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2020 Range Rover Evoque may be the world's most fashionable SUV

Land Rover's smallest SUV gets improved tech and handling to go with its sexy streamlined shape.

Chris Paukert
Following stints in TV news production and as a record company publicist, Chris spent most of his career in automotive publishing. Mentored by Automobile Magazine founder David E. Davis Jr., Paukert succeeded Davis as editor-in-chief of Winding Road, a pioneering e-mag, before serving as Autoblog's executive editor from 2008 to 2015. Chris is a Webby and Telly award-winning video producer and has served on the jury of the North American Car and Truck of the Year awards. He joined the CNET team in 2015, bringing a small cache of odd, underappreciated cars with him.
Chris Paukert
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The 2020 Land Rover Evoque may look very similar to its predecessor, but it's all-new underneath.

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The new Evoque rides atop a next-generation chassis that's 13 percent stiffer than before.

Dimensionally, the new model is very similar to its predecessor, though it does ride on a slightly longer wheelbase.

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The Evoque's face is familiar, yet different than before. It now features standard LED headlamps.

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The Evoque's stubby rear end features a narrow rear window bookended by thick pillars -- great for style, less so for visibility.

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The new Evoque's on-road manners are much improved, with better ride quality.

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The Evoque can now wade water up to 23.6 inches deep without issue. This is... less.

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The Evoque's minimalist vibe continues in the cabin, which has much less switchgear than before.

Instead, InControl Touch Pro Duo infotainment features two touchscreens and a pair of multifunction jog dials.

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Fit, finish and cabin material choice is excellent.

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You don't get to see blue leather very often these days. 

Pity.

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Rear seats are slightly roomier than before, but are still tight.

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Available wheels now stretch up to 21 inches(!).

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Slit-like headlamps borrow stylistically from the Evoque's Velar big brother.

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Bronze-finish trim is a trendy and unique option.

It'll be interesting to see how well this finish wears over time, however, both physically and fashionably.

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A new integral link rear suspension and revised front struts improve handling on winding roads. 

The Evoque's standard all-wheel drive system features torque vectoring across the rear axle, as well.

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Keep clicking or scrolling for more images of the 2020 Land Rover Evoque.

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Clearsight Ground View
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Clearsight Ground View stitches together multiple camera feeds to show what's directly under the vehicle.

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Yes, this actually happened. No, it was not a wrong turn.

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It's right around this point when I admitted to my co-driver that I have a fear of heights.

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*Insert obligatory "Handles like it's on rails" cliche here.*

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