The small luxury off-roader is still a quite fresh model on the market. It has been launched about a year and a half ago, so it doesn’t seem very likely that we are about to see bigger novelties for the next year, as some rumors say. More likely, we will see a familiar design, which will be practically the same, which, now, familiar design characteristics and features. Of course, it’s always possible to see some updates in terms of standard equipment, but most of the things are about to remain the same.
This means you may count on a pretty off-road capable crossover, which offers smooth on-road ride as well. Also, it comes with a pretty luxurious and well-designed interior, while the engine lineup consists of two quite potent options. On the other side, the biggest complaints go to the not-so-refined transmission and below-average cargo area. We expect to see 2021 Range Rover Evoque sometime late in the year.
2021 Range Rover Evoque Redesign
When it comes to base design characteristics, we definitely don’t expect to see any particular change. The 2021 Range Rover Evoque is about to carry on with the same design, which has been presented in the last quarter of 2018. That overhaul has brought a lot of novelties, especially under the skin. There is a new, lighter platform, new suspension setup and many more components that make the ride much better compared to the previous generation. On the other side, styling changes were pretty subtle. So, the current model definitely sticks to the aesthetical philosophy that has been established with the original model. Therefore, it’s easy to make a conclusion that 2021 Range Rover Evoque won’t feature any particular change. The best we could see is the addition of new color options and similar things. On the other side, we definitely don’t expect to see a convertible version.
The same goes for interior design. We count on the same layout, which is all about luxury and convenience. This crossover features one of the finest cabins in the class. It is full of hi-quality materials and with great-looking design solutions, which combine classic Land Rover elements with a bit of a modern touch. The dashboard looks very nice, while the presence of numerous tech features makes it look even more impressive.
When it comes to the interior space, the front row is very generous and comfortable, while 10-way adjustable seats are standard. On the other side, the rear bench isn’t particularly generous in terms of legroom. Still, that’s a pretty typical thing for this class of crossovers. Leather upholstery is standard.
When it comes to the cargo space, you may count on about 21.5 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats and 50.5 cubic feet with them folded down. These are pretty typical numbers for the class.
The list of standard equipment can easily be expanded for the next year. Each trim level could come with a couple of additions to the list of standard features. Still, we don’t expect significant updates, so the list is likely to be pretty similar to the current model. The current model comes standard with goodies like a 10-inch touch screen, a Wi-Fi hot spot, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, a navigation system, Bluetooth, a USB port, and a six-speaker stereo. Additionally, you can get things like an additional 10-inch touchscreen, a head-up display, a digital instrument cluster, a Meridian stereo, satellite radio, HD Radio, and a sunroof.
When it comes to safety features, all models will come standard with things like rearview camera, a pre-collision warning and braking system, front and rear parking sensors, lane keep assist, traffic sign recognition, and a driver condition monitor. Higher trims currently offer upgrades like high-speed automatic braking, a surround-view parking camera, perpendicular and parallel park assist, rear cross traffic alert, blind spot monitoring, wading depth sensors, a head-up display, adaptive cruise control and many more.
2021 Range Rover Evoque Engines
Under the hood, things are about to remain the same. Therefore, the base model will carry on with a familiar 2.0-liter turbo-four, which features a max output of 246 horsepower. That’s a pretty fine amount of power. Still, you can get even better performances with a hybrid version of this engine, which is good for about 296 horsepower.
In both cases, you may count on the same 9-speed automatic transmission. It work’s okay, but it’s not the most refined unit on the market. It is pretty slow and hesitates with downshifts, which isn’t something you would expect from a luxury crossover.
2021 Range Rover Evoque Release Date and Price
Considering that bigger changes probably won’t come, we presume that the 2021 Range Rover Evoque will hit the market sometime late in the year. The base price should go around 42.500 dollars. Some of the competitors are models like Audi Q3, Mercedes GLA etc.