RR Evoque: driven to extremes
The hottest, muddiest, coldest, glitziest test in history: we go global in the baby Rangey
Posted: 09 Dec 2011
This is why. Ever since the concept was unveiled three years ago, the British media
has frotted obsequiously about the Evoque, proclaiming it the greatest breakthrough since Señor Breadslicer patented his eponymous invention. I, however, have maintained a stony scepticism.
Yes, it's a nice-looking thing but, beyond that, what's so special about a hatch-SUV crossover? The BMW X1 and Mini Countryman - not to mention the Nissan Qashqai and Skoda Yeti - got there first. And let's not even get started on the three-door version, the car we have here in Scotland today, which surely doesn't simply shoot itself in the foot, but takes a claymore to its own thigh for good measure. An SUV for parents who care about their kids, but not enough to give them their own doors? Genius, truly genius.