2016 Range Rover Evoque - price, specs and pictures

A new diesel engine boosts the Evoque's economy to new heights

The revamped Range Rover Evoque is on sale and has become the most economical model ever produced by Land Rover. The facelifted car is priced from £30,200 in entry-level SE spec.

The gains in efficiency are largely thanks to a new 2.0-litre diesel engine that Land Rover says will deliver as much as 68mpg. A quick crunch of the projected running costs suggests the new Evoque could be around £3,700 cheaper to own over three years than the outgoing model, despite costing £2,500 more to buy initially.

On the outside, the design of the 2016 Evoque represents evolution rather than revolution, with a modified grille, a redesigned front bumper, new alloy wheels and a fully adaptive LED headlight design setting the car apart from its predecessor.

Updates to the interior include new seats, a new eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a selection of fresh trim colours.

It’s the launch of the new 2.0-litre TD4 diesel engine in the Evoque that’s the most eye-catching aspect of the new model. It’s the first engine from Jaguar Land Rover’s new £500m facility in Wolverhampton and will be available with either 148bhp or 178bhp.

The lesser-powered version is the one delivering the headline figures; it’s 18% more efficient than the Evoque’s previous engines, promising 68mpg and CO2 emissions of 109g/km, for road tax of £20 per year. The extra power of the 178bhp version means economy is slightly worse at 59mpg and emissions of 125g/km of CO2.

The new Evoque is also available with a 2.2-litre petrol engine that will get the car from 0-62mph in 7.6 seconds. Despite the straight-line speed on offer, that model should still achieve 36mpg. Land Rover has fitted start/stop technology to all models and has also extended service intervals for the Evoque from 16,000 to 21,000 miles to help further reduce the cost of ownership.

A new infotainment system, dubbed InControl Touch, features in all new Evoque models. It uses a software system that allows users to flick between functions in the same way you swipe between screens and in apps when using a smartphone. DAB digital radio is also a standard piece of kit across the range. The basic infotainment system can be upgraded to include SD-card based sat-nav, while higher spec models like the HSE Dynamic (from £40,500) and Autobiography (from £51,800) come equipped with hard disk-based sat-nav, TV screens for rear passengers and a Meridian stereo upgrade.

The 2016 Evoque also sees the introduction of Land Rover's All-Terrain Progress Control, which maintains a slow speed when driving off-road, allowing you to concentrate on steering through tricky terrain. There are also handy touches like a bootlid that can be opened by waving a foot under the rear bumper if you have the car key in your pocket.

The new Evoque comes with plenty of safety kit as standard, including lane-keep assist, automatic emergency braking and a system that warns you if you're getting drowsy at the wheel.

The revised Evoque is on sale now - read our review or check out our list of the top 10 SUVs on the market.

Recommended

Classic cars to buy in 2021
Classic cars to buy - header image
Tips and advice
29 Jul 2021

Classic cars to buy in 2021

Land Rover InControl: what you need to know
Land Rover InControl
Land Rover
3 Jun 2021

Land Rover InControl: what you need to know

Range Rover Evoque SUV review
Range Rover Evoque
Range Rover Evoque
14 Apr 2021

Range Rover Evoque SUV review

New Land Rover Defender V8 joins range
Land Rover Defender V8s
Land Rover Defender
25 Feb 2021

New Land Rover Defender V8 joins range

Most Popular

New 2022 Toyota RAV4 Adventure revealed
Toyota RAV4 Adventure
Toyota RAV4
14 Sep 2021

New 2022 Toyota RAV4 Adventure revealed

Best new car deals 2021
Hyundai Tucson SUV front 3/4 tracking
Deals
10 Sep 2021

Best new car deals 2021

PCP deals explained – what is PCP finance?
Car dealer and customer talking
Car finance
8 Sep 2021

PCP deals explained – what is PCP finance?

Tips & advice

View All
Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide
Car dashboard symbols and meanings
Tips and advice
10 Aug 2021

Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide
Electric car charging station
Tips and advice
3 Jun 2021

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide

PCP vs HP – which type of car finance is right for you?
PCP vs HP
Tips and advice
15 Jun 2021

PCP vs HP – which type of car finance is right for you?

Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Tips and advice
23 Jul 2021

Average speed cameras: how do they work?

Best cars

View All
Top 10 best car interiors 2021
Peugeot 208 hatchback
Best cars
25 Jun 2021

Top 10 best car interiors 2021

Top 10 best electric cars 2021
Volkswagen ID.3
Best cars
12 Aug 2021

Top 10 best electric cars 2021

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2021
Toyota Prius front 3/4 cornering
Best cars
10 Jun 2021

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2021

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks
Mercedes AMG A45 - rear
Hot hatches
25 Jun 2021

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks