For anyone considering an Evoque on Contract hire or a lease, it definitely worth looking at the Ford Kuga. When the Kuga was developed, it was a sister car to the Freelander and then Freelander 2 as Ford owned Landrover at the time.
The chassis and drive train of the Freelander/Freelander 2 carried over to the Evoque, a drive train shared with the Kuga. The 4wd system is that developed by Haldex, using a central electric clutch to drive the rear wheels, which in turn have a central electric clutch in between them. This allows the system to divert power to the wheel which is moving slowest, which will be the one with most grip in most cases.
Another example of the car for car consideration is the VW Tiguan vs. the Skoda Yeti. The two cars share the exact platform, many engines and the same drive trains, but right now you can lease a Skoda Yeti from as little as £179 per month. Top Gear rave about this car and Carlease customers running them day to day are really happy, reliability has been superb and as a winter vehicle they excel.