be less choosy. As it is,
Test all interior fixtures and fittings for rattles and damage, and ensure all electric systems work as they should. Check tyres too – they should have reasonable tread left. As ever, carry out a Parkers Car History Check to uncover any hidden nasties.
How to sell your Range Rover Evoque
A comprehensive advert will be your best friend here. List every relevant bit of spec and all optional extras so people know what they’re coming to look at. Take lots of clear, high-quality pictures but make sure you clean the car thoroughly first. A professional valet may be sensible if it’s particularly dirty.
To find out exactly what your car is worth, carrying out a mileage and optional extras-adjusted valuation.