This week I am behind the wheel of the 2015 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque. Land Rover has essentially split its North American line-up into two branches: Range Rover and Discovery, with the Discovery Sport coming on-line this year to replace the LR2 and the full-size Discovery taking the place of the LR4 after that.
The Range Rover Evoque, whatever its platform similarities to the LR2/Discovery Sport, is intended to serve as the entry-point into the high-end Range Rover family rather than the family-oriented Discovery side of the showroom. As such it offers distinctive styling (which intrudes somewhat into cargo space and rear headroom), as well as a two-door option and an interior that is a cut above what was previously offered by the same-size LR2.
I’m looking forward to plowing through the forecasted holiday storms this week in style. I’ll check back in Friday with an update on how the Range Rover Evoque handled itself in the freezing rain and snow.