Range Rover Evoque 2016 model year update: official details

Published: 16 February 2015

► First teaser of facelifted Evoque
► New headlamp graphics visible
► Full story at Geneva motor show

Oh yes, it’s another 2015 Geneva motor show teaser. This time it’s Land Rover, with the first official details of the facelifted Range Rover Evoque – a car we’ve already snapped out testing.

In true teaser fashion the above picture is all the bona fide visual info we’ve got to go on at the moment – and we’ve tried adjusting it in Photoshop to no avail. Based on that evidence, you’d be right to think there’s something new about the revised Range Rover Evoque’s headlights.

Range Rover Evoque 2016: the first Land Rover to get all-LED headlights

That’s right, those new daytime running lights are part of a new all-LED headlamp set-up for the updated Evoque – the first time any Land Rover product has used this lighting tech. These aren’t just basic LED lamps, either, but a full adaptive system.

Adaptive LED headlights are designed to give you the best possible view of the road ahead without dazzling other motorists. Land Rover hasn’t been specific about how its system works, except to say that it ‘provides superior illumination in dark conditions, following the curves of the road’.

What else is changing on the 2016 Range Rover Evoque?

Updating the look of Land Rover’s most successful single-generation model ever – 400,000 sold and counting – is going to be a delicate job, so don’t expect any radical changes in this regard. Expect a fresh game of spot the difference, in fact.

But the brand has confirmed a new engine line-up – so that’s another home for the Ingenium petrols and diesels, then – plus new ‘safety and convenience’ features and an interior refresh. This last is almost certain to include climate control knobs with built-in displays, like the F-Type and Discovery Sport.

When will we know more about the 2016 Range Rover Evoque?

Land Rover is referring to the new Evoque as the 2016 model year in American fashion, meaning it will actually be on sale in 2015, probably not long after its debut at the Geneva motor show in March.

The next round of details is due on Monday 23 February, so we’ll bring you more then.

Range Rover is also plotting a convertible version of the Evoque, which we’ve spied racking up test miles on the road – read more about it here

By CJ Hubbard

Head of the Bauer Automotive Hub, road tester, organiser, extremely variable average wheel count