The second generation of the new Range Rover Evoque will be updated next year and arrive as 2021 YM. Changes will be cosmetic, but we also expect the update under the hood. The subcompact luxury crossover drew a lot of attention, so there is no surprise why JLR is already testing some novelties on it. Well, the 2021 Land Rover Evoque will fulfill something we expected from its predecessors – it will deliver a hybrid drivetrain.
The 2021 Range Rover Evoque can still use the features introduced with the new generation in 2019. The subcompact crossover is one of the most luxurious in the class. Also, one of the most expensive. However, you will taste the highest levels of comfort and safety.
Pros and Cons
The 2021 Range Rover Evoque is a premium model with a lot of equipment included even for the entry-level trims. Definitely, its shape will draw attention. Although small, designers perfectly crafter the chassis, which will be even more aggressive in 2021. On the other hand, lighter materials are going to improve fuel economy, as the final result of a diet. Two different drivetrain setups are already part of the lineup, and the new hybrid system will improve the offer. High-end trim levels will come with 300 horsepower. For the lovers of convertible crossovers, the Land Rover Evoque is one of the rare vehicles with such configuration.
Well, this might be a downside of the model, if you are watching from the practicality side. In the matter of fact, not all features are so functional on the Evoque, and their premium characteristic will raise the price. Also, the cost is pretty high for this class. Finally, we could get more space in the back row, since buyers are complaining about the head- and legroom.
2021 Range Rover Evoque Specs
Under the hood of the 2021 Range Rover Evoque will lay the same 2.0-liter turbocharged powertrain. Engineers are pairing it with a nine-speed automatic transmission. The base version will come with 240 hp and 250 lb-ft of torque. The same unit can be tuned to crunch 285 hp and 295 pound-feet of twisting power. The crossover sprints 0-60 mph in 6 or 7 seconds, depending on the configuration. However, the engine is making a lot of noise and vibrations, although the company installed some cancelation features.
JLR is installing the latest all-wheel drive system for the 2021 Range Rover Evoque. This one, with the terrain-management system, will definitely improve the off-road performance. However, don’t expect too much – have in mind this is a subcompact crossover. Well, the good thing is that you will be able to select snow, sand, and mud mode, and each wheel is getting power when needed. This model is not going to take you out from extreme situations, but Evoque can get into the water, or crawl over some off-road obstacles without problems.
2021 Range Rover Evoque Hybrid is Coming
The new model in the lineup is going to be the 2021 Range Rover Evoque Hybrid. the company announced this is going to be the MHEV unit – mild-hybrid electric vehicle. Underbody battery will give support to either petrol or diesel engines.
The highlight of the system is a new breed of start/stop feature. The vehicle is not going to save fuel only at 0 mph. The company announced that when breaking under 11 mph, the engine shuts down and restarts as soon as you hit the gas pedal. Not only that the new 2021 Land Rover Evoque will gain extra gas mileage, but also the system cuts the emissions.
If you want to know more about performance, you will have to wait for the official update. We know only that battery should offer 140 Nm of torque. However, the total output will depend on the petrol/diesel unit this electric motor is attached to.
Trim Levels and Equipment, Price
The new Evoque had a special, First Edition in its lineup. It will be replaced with Autobiography for the new arrival. Besides this one, the entry-level version is the SE with LED headlights that switch on/off automatically, solid roof in body color, heated side mirrors, and the tailgate spoiler. The price of the base version is going to be just under $43,000. The mid-range trim level is R-Dynamic, with a special package that includes unique wheels, chrome treadplates, perforated leather steering wheel, and few other special upgrades. This trim level starts over $47,000. Editions with the soft tops are not cheaper than $53k.
Top of the range Autobiography crossover is going to cost $65,000 and more. Panoramic roof in contrast color, head- and taillights washers, automatic wipers with rain sensors, 20-inch wheels, heated steering wheel wrapped in perforated grain leather, and Touch-Pro Duo system are upgrades you get with top of the range model. Navigation is standard, as well as the Meridian audio system.
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