- Most economical is the front-wheel drive D150
- All models, bar entry level are mild hybrids
- Residual values promise to be best in class
The 2.0-litre D150 diesel in front-wheel drove form claims up to 44.9mpg (in WLTP combined 'real-world' tests), while the top-of-the-range P300 petrol claims 30.3mpg, which is a good result considering the performance on offer. The big-sellling D180 (four-wheel drive and automatic transmission) has claimed economy of 41.3mpg, which tallies with our own experiences of the similarly-powered Land Rover Discovery Sport.
The fuel consumption figures for the diesels suggest decent improvements over the existing Range Rover Evoque, but we won't knowby how much – definitively – until we've driven it in the UK, and meansure it ourselves. The diesel is clearly more economical than the petrol isn't that before – but not by as much as you'd expect, so if you're a city dweller, you can go petrol without it hitting your pocket too deeply.
Range Rover Evoque resale values are strong
The early market signs are that the Range Rover Evoque will be an easy car to resell at a decent price. Car valuation specialist CAP HPI predicts that, after three years, it will retain 67% of its list price in cash terms. The upshot of this is that PCP monthly finance will be competitive as the manufacturer has to charge per month to cover the depreciation.
As always, to maximise your residuals, carefully spec your Evoque, though, as less universally appealing colour and trim combinations will put some people off buying them in the future.
Ongoing running costs
|Servicing period||Every 15,000 miles|
|Warranty||Three years/unlimited miles|
|Road tax (12 months)||£145 - £465|
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How much is it to insure?
Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered before 01 March 2001 it is based on engine size. For cars registered on or after 01 March 2001 the VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions.
It's probably fair to say that no one is going to buy a Range Rover Evoque to save the planet. But thanks to the addition of mild-hybrid achitecture on all but the entry-level model, there is potential to deliver decent emissions and fuel consumption when driven sympathetically.
The 2.0-litre D150 engine does a decent job of minimising fuel consumption, so will emit 165g/km (onthe Combined test in the tougher 'real world' WLTP test), and that rises to 211g/km for the top-of-the-range P300 petrol model.
The plug-in hybrid version joins the range for 2020, although Land Rover isn't giving too much away about that car, other than it will be powered by a battery-assisted version of the company's three-cylinder 1.5-litre Ingenium engine…
- Land Rover's reputation for reliability isn't stellar
- Previous model Evoque is renowned for problems
- Serious quality improvements suggest a brighter future
Ah, the old cliche – Land Rovers aren't reliable. In recent time, this image for a lack of dependability has been well deserved. The Ingenium-engined models have suffered a number of problems, while electrical issues have also plagued the breed. According to Parkers Owners Reviews, the previous-generation Evoque scores a distinctly unimpressive overall rating of 2.9 out of 5.
There are some signs that the company may well be about to turn the corner – or at least we can hope. The interior quality is much higher than before, with many lessons learned from the new Jaguar I-Pace, which is assembled by the Austrian company Magna Steyr (also responsible for the Mercedes-Benz G-Class).
It's early to say, so for now, and going on previous form, were going to award a low score to match those of the owners' reviews.
Car checklist problem points
|Body||No problems reported.|
|Engine / gearbox||No problems reported.|
|Other||No problems reported.|