UPDATE: Now, check out some live photos of the new Evoque in the gallery, below.
After celebrating its European debut in November last year, the 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque is now making its first official appearance in the United States at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show. Describing its new product, the British manufacturer says the compact SUV will be “at home in both the city and the mountains” thanks to its unique combination of an attractive design, advanced driver assistance technologies, and a hybrid powertrain.
Speaking of electrified engines, the new Evoque will be offered in the U.S. with Land Rover’s 2.0-liter mild-hybrid turbo gas unit with a 48-volt electric system which is good for 296 horsepower (221 kilowatts). The MHEV system captures energy normally lost during deceleration and stores it in an underfloor battery pack, and is also shutting off the ICE at speeds of below 11 miles per hour (17 kilometers per hour). Once the driver hits the acceleration pedal, the stored energy is redeployed to assist the engine.
Gallery: 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque (U.S.-spec)
This hybrid powertrain is mated to a nine-speed automatic gearbox from ZF and the automaker promises it is quieter and more refined than a standard ICE mated to an automatic transmission. The other available powertrain option is a 2.0-liter Ingenium turbo gas unit with no electrified support which generates 246 hp (183 kW).
Just like the European model, the U.S-spec 2020 Evoque will come as standard with an all-wheel drive in combination with the company’s Driveline Disconnect system which seamlessly switches between two- and all-wheel drive depending on the road conditions. The system detects the surface automatically and adjusts the vehicle’s performance settings accordingly.
Land Rover is especially proud of its ClearSight Ground View system which was introduced with the European variant of the new Evoque. It allows the driver to virtually see through the hood of the vehicle thanks to a number of cameras on the radiator grille and side mirrors. The system projects what is ahead of and underneath the front of the vehicle to the infotainment system's display.
Also a first in a production Land Rover, the new Evoque comes with the Smart Settings system, which uses artificial intelligence algorithms to study the preferences and habits of the driver in order to automatically adjust the climate, audio, and seat position settings for maximum comfort.
Another novelty for the new model year is the so-called Adaptive Dynamics system which monitors the road conditions every 100 milliseconds and adjusts the suspension’s dampers settings to offer “a composed ride for added control across varying terrains and road surfaces.”
“When the Range Rover Evoque made its debut back in 2010, it transformed the world of compact SUVs; the new model is set to continue that remarkable journey,” Gerry McGovern, Land Rover Chief Design Officer, comments. “This characterful vehicle combines refinement and fun to create that all-important emotional reaction that will turn heads and make people smile.”
Land Rover will be asking at least $42,650 for the new Evoque when it goes on sale later this year. The cheapest mild-hybrid variant will cost $46,600.
Source: Land Rover
(CHICAGO, IL) – February 7, 2019 – Today at the Chicago Auto Show, Land Rover revealed the next generation Range Rover Evoque for the first time in the U.S. In true Land Rover fashion, the new Range Rover Evoque made its dynamic debut on an indoor off-road experience course at the McCormick Place convention center.
Chicago-based, brother-sister R&B artists, Solo and Jaime Woods provided a live soundtrack to the debut of the Range Rover Evoque and stayed on hand to entertain guests throughout the luncheon that followed.
Angela Brantley and Rhea Fernandez, founders of Chicago-based luxury fashion brand, HERO/BLACK, were also in attendance to help celebrate the debut of the vehicle.
During the reveal, Land Rover offered a sneak peek at a Chicago-inspired film, featuring local photographer trashhand, that will be part of a future US marketing campaign for the Range Rover Evoque.
Land Rover has also teamed up with premium audio company Master & Dynamic to create exclusive MW07 Wireless Earphones to be offered with early reservations of the new Range Rover Evoque. Each pair is made from handcrafted acetate inspired by the launch colors of the new Range Rover Evoque, featuring a unique grille pattern in copper and silver accents. The wireless earphones connect via Bluetooth® to personal devices and are housed in a polished stainless steel wireless charging case to deliver the ultimate mobile listening experience. For more information visit www.masteranddynamic.com
The Range Rover Evoque is priced from $42,6501, and is available in five trim levels: S, SE, R-Dynamic S, R-Dynamic SE and R-Dynamic HSE, with an additional First Edition model available for the first year only.
The 2020 Range Rover Evoque compact luxury SUV made its global debut in London in November 2018, and features an all new design language, advanced driver assistance technologies, a new hybrid-electric powertrain option and groundbreaking off-road technologies. Building on the original model’s instantly-recognizable design, the new Range Rover Evoque is a sophisticated evolution of the original’s distinctive coupe-like silhouette.
The new Range Rover Evoque will be available from launch with a 48-volt MHEV powertrain that harvests energy normally lost during deceleration and stores it in the underfloor battery. The new Range Rover Evoque is also the first vehicle to feature ‘ClearSight Ground View’ technology, which is designed to allow the driver to virtually see through the hood and under the front end of the vehicle by projecting a 180-degree view of the ground onto the vehicle’s upper touchscreen2.
1All prices shown are Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. Excludes $995 destination/handling charge, tax, title, license, and retailer fees, all due at signing, and optional equipment. Retailer price, terms and vehicle availability may vary. See your local authorized Land Rover Retailer for details.
2These features are not a substitute for driving safely with due care and attention and will not function under all circumstances, speeds, weather and road conditions, etc. Driver should not assume that these features will correct errors of judgment in driving. Please consult the owner's manual or your local authorized Land Rover Retailer for more details.