Technologies on offer include a new twin touchscreen Touch Pro Duo system similar to Merc’s MBUX, 16-way electric seat controls, and even cabin air ionization in high-end derivatives. It also comes with smart settings that use artificial intelligence algorithms to learn the driver’s preference and acts as an onboard butler. In addition to seat position, music and climate settings, the Evoque can also control steering column preferences to maximise comfort.
A segment-first ClearSight rear-view mirror that transforms into an HD video screen is also available. If rear visibility is compromised by passengers or bulky items, the driver simply flicks a switch on the bottom of the mirror and a camera feed from the top of the car displays what is behind the vehicle in crisp, high-definition, 50-degree field of vision even in low light situations.
The updated Evoque is also the first vehicle to feature ground view technology. This feature projects camera imagery onto the upper touchscreen to show the driver a 180-degree front view, effectively making the bonnet invisible for better negotiating of difficult parking spaces, kerbs or tackling rough terrain.
But it’s the striking new aesthetics that pull us in. With super-slim Matrix LED headlamps both front and rear, the new Evoque has a look similar to that of the gorgeous Range Rover Velar. Optional R-Dynamic details and burnished copper accents are also on offer.