2020 Range Rover Evoque brings new mild hybrid tech
The Range Rover Evoke is one of the least expensive ways to slide into one of the industries most historic brands.
But it's first generation's looks and equipment never really felt right to me.
It felt more like an outsider in the family.
Now with the 2020 Range Rover Evoque, it feels like a fully fledged member of the family.
After debuting in Europe in 2018, the 2020 Evoque is finally amongst our amber waves of grain here at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show.
It bears more than a passing resemblance to another new member of the Ranger Rover family, the Velare.
Thin headline and a tape over the end give the eb=voke a much more premium look than before.
Now it's about the same size as before, but an extra .8 inches of real base benefits both lag room and cargo capacity.
The interior has been thoroughly reworked, once again borrowing more than a little from it's more expensive family member.
Storage cubbies are all over the darn place and the doors' own cup holders can now handle one and a half liter water bottles.
That's a lot of hydration.
JLR's in-control TouchPro duo info-tainment system is also available packing two ten-inch touch screens on the center console.
In the US, the Evoke will have two engines on offer.
The base is a 2-liter ingenium four cylinder gas engine putting out 246 horsepower But the real gem is the new 48-volt miled hybrid system.
In addition to allowing the engines to turn off when decelerating below 11 miles an hour.
It also boosts the net output of the whole system to 296 horsepower.
Not too shabby.
And, because it's a Range Rover.
The 2020 Range Rover Evoque goes on sale this spring.
Non-hybrid models will start around $43,000, while the hybrid models aren't too much more expensive, starting around 47,000.