Range Rover Evoque Landmark Edition Test Drive Review
Car Tested: Range Rover Evoque Landmark Edition; Road Test No. 1038; Test Location: Lonavala
Price OTR Mumbai: Rs. 65,74,076/-
The Range Rover Evoque is a compact luxury SUV for the fashionistas
The first generation Range Rover Evoque is a popular car from the British marquee but is nearly at the end of its life-cycle. Having said that, the design of the SUV is such that the carmaker managed to pull it off for close to 8 years. The Evoque Landmark Edition was launched in India earlier this year to commemorate 6 years of the vehicle’s existence in India.
Exteriors – We have to admit the fact that the Range Rover Evoque despite being almost 8 years old still manages to look so relevant and attractive. The Landmark Edition gets this new Moraine Blue paint scheme (there’s also a Yulong White and a Corris Grey on offer) which makes the car more appealing plus a gloss black treatment for the alloy wheels and a Graphite Atlas finish for the grille and grille surrounds, bonnet and fender vents and the tailgate. For the chrome-obsessed Indian folks, Land Rover has finished the exhaust tips in chrome. Rest of the design elements remain identical to the standard Range Rover Evoque.
Interiors – The Range Rover Evoque Landmark Edition gets subtle changes to the cabin as well. The entire cabin is finished in Ebony Black with brushed aluminium inserts on the centre console which matches the sporty exteriors. The 3-spoke steering wheel gets a plethora of buttons and feels supreme to hold. Behind it is a 2-pod instrument console with a large MID display in between. Taking centre stage in the cabin is an 8-inch InControl Touch Pro infotainment system paired with an 8-speaker Land Rover Sound System. Audio quality is good but not as great as the Meridian Surround System that’s available on the higher HSE trim.
Features on offer in the Landmark Edition is a case of hits and misses
In terms of features, the Range Rover Evoque Landmark Edition gets automatic Xenon headlights with LED DRLs, fixed panoramic roof, rain-sensing wipers, leather upholstery, 12-way electrically adjustable front seats, ambient lighting, automatic climate control, push-button start, rear-view camera and a powered tailgate. Seat comfort and cabin space remain identical to the standard model.