2019 Chicago Auto Show – First Look: U.S.-Spec 2020 Range Rover Evoque
Significantly Updated Rangie Starts at $42,650 Plus Destination
Land Rover brought the 2020 Range Rover Evoque to the Chicago Auto Show this year, giving the U.S. its first look at the significantly updated compact luxury SUV. With prices that start at $42,650 ($43,645 with destination), the new Evoque is only slightly more expensive than the 2019 model, which started at $42,795 with destination.
Based on Jaguar Land Rover’s new Premium Transverse Architecture, the 2020 Evoque is a bit more spacious than the trucklet it replaces thanks to a 0.8-inch longer wheelbase and redesigned rear suspension that increase rear-seat room and cargo space. Furthermore, the new platform (which is a significant revision of the previous Evoque’s base) was designed from the outset to accommodate a new powertrain: a mild-hybrid version of the 2.0L Ingenium engine.
This powerplant, which will be standard on the Evoque R-Dynamic, will demand $46,600 ($47,595 with destination) to start, but it will offer a stout 296 hp and 295 lb-ft, eclipsing the base Evoque’s 246 hp and 269 lb-ft. That jolt of power comes courtesy of the same Ingenium engine as the base model, bolstered by a 48V hybrid powertrain with a lithium-ion battery and motor. The system doesn’t just add electric boost, it also enables a slicker auto idle stop for a smoother and more luxurious experience.
The Evoque’s $43,645 base price is for the S P250 model. One rung up is the better-equipped SE P250, which will start at $48,195 with destination. A limited-production First Edition P250 will cost $57,845 with destination, bringing with it a unique color—Nolita Grey with burnished copper accents—and added luxury features. The Evoque R-Dynamic is likewise available in S P300 ($47,595) and SE P300 ($52,145) trims. The top-spec R-Dynamic is the well-equipped HSE P300, which will demand $56,795.
Land Rover hasn’t revealed what specific features each trim level brings, but it’s a safe bet that the S will come standard with synthetic leather, while the SE, First Edition, and HSE will come with genuine leather. The Range Rover Evoque will also be available with a unique and luxurious Kvadrat wool blend for the seats as the top upholstery option, borrowing the material from the Range Rover Velar. Kvadrat resembles an open plaid pattern one might find in a Savile Row suit shop, and paired with Dinamica synthetic suede, it provides the Evoque with a uniquely English version of luxury upholstery.
For more on the littlest Range Rover, check out our first look here, and expect to see the 2020 Evoque to arrive in showrooms this spring.
Source: Jaguar Land Rover