Looking leaner

AN MY16 update for Range Roverís fashion-forward Evoque brings extra equipment, including auto braking, rain-sensing wipers and parking sensors. But still no reversing camera.

Itís all change with the model line-up. Pure Tech and Prestige have been ditched as the Evoque is brought into line with other Rangies Ė think SE and HSE Ė although Pure remains the starter.

Range Rover has also sliced the range, with most of the manuals dropped (cue loud booing from the Wheels office) and the 36 options whittled back to 14. Previously, half the line-up consisted of coupes; itís now just four models. And the unusual $1500 premium previously applied to the three-door is now gone.

Under the bonnet enters JLRís new Ingenium turbo-diesel, though the Ford-sourced petrol remains (for now). Power on 180 models is down 8kW compared to the old diesel, but torque is up 10Nm. Power in the 150s is identical but torque drops 20Nm.