There are many automotive dreams that can turn into nightmares when translated into real life, such as the famous race car on the road - the majority of those who wish for this are not prepared for the harsh experience delivered by a motorsport machine and would actually never choose it.
The Evoque manages to pack a dream that's just as widespread as the aforementioned one: driving a concept car. Using the Evoque to get from A to B will give people the impression that you've just blasted through the windows of an auto show display with a stolen design study.
The vehicle is nearly identical to the LRX concept that prefigured it, but, speaking from a visual point of view, it is so much more than this.
The three-door version we drove is probably the first coupe that claims to be one, isn't, and actually makes an excellent one.
And it's also a perfect example of what the word crossover should mean: this is a pure cross-bread between a coupe and an SUV. Walk all around the car, or jump above it, and you won't find one single line that was drawn just to bring others together.
The Evoque is a design masterpiece, but this aura is exactly what puts a heavy burden on the car's
fenders, as the rest of it has to raise to the standard imposed by the exterior design cues. Oh, and it looks bewildering when it's covered in mud, with its LED eyes fighting to get through.
Hold on, Sir May B. Bach would like to say something...
Gentlemen, I am asking you to be reasonable as... ahem... journalists: the Evoque is a nice car, but let's not call it a Range Rover though. In case you don't remember the details of your... ahem... test drives, I am inviting you to drive my own Range Rover Supercharged for a few minutes and then you can take a decision on this matter.
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