Still looking as pretty as ever.
Having just received a redesign for the 2020 model year, the 2021 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque didn't require a major update to remain competitive. Regardless, Land Rover improved its baby Range Rover model with a slew of interior and technology upgrades, including a new ultra-luxurious Autobiography trim level for the European market. We still didn't know how much the updated 2021 Range Rover Evoque would cost, but Land Rover has just announced pricing along with US-specific model details.
Land Rover says this Evoque is more connected than before, thanks to a new Pivi Pro infotainment system. The touchscreen system includes its own separate rechargeable power source, so it can remain in sleep mode with the vehicle off and fire up instantly when the driver opens the door. Pivi Pro also adds over-the-air software updates, which can keep the car up-to-date at all times, has a simplified layout, built-in Wi-Fi, and the ability to pair two Bluetooth devices simultaneously.
Like the Defender, the Evoque now uses Land Rover's Electrical Vehicle Architecture, which includes 85 ECUs to power the driver assistance and convenience systems. The car features two embedded Qualcomm LTE modems, one of which handles the Software-Over-The-Air (SOTA) technology while the other is used for music streaming and apps. A one-year data plan is included and can be used for the embedded Spotify app.
As for safety, Land Rover has expanded the Evoque's available safety features. The Rear Collision Monitor uses radar to constantly watch the rear of the vehicle and a 3D surround camera now comes standard. Other available camera systems include the ClearSight Ground View and ClearSight Rear View Mirror, both of which debuted on last year's model.
As for the rest of the interior changes, they are minor but effective. A new three-spoke, multi-function steering wheel features capacitive switches, and the first row seats now have chrome seat control switches. The paddle shifters can also be finished in satin chrome. There is a new Premium Upgrade Interior Pack, which adds premium carpets, illuminated treadplates, suede headliner, metal pedals, and premium cabin lighting.
Likewise, with the interior, Land Rover only made minor changes on the exterior. "Customers love the compact proportions of Evoque so we have kept the overall dimensions very similar to the original, but we have lengthened the wheelbase to make Evoque more practical without compromising its overall stance," said Massimo Frascella, Creative Director, Land Rover.
For 2021, customers can now opt for more personalization options, including new Portofino Blue and Lantau Bronze paint colors and 18-inch Five Split-Spoke 'Style 5074' Gloss Black wheels.
All variants of the US-spec Evoque come with a 2.0-liter turbocharged Ingenium four-cylinder engine producing 246 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque. The plug-in hybrid model offered in Europe won't come stateside. Pricing starts at $43,300 for the base S P250 model, moving up to $44,900 for the R-Dynamic S P250. Stepping up to the SE P250 costs $48,000, or $49,600 for the R-Dynamic P250. Finally, the range-topping HSE P250 trim starts at $53,400.