Our customers, person or business, looking for the best Range Rover Evoque leasing deals tend to know they want that car.
As one of the most searched for vehicle online for probably the last 5-7 years, Range Rover have produced and all-round winner which has consistently sold above its main rivals – think BMW X2, Mercedes GLA and the Audi Q3.
So is the Evoque the ideal car to lease? In fairness, Land Rover released this car at an important time where the UK automotive market was shifting into the SUVs and moving away from estate and MPV vehicles.
The Range Rover Sport has always been that aspirational car – footballers, celebrities, wealthy and even those in agriculture have always enjoyed it.
However, the price of the vehicle significantly limits the available market and so the Evoque provided an opportunity for the regular hard working individuals and small companies to buy/lease it and enjoy the luxury of the Range Rover brand. Since the latest model was launched, which looks as per the one shown here, there have been some noticeably small dents in the Evoque armour. Competition is getting tighter, Evoque pricing has been increasing and fuel choice decision are making customers think carefully about their next new car.
This is perhaps the only spanner in the works in that the Evoque is currently being sold in petrol or diesel format only. This is in contrast to the popular searches now surrounding hybrid/PHEV AWD and SUV lease deals.
A huge thank-you to the Williams Land Rover corporate team for bringing the Evoque demonstration vehicle to the CarLease UK team. The Manchester team are just about to complete a move across to Trafford park, where their Jaguar and Land Rover product will be available at a huge experience centre.
For any personal or business customers looking to review and test-drive this product, speak to their team and visit their new site. This is set to be one of the biggest dealer hubs in the UK.
When choosing the right fuel we try to stress to customers that they don’t need to make any knee-jerk reactions or make a decision purely on the monthly rental/cost.
The growth of alternative fuel choices which are combining electric technologies are making customers think more carefully.
In order to help our customers make the right fuel choice for their next vehicle we now have a “Fuel Decision Tree”. The key to using the tool is to think carefully about your driving styles and behaviours.
Electric cars are very popular at the moment and a lot of the literature being disseminated is confusing and not all of it is correct.
We are at a seminal point in 2019 and attitudes towards fuel is changing as the UK has to achieve certain emission targets, car manufacturers have to achieve certain targets, people are more environmentally minded and company cars are becoming unpalatable for those using a combustion engine.
Between Government, manufacturers and suppliers/leasing companies, we are trying to put together effective working practices which will make sure customers receive the right vehicle (for the right price).
The move in fuels is very clear with the Evoque. At the point of launch, the 2.2 diesel engine was the most popular and it was a rarity if a petrol engine was requested. When the 2.0 ingenium diesel engine was introduced across the range, the same could be said in that diesel was still the most popular route. However, the diesel and emissions scandals followed by concerns about diesel particulate matter and NOx, has pushed customers away from this is as fuel choice number one.
This created significant hurt and issues for the brand as a whole, as diesel contributes to about 90%+ of their fleet!
Thankfully this has served as a catalyst for changes and the immensely popular petrol PHEV technology in the new Rand Rover Sport and full size Range Rover (https://www.carlease.uk.com/deals/land-rover/range-rover/estate/20-p400e-vogue-4dr-auto). Add to that a fully-electric Jaguar I-Pace, and you have some comfort that the group are thinking long-term.
Of course the moves under WLTP and RDE2 are giving customer complete confidence in the product they are choosing. For our higher-mileage users, the diesel is still a genuine option and should not be disregarded immediately.
In terms of the car shown here, the Land Rover RANGE ROVER EVOQUE DIESEL HATCHBACK 2.0 D180 SE 5dr Auto, this is based on the following configuration:
Metallic Paint – Santorini black
Perforated grained leather – Ebony
Gradated linear bright aluminium trim finisher
Light oyster morzine headlining
20″ 5 split spoke gloss sparkle silver alloy wheels – Style 5076
In terms of model lines, you have to select one of the 3:
R-Dynamic – adds the R-Dynamic features such as gloss black surround, shadow atlas tailgate script and satin grey bumpers;
First Edition – the special edition adds matrix LED headlights, panoramic roof, black contrast roof, fog lights, headlight power wash and auto dimming power-folding mirrors with approach lights.
After that, you then choose from one of four specification options:
Base – 17” alloys, LED headlights, heated door mirrors, manual tailgate, 8-way heated manual seats, ebony fabric seats, leather steering wheel, 10” touch screen, rear camera, lane keep assist, front and rear parking aid, cruise control and speed limiter;
S – this upgrades the allows to 18” and adds auto dimming rear view mirror, 10-yway electric seats, ebony grained leather, navigation pro, connect pro, smartphone pack, traffic sign recognition and adaptive speed limiter;
SE – see below;
HSE – the top of the tree adds 20” alloys, premium LED headlights, auto beam assist, automatic headlight levelling, clearsight interior rear view mirror, keyless entry, 16-way electric memory seats, Windsor leather seats, leather steering wheel with Atlas bezel, touch pro duo, meridian sound system, park pack an driver pack.
As standard the SE includes premium LED headlights with signature DRL, emergency braking, powered tailgate/boot lid, ambient interior lighting, auto dimming interior, carpet mats, 20” alloys, rear view camera, 14-way electric heated front seats, cruise control, leather steering wheel grained lather, sound system with 180W 6 speakers, auto high beam assist, heated washer jets, heated windscreen, rain sensing windscreen wipers, DSC, electronic traction control, hill descent control, hill start assist, passive suspension, Apply carplay/android auto, InControl apps, Bluetooth, 360 degree parking aid, lane keep assist, park assist, rear traffic monitor, traffic sign recognition, push button starter, smart settings, navigation pro system, power folding and auto-dimming heated door mirrors, steering wheel mounted controls, tailgate spoiler, DAB radio, climate control, 40/20 split folding seats, intrusion sensor, immobiliser and alarm.
In terms of additional options consider adding – privacy glass, 360 degree surround camera, powered gesture tailgate and clearsight interior mirror.
On the technical-side, company car and business users can note the P11d at £42,600.00 and CO2 at 150g/km. The 1999CC 9 speed auto diesel engine delivers 180ps, 54.1 combined MPG (EC), 38.4 (WLTP), 0-62 time of 9.3 seconds and service intervals of 24 months or 21,000 miles (whichever is sooner).
So would the Evoque be your select car leasing option?