- Offered in two- and four-door versions
- Updated inside and out for 2016
- Nine-speed automatic transmission and on-demand four-wheel drive
For the 2016 model year, Land Rover gives the Range Rover Evoque an update that doesn’t include any drastic changes, but instead a long list of small ones that alter the styling and introduce new technology to the cabin.
The biggest styling change is the introduction of new LED headlights, including “light pipes” that wrap around the inside portion of the headlight cluster nearest to the grille. The front and rear bumpers are also updated, along with the grille and rear spoiler. Hood vents are now offered on four-door models (they used to be a two-door exclusive). A motion-activated, hands-free power liftgate is now available which can be activated by standing behind the rear of the Evoque with the key on your person and waving a foot underneath the rear bumper.
Under the hood, the engine carries over without changes; the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder outputs 240-hp and is mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission. Four-wheel drive comes standard and adds new all-terrain progress control technology for 2016. It functions as low speed cruise control for off-road situations, allowing the driver to set a speed between 1 and 19 mph, and crawling accordingly.
Land Rover has changed up the Evoque’s trim levels as well; there are now five trims available, the SE, SE Premium, HSE, HSE Dynamic, and Autobiography. Inside, styling is unchanged; updates include new multimedia system, new seats, and new stitching on the inside of the doors. Standard features include powered front seats, leather upholstery, an eight-inch touchscreen, dual-zone automatic climate control, USB port, and Bluetooth connectivity.
Also updated for 2016 is the Evoque’s safety technology. Now available are two new driving aids, lane keep assist which will help steer the car slightly to stay within the lines and a forward collision warning system with automatic braking. Also new is a driver drowsiness detection system. Standard safety features include seven airbags, rearview camera, electronic stability control, and antilock brakes.