Technological revamp brings 11.4-inch screen from Range Rover to the little Evoque.
The Range Rover Evoque has been overhauled for 2023, bringing a simpler trim line-up and an interior rethink inspired by the full-size Range Rover. The New Range Rover Evoque is priced from $81,800 plus on road costs in Australia, with first deliveries expected from December 2023.
Pricing before on-road costs:
|Range Rover Evoque Dynamic SE P250||$81,800|
|Range Rover Evoque Dynamic HSE P250||$88,100|
|Range Rover Evoque Autobiography P250||$99,550|
|Range Rover Evoque Dynamic HSE P300e||$108,000|
|Range Rover Evoque Autobiography P300e||$117,300|
Among changes are the introduction of a new curved infotainment touchscreen measuring 11.4-inch, shared with the new Range Rover Velar and Land Rover Discovery Sport.
All core functions, including climate controls, are integrated into the new screen’s software. In turn, the climate control panel mounted below the dashboard has been replaced by a storage cubby featuring a wireless charging pad. A sidebar on either flank of the touchscreen provides top-level access to critical functions at all times, allowing 80 per cent of tasks to be performed within two taps, according to JLR (formerly Jaguar Land Rover).
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring are included as standard, as are Amazon Alexa voice controls. Wi-fi connectivity with a data plan means the new Evoque can update over the air, removing the need to take it to a dealer to install new software.
A remote app is also available, allowing remote locking and unlocking, interior pre-conditioning and scheduled charges (for plug-in hybrid models).
Alongside the digital upgrades, the Evoque’s refreshed cabin introduces a new PM2.5 air purification system (as part of the Comfort Pack) and a variety of non-leather upholstery options, such as Kvadrat wool. This material is 58% lighter than leather, said JLR, but is as robust, having passed 60,000 cycles of abrasion testing that simulate a decade of wear.
A new battery chemistry means the P300e PHEV’s official electric-only range has risen very slightly. The P300e also has DC rapid-charging capabilities, meaning a top-up takes 30 minutes at a 50kW chargepoint. Using a 7kW point (such as a home wallbox) the 14.9kWh battery takes around two hours to recharge.
JLR is yet to officially confirm when deliveries of the new Evoque will begin, but production will scale up when it can get “confidence of supply”.