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The All-New 2020 Range Rover Evoque

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  • Evoque: The original luxury compact Range Rover sets new standards of refinement, capability and sustainability
  • Effortless: New architecture technology delivers smooth, quiet and refined drive
  • Charismatic drive: Agile handling and responsive character ideally suited to tight city streets
  • Efficient: Three- and four-cylinder Ingenium petrol and diesel engines, Hybrid-electric power, 48-volt MHEV and a 3-cylinder PHEV
  • Go anywhere: Innovative Terrain Response 2 technology meets your needs from the city streets to the mountain tops, ensuring your destination is reached no matter the conditions
  • Connected everywhere: Apple CarPlay connects you to your smartphone, 4G Wi-Fi hotspot connects you to the internet, while InControl Remote connects you to the vehicle
  • Modernist Design: A precise exterior design will turn heads, while the luxurious crafted interior offers a calming sense of wellbeing with sumptuous, sustainable materials
  • Spacious: Compact 4.37m footprint, now with more kneeroom for rear passengers and greater luggage space
  • Command visibility: World’s first ground view technology making the bonnet invisible, while a high-definition video screen revolutionises the rear view mirror
  • Self-learning: Smart Settings uses artificial intelligence algorithms to learn driver preferences and readies the cabin for your journey

 

The original luxury compact SUV has got even better. At home both in the city and the country, the new Evoque joins the Range Rover family with a choice of hybrid-electric engines.
Having pioneered the luxury compact SUV market, with global sales of over 772,096 (20% sold in the UK) and more than 217 international awards, the new Range Rover Evoque is a sophisticated evolution of the original. Combining unrivalled Range Rover heritage with cutting-edge technology – designed, engineered and manufactured in Britain – it meets the needs of today’s customers.

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“The Range Rover Evoque has been a phenomenal UK success over the past seven years. It’s proven very popular with customers from a broad range of segments with more than 60% of them being new to the Land Rover marque. “With a fifth of global retails being in the UK, I am extremely confident this will be a great second album taking Evoque to a new level of refinement, luxury and sustainability while preserving all the charm of the first model which defined the compact SUV market back in 2011.”
Rawdon Glover – Managing Director, Jaguar Land Rover UK

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Building on the original’s instantly-recognisable design, the new Range Rover Evoque is a sophisticated evolution of the distinctive coupé-like silhouette, typified by its distinctive fast roofline and rising waist, which unmistakably identify the Range Rover family.

The outstanding volume and proportions are amplified by its pronounced shoulders and powerful wheelarches that, alongside new 21-inch wheels, combine to create a strong and dynamic attitude.

The introduction of jewel-like elements such as super-slim Matrix LED headlamps provide a more sophisticated front and rear lamp graphic. Flush door handles add to the smooth, sculpted aesthetic, while sweeping directional indicators create a purposeful signature. Optional R-Dynamic details and burnished copper accents add to the unique appeal.

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Inside, the finely crafted design integrates uncluttered surfaces and simple lines with carefully curated materials to create a luxurious, minimalist, digital cabin. Technical textiles that use recycled plastics are offered as premium alternatives to leather, such as a Kvadrat wool blend and Miko Dinamica® suedecloth, as well as Eucalyptus and Ultrafabrics™ options. The cabin is designed to be a calm and serene space, ensuring comfortable, healthy and happy occupants, with technologies such as the twin touchscreen Touch Pro Duo system, featuring new, faster software, 16-way seat controls and cabin air ionisation that complement the increased interior space.

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“When Range Rover Evoque made its debut back in 2010, it transformed the world of compact SUVs and the new model is set to continue that remarkable journey. This characterful vehicle combines refinement and fun to create that all important emotional reaction that will turn heads and make people smile.”
Gerry McGovern, Land Rover Chief Design Officer

The footprint is almost identical, yet built on Land Rover’s new mixed-material Premium Transverse Architecture, there is more interior space than before. A longer wheelbase yields 20mm extra rear kneeroom and an increase in small item stowage – the larger glove box and centre cubby can now fit tablets, handbags and bottles with ease. The luggage space is 10 per cent larger (591 litres) as well as much wider and easily fits a folded pram or set of golf clubs, with space increasing to 1,383 litres when the flexible 40:20:40 second-row seats are folded.

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The new architecture has been developed for electrification, with a 48-volt mild-hybrid available at launch and a plug-in hybrid model offered around 12 months afterwards. The mild hybrid powertrain is a first for Land Rover and works by harvesting energy normally lost during deceleration thanks to the engine-mounted belt-integrated starter generator, storing it in the under-floor battery. At speeds below 11mph (17km/h), the engine will shut off while the driver applies the brakes. When pulling away, the stored energy is redeployed to assist the engine under acceleration and reduce fuel consumption. The result is a refined, quiet and efficient drive in built-up traffic heavy areas, in addition to efficiency savings.

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Available across the range (when specified with automatic gearbox) of four-cylinder Ingenium petrol and diesel engines, the mild hybrid delivers CO2 emissions from as low as 149g/km and fuel economy from 50.4mpg (based on the new NEDC Equivalent WLTP test procedure). If the customer chooses the 150PS diesel engine with front wheel drive, Evoque only emits 143g/km. An even more efficient plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) model and three-cylinder petrol Ingenium engine will also join the range next year.
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Every bit a Range Rover, the compact SUV combines all-terrain capability with all-weather assurance. New Evoque features All-Wheel Drive, as well as a second-generation Active Driveline with Driveline Disconnect to enhance efficiency and Adaptive Dynamics to deliver the optimum balance of comfort and agility. Terrain Response 2 – technology first found on full-size Range Rover – automatically detects the surface being driven on a adjusts the set-up accordingly, while Evoque can now wade through water up to 600mm (previously 500mm).

The famed Range Rover command driving position has jumped into the digital age, with a segment-first ‘ClearSight rear-view mirror’ that transforms into an HD video screen. If rear visibility is compromised by passengers or bulky items, the driver simply flicks a switch on the underside of the mirror and 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.

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The new Range Rover Evoque is also the first in the world to feature Ground View technology, which effectively makes the bonnet invisible by projecting camera imagery onto the upper touchscreen to show 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 and is the realisation of the Transparent Bonnet technology previewed by Land Rover in 2014.

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“Underneath the skin is an engineering and technical revolution. The architecture is all-new to accommodate both plug-in and mild hybrid systems, with only the door hinges remaining unchanged on the body. The chassis has been significantly reworked to make the most of the stiffer body, ensuring the characteristic ride comfort and refinement of a Range Rover. “Evoque is now smarter than ever. The software that sits behind the infotainment system has been refined to provide a more intuitive customer experience. On top of that we’ve added Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for seamless smartphone integration.”
Nick Rogers – Executive Director, Product Engineering, Jaguar Land Rover

Evoque is the first Land Rover with Smart Settings, which uses artificial intelligence algorithms to learn the driver’s preference and acts as an onboard butler. In addition to seat position, music and climate settings, Evoque can also control steering column preferences to maximise comfort and convenience.

Updated InControl Touch Pro Quick Guide sheds more light on the changes–Apple Music, Spotify & Amazon coming 2H19

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INFOTAINMENT QUICK GUIDE – INCONTROL TOUCH PRO – PDF (5 pages/1MB)

As awesome find from MBR on the UK’s fpaceforums gives us some new details on the 18C upgrade and what’s coming next year.  First – the most interesting details are in the footnotes:

***Start Footnotes

i Software version 18c; Infotainment systems with 8″ and 10″ screen

Confirming 18c is available on the 8” Jaguar models

ii For entertainment units with a 10″ screen from model year 17

Smartphone pack is for 10” MY17+ only – appears no CarPlay 8” Jaguars?

iii Approved content varies depending on the smartphone’s operating system. Please check your smartphone’s technical requirements to see if they are compatible with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto or Baidu Carlife.

iv You may have to select a different domain for country-specific information. Apple CarPlay compatible from iPhone 5 or later, according to manufacturer’s site. Android Auto compatible from Android 5.0 Lollipop or later, according to manufacturer’s site (as at September 2018).

v Plans are in place to support other streaming services such as Spotify, Apple Music or Amazon Music, most likely from the second half of 2019. vi Depending on the vehicle model and market. Please ask your dealer

More native streaming services on the way!

vii These functions are available for smartphones with a compatible Bluetooth profile (access to messages) and accepted access authorisation for Touch Pro.

viii Touch Pro updated to 17C or a later software version Vehicle with voice support (note: vehicles without voice control: X152 18MY, X152 19MY P1, L538C, all MY)

JLR vehicles not getting the voice-activated nav – X152: Jaguar F-Type & L538C: Range Rover Evoque Convertible – the first Land Rover with InControl Touch Pro

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****Full content follows

InControl Touch Pro Functions
Your current InControl Touch Pro offers a range of innovative features and functions designed to make your multimedia life easier and more convenient. A fresher design, intuitive menu structures and state-of-the-art connectivity ensure a safe and pleasant driving experience. Connect your smartphone to access apps, play music through the high-quality sound system and plan the best route to your destination. The most important infotainment additions and enhancement are outlined for you below.

Design of the user interface
The new and fresher design of your InControl Pro Duo user interface now features just three clearly structured main menu tiles. It contains new symbols and icons for additional functions as well as a clearer and more intuitive media player interface.
The colour schemes have also been updated. A light and a dark colour scheme can currently be selected for the 10″ Touch Pro screen. With this update, the colour schemes change automatically to suit the external lighting conditions.
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If you prefer a special colour scheme or do not want the colour scheme to change automatically, you should proceed as follows:
 Check the settings to see whether “Auto” or a colour scheme that you do not want is set by default.
 Switch to your preferred colour scheme

Smartphone package with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Baidu Carlife
Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Baidu Carlife are intelligent and secure solutions allowing you to use selected content and functions on your smartphone in your vehicle.
 To do so, use a cable to connect your smartphone to your vehicle’s USB connection. Your vehicle is then automatically detected (1).
 You can automatically access your smartphone’s functions via the relevant menu (2).
 You can switch between the connected smartphone and InControl Touch Pro’s other functions at any time (3 and 4).
 The connection is also displayed in the main menu of your InControl Touch Pro (5).

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For further information about Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, compatible smartphones, operating systems and available apps, visit the manufacturers’ sites at www.apple.com/carplay and www.android.com/autoiv.

Online media and access to connected audio equipment
For vehicles equipped with a mobile data connection, a range of audio streaming services are now available either via SIM card with data usage or via a Wi-Fi connection.

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In addition to TuneIn, which streams thousands of radio stations and podcasts from around the world, you can also use the music streaming service Deezer, provided that the vehicle has a live function.

Looking for your favourite songs on your smartphone? No problem! Simply use the convenient media search function for audio devices and smartphones via Bluetooth.
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Sending and receiving text messages
Touch Pro notifies users of incoming text messages and offers a range of interaction options:
 The text message can be read out to the user.
 The user can respond with predefined messages (selected from a list) or call the sender back.
 The user can send a predefined text message to any contact in their phone book.

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Voice-activated navigation input
After pressing the talk button on the steering wheel, users can voice-activate navigation guidance using simple commands. The InControl Touch Pro supports 18 languages and dialects, making it easy for anyone to navigate to a tourist attraction or a point-of-interest.
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Further highlights
 High-performance routing complete with intuitive search method and user-friendly interface.
 Supports USB sticks and CDs/DVDs and displays album covers for Bluetooth audio sources.
 Comfort functions for front air-conditioned seats, massage seats and premium rear massage seats
 Stable InControl apps, live apps and web browser.

Finally ~some~ official word on the InControl Touch Pro updates for pre-MY19 vehicles

Yesterday Jaguar Land Rover finally and officially announced the $300 Smartphone for MY19 vehicles.  As it turns out this was also the official announcement for the 18C software update; with that came some more small details.  It was also confirmed that 18C is the same on MY19 as it is on MY17 & MY18:

  • Voice command for Navigation functionality introduced for select models;
  • Major graphical refresh on the "Home," "Extra Features" and "Customizable Homepage" screens;
  • Minor user experience changes to the button and icon placement on "Media Screen"; and
  • Additional shortcut buttons on the home screen for key functions within Navigation, Media and Phone.

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The more interesting info is why there is so much confusion with regard to pre-MY19 owners getting their updates – some for free, some for a charge.  And for that I’ll quote the Jaguar Land Rover representative directly:

It’s not quite cut and dry. Customers are advised to visit their local retailer to determine if their vehicle can be retroactively updated. Not all cars are capable of being updated to accept Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. There are some technical parameters that need to be met in order to do the update – specifically a car must have 10" Touch Pro or Touch Pro Duo, with Pro Services and Connect Pro (i.e. WiFi and InControl Apps). Our vehicles are also fit with three different versions of the UIP (center armrest panel where the USB ports are located); CarPlay and Android Auto can only function on vehicles with the top two specifications of the UIP.

Pricing conditions for retrofitting Pre MY19 vehicles (MY17-18) are not defined by JLR, rather the dealers have independent control over the pricing. There is a significant amount of labor time involved in the update and since it’s not a warranty-able item, some retailers could decide to provide the update for free as a courtesy to customers while other retailers may choose to charge the customer a fee to align with the labor and what the New MY19 owners are paying for the smartphone pack ~ $300

So while that does clear up some of what’s going on – why can’t Jaguar Land Rover step up and provide a VIN decoder for MY17 & MY18 owners worldwide that can instantly show if the vehicle is compatible?

Calling all Jaguar Land Rover owners who have had 18C/Smartphone pack installed–we need your details!

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Jaguar Land Rover officially continues to keep mum on details for the latest InControl Touch Pro updates, so let’s see if we can help ourselves and get this sorted.

Regardless of having a Jaguar or Land Rover vehicle, please visit the link below and add your details to the thread.  Help your fellow owners who can’t get a consistent answer from JLR corporate or their own dealers.

https://www.rangerovers.net/forum/13-general-chatter/328932-incontrol-touch-pro-18c-smartphone-pack-process-cost-survey.html

🙂

Dear Land Rover (UK, USA, et al.), your CarPlay rollout sucks

Preface: Jaguar Land Rover, please prove me wrong on all that follows below.  I can’t wait to update this post and tell everyone how great you did in fixing yes another issue you have with tech and transparency.

So we’re just under a month from when “A spokesperson for the brands confirmed to MacRumors” that CarPlay/Android Auto was incoming.  But still nothing actually official from Jaguar Land Rover. 

  • Many dealers still seem to have no idea on what is or isn’t possible.
  • Many dealers just won’t upgrade an eligible vehicle.
  • Many dealers spread misinformation about how it’s going to work.
  • Does the upgrade cost $300?  Does it cost $400?  Is it free?

There’s still no official announcement on your website describing the process.  (Heck your website (USA) still says that InControl Touch Pro is only available on a 2017 Evoque)

I get messages like this daily because there’s so much confusion:

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How about a clear and informative page on your website that owners can refer their dealers to and everyone can get what they want and be happy 🙂

How about a page the owners can print out that the dealer can refer to in TOPIx, again with clear instructions on what needs to be done.  They can select their vehicle from a list and know what they can or can’t have, etc, etc…