Range Rover Evoques (2011) caught testing by reader

Published: 23 November 2010

CAR reader Ronald Potter got more than he bargained for when he was driving along a snowy pass in Glenshee, Scotland.

He spied a pair of Range Rover Evoques on test. Hard to miss them really, bearing the stripy orange and blue tiger-stripe disguises and ‘Hello Paris’ signage of the late prototypes. Surely a case of geographical confusion.

Ronald Potter’s scoop

‘I caught these two vehicles that I think are either a new Freelander or the Evoque testing whilst up at Glenshee in Scotland,’ Ronald told us.

‘The photos were taken earlier in November 2010. Looks like a three-door and a five-door version to me.’

Range Rover Evoque: the background

Ronald’s spot on. Land Rover formally unveiled the five-door Evoque at last week’s Los Angeles auto show; it’s a taller-roofed version of the eye-catching three-door ‘coupe’ first shown at an event in London in summer 2010.

However, the majority of sales will in fact be of five-door Evoques. The two share the same roof pressing, but the five-door Evoque has longer A-pillars, so the roof is mounted higher up. There’s less tumblehome, too – the side windows are less angled, allowing more space for rear-seat passengers.

It’s another good spot by a CAR Online reader. And a reminder that Scottish roads can be hit by snow as early as November!

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By Tim Pollard

Editorial director of CAR's digital publishing arm. Motoring news magnet