review: Colin Sharp | photography: Carla Nunes

Evoque (French) – Evoke: summon, to call up or reawaken: Some years ago I recall waiting – almost with bated breath – for the original Range Rover Evoque, a much-heralded and elegantly penned vehicle, which has since proved its popularity among the Bryanston, La Lucia and Constantia set; especially those of the fairer sex. Such was the positive response to its low-roofline profile that the new Discovery and Range Rover model have followed Evoque’s design language. The look is a proven success.

The 2016 Range Rover Evoque continues in both two and four-door body styles. Two door ‘coupés’ come in Pure Plus and Dynamic trim levels while the four door variant features the choice of Pure, Pure Plus, Dynamic and Prestige grades. In all models a class-leading nine-speed automatic transmission delivers greater response with improved fuel economy.

The colour palette of our review vehicle is influenced by one of London’s most iconic post codes and has global connotations in its detailing. The Evoque SW1 Monochrome Special Edition is finished in Corris Grey, with a Santorini black roof, while Fuji White British Union Flag graphics on the spoiler and door mirrors add finishing touches. Treadplates are etched with the same iconic flag logo and doormats follow suit with white graphics. Anodised red detailing highlights the automatic rotary shift and paddle shifts.

For the full article see Habitat #253 May / June 2016