If Hollywood’s latest female superhero Captain Marvel is looking for a new car, then Range Rover’s new second-generation Evoque could be just the ticket for her.
Not only does this smart and sassy compact luxury SUV feature clever X-Ray vision that enables the driver to see what dangers and potholes lurk out of sight under the vehicle on or off the road, it also has eyes in the back of its head that give you a much clearer view of what’s looming behind.
It even has a Vegan option of soft and stylish interior fabrics using recycled plastic bottles and plant-based fibres as an alternative to traditional leather, and has been planned from the start with electrification and hybrid power in mind.
And I was among the first to test drive this mini-marvel at its global launch this week in Greece – home of the ancient superheroes.
The new Evoque has 591 litres of boot space that increases to 1,383 litres with the flexible 40:20:40 second-row seats folded
The self-learning technology recognises the driver from their key fob and phone and will set up their seat and steering column position on approach, allowing for up to eight profiles to be registered.
After a few journeys, Evoque remembers the driver’s preferred temperature settings, media preferences and commonly dialled numbers depending on the time or day of the week – it will even remember seat massage settings.
It should hold its value too.
Independent pricing experts at cap hpi say the new baby Range Rover Evoque priced from £31,600 for the entry-level D150 FWD (with monthly deals from £245 per month after a £7,500 deposit) will enjoy class leading residual value when deliveries begin in Spring.
After three years or 36,000 miles the second-generation Evoque range will retain 63 per cent of its value on average with the best-performing Evoque R-Dynamic S P250 model costing £41,350 and keeping 67.4 per cent of its value.
It had a celebrity unveiling in November attended by Bodyguard star and Bond contender Richard Madden, supermodel David Gandy, Mollie King, singer Pixie Lott, and Millie Mackintosh at London’s Old Truman Brewery.
Get your order in now, Captain Marvel.