It seems even the world’s most enduring brands can still enjoy a full scale resurgence, and that’s exactly what’s been happening to the quintessentially British 4×4 maker Land Rover since it launched its first compact SUV in 2011 – the Range Rover Evoque.
It’s a fair claim that the Evoque’s instant success was entirely due to its ultra-contemporary styling that mirrored the LRX concept car’s head-turning design from the 2008 North American International Motor Show.
But now its time for the Evoque’s second coming, with a host of new enhancements both inside and out as well as a brand new 2.0-litre diesel engine to replace the ageing Ford-derived 2.2-litre oil-burner.
The new Ingenium engine is the first of a new family of high-efficiency engines that will power JLR product well into the future, and is designed and built entirely in house at Jaguar Land Rover’s brand new £550 million manufacturing facility at Wolverhampton in the UK.
It’s a welcome step in the right direction, but it’s not the only change for MY 2016.