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Is the Evoque a landmark vehicle. ?
Jonathon555
 

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Is the Evoque a landmark vehicle. ?

Sometimes a vehicle comes along that changes the rules, is the Evoque one of those vehicles ?

It creates a new market , moves the games on & goes down in history as a landmark. Such vehicles as the Audi quattro, mk1 golf gti , renault espace etc ..... All created a new market & changed the rules for forever

I think the Evoque is a game changer and its British !

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12-05-2012 08:53pm
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smayo
 

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RE: Is the Evoque a landmark vehicle. ?

I don't think so.

Oh it does a lot of things very well, but nothing game changing IMO.
The only thing that it has in bucket loads over the competition is looks.

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12-05-2012 09:00pm
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ytshome
 

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RE: Is the Evoque a landmark vehicle. ?

Not a game changer no. Very good looking, with a nice interior ( I would have said excellent if it were not for some of the cheap plastics around the steering wheel) and will certainly have shaken the opposition. However, for it to be a game changer to me it would have to drive a little better, be a lot more economical and use some better materials in places where it's tried to save money.

That said, I washed her today and she looked great and made me feel very lucky. I'm pleased and as it stands struggle to see anything outside a FFRR that comes anywhere close to floating my boat.

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12-05-2012 09:10pm
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Jonathon555
 

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RE: Is the Evoque a landmark vehicle. ?

Style / value / quality / ability

Many pretenders have tried , but normally fall down on ability.

Q3 Q5 X3 X5 XC90 XC60 ....... Etc

All a disaster off road or in snow

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12-05-2012 09:10pm
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Blackseries
 

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RE: Is the Evoque a landmark vehicle. ?

(12-05-2012 09:00pm)smayo Wrote:  Oh it does a lot of things very well, but nothing game changing IMO.
The only thing that it has in bucket loads over the competition is looks.

I think there are 2 things that make the Evoque a landmark car and these are its design and the level of luxury for its size.

Very rarely do you get a clean sheet design exercise that then becomes a production reality, virtually untouched. Plus without exception all the other cars in this sector are pretty much the result of a corporate jigsaw design .... the corporate grill plus the corporate window profile plus corporate light cluster.
Yes the Evoque is instantly recognisable as a Land Rover product but all the elements are unique to the car..... interestingly the Porsche Macan is not due out for 18months but its design looks old next to the Evoque ..... because we’ve seen it all before ..... just a bit bigger.
If a car makes everything else around it (including cars yet to be launched) look old fashioned then surely that is the definition of a landmark car.

The second point is the level of luxury that’s available in a car of this size ... ok others COULD have done it before but they didn’t. Others will follow ..... and that is what makes it a landmark car.

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12-05-2012 09:43pm
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Mudi1
 

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RE: Is the Evoque a landmark vehicle. ?

My Dad told me I have the new wag car! I was very insulted, but unfortunately that may have been the market LR was aiming for (21st century yuppies) aargh!

I like the car for the looks etc. but i am really put off things associated with 'fashion or what's in'. (will never by Burberry, Milano blancs etc.) as fashion fades, but classics don't.
12-05-2012 10:24pm
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Straydox
 

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RE: Is the Evoque a landmark vehicle. ?

(12-05-2012 09:43pm)Blackseries Wrote:  I think there are 2 things that make the Evoque a landmark car and these are its design and the level of luxury for its size.

Very rarely do you get a clean sheet design exercise that then becomes a production reality, virtually untouched. Plus without exception all the other cars in this sector are pretty much the result of a corporate jigsaw design .... the corporate grill plus the corporate window profile plus corporate light cluster.
Yes the Evoque is instantly recognisable as a Land Rover product but all the elements are unique to the car..... interestingly the Porsche Macan is not due out for 18months but its design looks old next to the Evoque ..... because we’ve seen it all before ..... just a bit bigger.
If a car makes everything else around it (including cars yet to be launched) look old fashioned then surely that is the definition of a landmark car.

The second point is the level of luxury that’s available in a car of this size ... ok others COULD have done it before but they didn’t. Others will follow ..... and that is what makes it a landmark car.

+1

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13-05-2012 01:40am
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J77
 

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RE: Is the Evoque a landmark vehicle. ?

I think for LR the Evoque is a landmark it's a completely new direction for them and overall they have got it right, yes there are things that can be improved and for some owners quality control issues that need to be addressed but as I said overall it's a stunning little car.

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13-05-2012 02:15pm
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broady43
 

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RE: Is the Evoque a landmark vehicle. ?

Absolutely,I have brought this up on a previous thread "iconic".

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13-05-2012 10:07pm
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Belvoirbloke
 

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RE: Is the Evoque a landmark vehicle. ?

Mine is due to arrive this week. Even after 2 test drive days and endless looking at the configurator and google images, I still have no clear picture in my mind’s eye how the car looks. It’s proportions are very special, both big and small at the same time, it is truly unique. The car's design detailing has been meticulously thought through with great talent and artistry, so it is benchmark, landmark, whatever the turn of phrase. Maybe it falls along side the DS, Mini, R5 and a few others for it’s cohesive design quality. Its predecessors were also not free of nasty bits of plastic here and there but it didn’t spoil the joy of owning one for a moment.
Perhaps Evoque is a very appropriate name, conjuring up an essence of daring to style from the past ?

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15-05-2012 12:24am
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