Jaguar Land Rover is reinventing itself under Tata Motor's umbrella and the Brits seem to be doing a great job. However, the two carmakers have to be split if we leave the image & prestige aspects aside, with Jaguar building a clear lead in terms of change.
Jaguar and Land Rover are now determined to offers cars that would receive the same score in the event of an evaluation with or without their badges and fine leather and, like we said, Jag is moving faster than its sister company.
However, Land Rover is determined to change this and the Evoque is the company's first full-throttle effort for this. Basically, we are talking about the first new-age Land Rover.
The first sign of the Evoque hurricane (we don't care about the actual origin of the car's designation - to us, the compact SUV's name is borrowed from nature's force) appeared in 2008, when the carmaker celebrated its 60th anniversary by reinventing itself through the release of the LRX concept.
The time for the production car to be unveiled has arrived and what we saw was... the LRX concept. Yes, the Evoque is almost identical to the design study that prefigured it, itself a very impressive creation.
But is it more than that? What's hidden behind the pretty face... besides a pretty profile and a pretty rear end?
The answer to this questions comes in the following chapters, where you'll be served with creme de la creme de Evoque, which, in English, means a salad of the 240 hp 2.0-liter turbocharged petrol engine and a lot of extra topping with optional flavor.Continue reading