The Range Rover Evoque 2018, while the smallest and lowest-priced model of the Range Rover lineup, is still one of the top options across the entire luxury SUV marketplace. The Range Rover, more than any other SUV brand, demands excellence in their vehicles and the fresh update of their Evoque in 2018 holds true to that high standard. With its signature grille, curved lines, and unique convertible option, the Evoque demands attention in the luxury subcompact SUV class.
Range Rover Evoque 2018 – Immaculate Design
The one thing that makes the Evoque standout is the standard offerings that are included even the basic level. The interior comes with 12-way grained leather seats, 10” infotainment system that easily connects to any mobile phone through Bluetooth and the InControl Apps, and an 8-speaker sound system. With the seats up there are over 20 cubic feet of space in the back for hauling and over double that at 50 cubic feet of space with the back row of seats folded down.
The exterior comes standard with a back spoiler and more curves than most other SUVs can claim. The standard SE model comes with 18″ 5-Split spoke style alloy wheels with a nice sparkle finish and the top Autobiography model sporting the larger 20-inch 5 split-spoke diamond turned and painted finish wheels. There are 3 options when it comes to the body style, a 5-door model with 4 doors plus hatch in the back, coupe with 2 doors, and convertible with 2 doors and removable top.
Range Rover Evoque 2018 – Expected Engine Details
The standard Range Rover Evoque 2018 engine is a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder, 240-horsepower 9-speed automatic turbocharged gasoline powerhouse with four-wheel drive. It has a max speed around of 135 mph and can offer up to 250 lb-ft of torque. With its smaller frame than most SUVs, the Evoque is surprisingly agile and can be a lot of fun, especially when taking advantage of the convertible top.
The 4-cylinder turbocharged gasoline can get up to 21 mpg and 30 on the highway, with an overall expected average of 24 mpg throughout the lifetime of the SUV. The fact that all models come standard with four-wheel drive stays close to the roots of the Range Rover family and even though this SUV is seen as mainly being a road vehicle, it can easily take on the elements of the off-road without missing a beat.
The main rivals of the Range Rover Evoque 2018 are the BMW X1, Audi Q3, Infiniti QX30, and Lincoln MKC – all of which start off cheaper with their standard offerings. The Evoque is at the top of the luxury subcompact SUV class when it comes to price, but it’s the lowest when it comes to gas mileage efficiency. This makes it challenging to compete in this market, but thanks to a strong standard offering, a unique look, and brand power it can still be worth the extra costs.
Range Rover Evoque 2018 – Price and Release Date
There are 3 different styles available for the Evoque, 5-door, coupe, and convertible. For the 5-door option, the MSRP ranges from $42,500 to $62,500 depending on which of the 5 options you choose – SE, SE Premium, HSE, HSE Dynamic, and Autobiography. The coupe only has one option available, while the convertible offers both SE and HSE Dynamic.
There is no official release date for the 2018 model of the Range Rover Evoque, but will most like be in the first quarter of 2018.
With some of the best standard options available in its class and a sleek look that catches people’s attention while still able to handle being off-road, the 2018 Range Rover Evoque isn’t going to be the cheapest option, but one that will live up the Range Rover name.