Range Rover announces Evoque will cost under £28,000


Range Rover's new smallest car, the Evoque, will cost under £30,000 when it goes on sale, with the entry level model being £27,955.

The top of the range version will cost £44,320, making the Evoque much more expensive than the current smallest Land Rover, the Freelander, which starts at £21,995.

The entry-level Evoque will be an ed4 Pure 6 Speed Manual 2WD with five doors and the 148bhp 2.2-litre diesel engine. However, Land Rover says this model won't be available until the start of next year and the cheapest model in the meantime will be the four-wheel drive version, which costs from £28,705.

This entry-level model will come with 18-inch alloys, heated leather seats, an eight-inch touch screen, hill-launch assist and USB and Bluetooth connection.

The top-priced Si4 Dynamic model with LUX Pack comes with four-wheel drive and an automatic gearbox, and adds an analogue and digital television, a surround-view camera, a blind-spot monitoring system and a park assist system. The engine in question will be a 2.0-litre, 237bhp petrol version.

A third engine will also be offered – a 187bhp version of the 2.2-litre diesel. The two-wheel drive version of the lower-powered diesel is set to be the highlight in terms of emissions, kicking out less than 130g/km CO2, while the turbocharged petrol is the performance leader, with 0-60mph coming in 7.1 seconds.

In between the Dynamic and Pure models will be a Prestige trim level, which will bring a sat nav system, a rear facing camera, parking sensors and automatic lights and wipers.

The car will come in two body styles, three and five door. The three door, also called the coupe by Range Rover, will come with two separate seats in the rear, although this can be changed for a three-seat bench if required.