Published on April 11th, 2019 | by Subhash Nair


Range Rover Evoque Gets 5-Star NCAP Rating

The new Range Rover Evoque just went through its Euro NCAP testing with exceptional results. It scored 5/5 overall, signifying “Overall good performance in crash protection.”

It also signifies that the vehicle is “Well equipped with robust crash avoidance technology”.

The Evoque (specifically, the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque R Dynamic S D180) was first shown near the end of 2018. Its footprint was almost unchanged over the previous Evoque at just 4.37 metres. Yet under the skin, the new Range Rover Evoque is built on Land Rover’s new Premium Transverse Architecture (PTA). This is the secret sauce that makes the Evoque so safe.

This new chassis has also enabled Land Rover to create more usable space out of the same footprint. So, while it looks similar to the previous Evoque, this car has 20mm more rear knee room, a larger glove box and centre cubby storage, and a 10% larger boot that expands to 1383L when the rear seats are folded. Those seats fold in a 40:20:40 split.

The PTA platform will allow the Evoque to adopt to electrification. A 48V mild hybrid will be introduced at launch in some markets, allowing more energy to be harvested during deceleration through a belt-integrated starter generator and and under-floor battery.

Exploding view of the PTA chassis

Other safety features [Press Release]

A segment-first ClearSight rear-view mirror‘ that transforms into an HD video screen. If rear visibility is compromised by passengers or bulky items, flick a switch on the mirror. A camera feed from the top of the car displays what is behind the vehicle in crisp high definition. The screen provides a wider (50-degree) field of vision and superior visibility in low light.

The new Range Rover Evoque will feature Ground View technology. It effectively makes the bonnet invisible by projecting camera imagery onto the upper touchscreen. This shows the driver a 180-degree view under the front of the vehicle. This is useful when negotiating difficult parking spaces, navigating high city centre kerbs or tackling rough terrain.

There is a reversing camera as standard on all models, alongside a suite of advanced driver assistance systems. This includes Adaptive Cruise Control with Steering Assist.

Other active safety features include Lane Keep Assist, Autonomous Emergency Braking and Driver Condition Monitor.

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