Published on June 21st, 2023 | by Subhash Nair


Range Rover Evoque Gets Very Minor Facelift For 2024 Model Year With Fewer Buttons

The Range Rover Evoque has been given an extremely minor facelift in its latest update.

Back in its first generation, the Range Rover Evoque was a revolutionary compact premium SUV that offered the prestige and capability of the Range Rover sub-brand with avantgarde styling and compact proportions that appealed to a larger crowd.

Now in its 2nd generation, the Evoque faces a lot of competition. Many brands have come to imitate the formula but most have simply caught up with products of their own that cater to this market segment.

Undeterred, Land Rover has decided to give the Evoque a minor facelift and equipment upgrade to keep its smallest Range Rover product relevant in the market. At a glance, the changes are extremely minor. They haven’t even remoulded the bumpers for this facelift.

Instead, you have to look at the front grille to see the most obvious exterior update. The new front grille features a rectangular mesh pattern, which replaces the hexagonal pattern from before. Another update comes to the internals of the headlights. These new Pixel 1 light clusters feature triple the number of LEDs as before with four pixel modules with individually-controller LEDs.

Around the side you’ll find new rim designs that go all the way up to 21 inches. The Range Rover Evoque will also be available with three new colour options – Tribeca Blue, Corinthian Bronze, and Arroios Grey.

Inside the changes are arguably more substantial. There’s a new 11.4″ landscape-oriented curved display for the Pivi Pro 2 infotainment system. This display is affixed to the dashboard with a floating-style mount for a minimalist look. The system comes with support for wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto plus also has support for Amazon Alexa 10 voice commands.

The new 11.4″ display is responsible for many of the vehicle’s core functions, which means most physical buttons have been deleted altogether or moved to the steering wheel. There’s also a new redesigned shift lever to go with the minimalist cabin.

While this new direction could be hard to accept in harsh climates like Malaysia, there is an upgrade to the climate control system in the form of Cabin Air Purification Plus. Land Rover have also bundled the system up with the best cameras they could find. The new Evoque comes with 3D surround camera view, ClearSight Ground View and an interior view camera.

Engine choices are a 1.5L 3-cylinder petrol mild hybrid, 1.5L 3-cylinder petrol plug-in hybrid, 2.0L mild hybrid, or a 2.0L mild hybrid diesel in two output configurations.

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