RR Evoque: driven to extremes
The hottest, muddiest, coldest, glitziest test in history: we go global in the baby Rangey
Posted: 09 Dec 2011
Iceland is a country where you learn not to expect just the unexpected, but also the frankly implausible. Earlier, on Iceland's main highway (yes, there is just one), we swept past Eyjafjallajökull - the volcano that last year grounded virtually every plane in Europe and covered most of Iceland in thick sooty ash - looking as peaceful and dormant as a Cotswolds hill.
Barrelling at 60mph next to the sea on the main road under a sunny sky, the Evoque's temperature gauge reading a balmy 15°C, we hit a half-mile long patch of snow across the road. Eh? Cue a wild, panicking slide towards a tour bus heading the other way, a slide the Evoque managed to collect about 20 yards before we wiped out a sizeable chunk of Iceland's pensioner population. No idea how the snow came to be there. I mention it to a few Icelanders. They shrug and nod. This kind of thing happens here.