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STYLING | 9 out of 10
With its bulbous wheel arches, squinting headlights, shallow windows and dramatically sloping roof line, the Evoque has cartoonlike proportions.
The Land Rover LR2 and Range Rover Evoque must rank as two of the best-differentiated platform mates out there.
With its rising beltline and rear-sloping roof, the LRX was reminiscent of the Mini Cooper, albeit on a somewhat larger scale
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This thing is going to sell by the shipload for one basic reason: It looks cool.
And it is a pleasure to finally say, after so many other vehicles that need excuses for their mug shots, the Evoque is equally alluring in photos and in person. The bulldog composition of its big face that tapers to a svelte tail, to our eye, works in every color.
A sexy fusion of its own LRX concept vehicle and--of course--the MINI Cooper, the 2013 Range Rover Evoque is the first coupe-like SUV to really work. It's an aesthetic home run from the outside, and pretty successful inside as well.
From launch, Land Rover took pains to associate the Evoque with fashion, including a special edition by Victoria Beckham. Even without the celebrity endorsements, the Evoque is convincingly stylish. In fact, the Evoque is the most stunning SUV or crossover we've yet laid eyes on. At the front, the bull bar gives a powerful look, with the Land Rover grille fitting the smaller Evoque's front well; a chopped, channeled silhouette gives a sense of motion, and the cutline details curve over the wheel arches, exuding power and stability. The sloping, angular roofline and reverse wedge of the glass make instant-classic proportions, accented by the availability of contrasting roof colors.
Inside, trims can range from sleek, cool metallic to warm, inviting wood; either way, the suggestion of the larger Range Rovers is present without making a mockery of the Evoque's small size. Large, rounded gauges feature front and center before the driver, while cut-corner rectangles frame the controls. Dynamic models mix bright color and trim combinations, while Prestige versions mellow out with earthier tones. Under it all, there's a depth and quality to the look, enhanced by ambient LEDs in driver-selectable colors--and which turn red in Dynamic models when sport mode is engaged.
Tweaks to the look for 2013 include a revised grille with black Land Rover logo inset, a new wheel finish on Prestige models, and the availability of a contrasting roof color on all models.
Stylish and compact, the 2013 Range Rover Evoque still somehow manages to show its Land Rover roots.