Review by Veeno Dewan
Land Rover’s Evoque CUV has been a major success story for the legendary British premium automaker. And it’s not hard to see why. The stunning exterior and overall packaging is still razor sharp after 12 years or so in production. It still looks amazing; taut, edgy, and dynamic. New for 2024, the Evoque now comes in a P250 trim powered by a 2,0L four-cylinder engine 246-hp and 269 lb-ft of torque. There is also a redesigned centre console with curved 11.4-inch display and minor tweaks to the front grille and headlamps. The transmission comprises of a nine-speed auto box and on-demand all-wheel drive, The as standard Terrain Response 2 system allows drivers to select one of several drive modes as well as an off-road Rock Crawl mode. All Evoque comes standard with leather upholstery, infotainment touchscreen, and navigation. The new infotainment system includes wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto along with Amazon Alexa capability. A head-up display, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a Meridian premium audio system are all optional.
We tested a premium equipped 2024 Evoque P250 Dynamic HSE model priced at a base $62,550 model in a tasteful Osuni white paint and with a deep garnet/ebony leather wrapped interior The 2024 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque model comes in 3 trim levels and ranges in price from $57,600 to $62,550 MSRP. The entry-level, S P250 2.0L gasoline model starts at $57,600. The mid-range Dynamic SE P250 trim weighs in at $60,850. The premium model is the Dynamic HSE P250 as tested priced at $62,550. Freight and PDI is $1,950. Standard equipment on the HSE version includes full leather seats, heated front seats and 12-way/river, 10-way/r passenger adjustable seats. An Audiophile quality Meridian sound system and heated steering wheel is also standard spec.
Our HSE tester was fitted with an expensive $6,8000 worth of options including: Satellite Radio + HD Radio, 825-watt Meridian Surround system, 20” Black Style package, Head-Up Display, Panoramic roof, and Cold Climate Package. Also added was the Technology package and Dynamic handling package and much more. Upgrades in the HSE include an updated more opulent interior, a rear spoiler, aluminum trim, and a Dynamic drive mode.
The Evoque’s interior now has the impressive looking new centre console with a “floating” style , curved 11.4-inch screen with the excellent Pivi Pro infotainment system. Note that the high-tech dash has touch controls only, no hard buttons. The front cabin is pretty roomy although it gets tighter in the rear, given the compact dimensions. However, the finishing and all-round ambience is very nice. All seats of seats are comfortable and the materials used of all of a high quality. The small tapering rear windows are the price to pay for that dramatic unique slanted roofline. Cargo room behind the second-row measures is 472 litres. Fold all the seats down and it expands to 1,156 litres.
On the road, the new Evoque has a smooth ride and good handling. This is thanks to the transverse architecture design and stellar engineering. The Adaptive Cruise Control maintains a steady speed on highway cruising and ride wise, Adaptive Dynamics delivers the optimum balance between ride and control. Cornering is also helped along by Torque Vectoring control. Minor bumps and potholes are all easily dealt with thank to the pliable suspension. The Evoque’s all-wheel drive system is on a wide range of terrain.
Range Rover’s proven Terrain Response technology, which provides an automatic mode to the Terrain Response settings. This is part to the terrain- management system that matches the right programs modes for sand, snow, and mud and provides traction power to whichever wheel needs it on less than grippy surfaces. If you do need to do any serious low-speed off-roading, a super low crawl mode ensures you won’t get stuck. A high 8.3 inches of ground clearance, and decent approach and departure angles also enables the Evoque to climb over obstacles and ford streams and flooded roads with ease. Not much to complain about, apart from poor rear visibility being an issue along with a cramped rear interior.
In closing, he base and mid-range Evoque’s represent good value for money, whilst the pricier models and the top tier version offer more luxury and amenities if you can stretch to them. No matter which Evoque model you choose, British premium quality, superb off roading ability and badge bragging rights apply. Highly recommended if you lust after a Land Rover in your driveway.

2024 Land Rover EvoqueP250 Dynamic HSE : Price as tested $71,280 including options and delivery.
More info at

Previous articleEngagement launched for Canadians of South Asian Heritages museum
Next articleWestern Community College is The Only IATA Authorized Aviation Training Centre in Canada