Two aspects in particular of the silhouette of the new Evoque remain unmistakable: the clamshell bonnet that intersects with the wheel arch and the equally iconic rear window, “as thin as a letterbox, in a short and snappy rear volume”, adds Frascella. The problem of the limited rear visibility, a sore point with the previous model, has been solved by technology: the new ClearSight Rear View Mirror connected to a camera system transforms the interior rear-view mirror into a high-resolution screen.
“One of the challenges was to seamlessly integrate the most advanced technology into a cabin of great elegance, still on the cutting edge of modern design, but different from the original”, explains Alan Sheppard, Interior Design Director. “However, the typical Land Rover Dna, with its high seating position and architectural structure, is still recognisable in the sense of well-being it conveys.”
(Full article in A&D no. 236)