Say hello to…
…the Range Rover Evoque, the smallest SUV in the Range Rover line-up.
Now in its second generation, the Evoque has just been given a refresh with updated tech and minor styling tweaks, although we tested the pre-facelift model.
JLR offers the 2024 Evoque in four trim levels:
- Dynamic SE
- Dynamic HSE
Standard equipment on the S includes: 12-way driver memory and 10-way passenger electric front seats; digital driver display; heated, electric, power fold door mirrors with approach lights and auto-dimming driver side; and trailer stability assist.
Dynamic SE adds auto high beam assist, blindspot assist, powered tailgate. keyless entry and a Meridian sound system, while Dynamic HSE adds a fixed panoramic roof and Windsor Leather seats.
The top-of-the-range Autobiography has a sliding panoramic roof, 3D Surround Camera and ClearSight interior rear view mirror, which uses a rear-mounted camera for better visibility.
Is The Range Rover Evoque Suitable For My Fleet
The P300e plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) which we tested is the obvious choice for company car drivers.
It combines JLR’s Ingenium 1.5-litre three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine with an electric motor and 15kWh battery, and thanks to its pure-electric range of 37 miles (up to 39 miles on the facelifted model) it has a benefit-in-kind (BIK) tax rate of 12%.
JLR claims that company car drivers can do their daily commute on pure electric and that on longer journeys the latest model is capable of a real-world range of up to 404 miles.
During our week-long test the fuel economy ranged from the mid-30s to 125.3mpg. The latter was for a short journey with a fully charged battery so should be taken with a pinch of salt. We found we could drive about 25 miles before the petrol engine kicked in.
The Evoque supports rapid charging so you can top up from 0-80% in just 30 minutes. A standard charge takes about two hours.
True fleet sales volumes for the PHEV reached 1,797 between January and September 2023.
Leasing A Range Rover Evoque
Intelligent Car Leasing is offering the entry-level P300e S for £569.53 a month on a 3+36 contract with an annual 10,000 mile limit.
Gensen Reports predicts a monthly maintenance cost of £64.36 for a 20,000 mile a year contract, while Class 1A NIC is £64.36 a month.
Driving A Range Rover Evoque
The PHEV has plenty of punch, it’s the fastest model in the Evoque range, with a 0-62mph time of 6.4 seconds, but it’s just as enjoyable to cruise round town and take in its luxurious features.
The fit and finish in the Evoque is superb. Although the steering wheel in our test vehicle was full leather, the seats are made of a wool blend fabric, which is just as pleasing.
If you’re a fan of a minimalist look, the facelifted model will appeal as JLR has done away with the secondary screen and rotary dials for controlling the air conditioning, which we had in our model. Instead, everything is accessed through a single 11.4-inch floating, curved infotainment touchscreen, which features JLR’s Pivi Pro operating system.
A neat feature on the 2024 model is PM2.5 Filtration and CO2 Management (standard on Autobiography or part of an optional comfort pack). This means CO2 levels inside the cabin can be monitored and controlled.
FleetandLeasing.com Verdict On The Range Rover Evoque
In PHEV guise the Evoque will be on the shopping lists of many company car drivers, who are after luxury and style in a compact SUV form.
Range Rover Evoque
- Model: Range Rover Evoque P300e
- Power: 309hp
- Torque: 540Nm
- Max speed: 132mph
- 0-62mph: 6.4s
- Official mpg: 189.4mpg
- Test mpg: 37.4mpg
- CO2 emissions: 33g/km
- BIK tax band 2023/24: 12%