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Irish Car+Travel Magazine: New RR Evoque gains five stars

The new Range Rover Evoque has been awarded a top five-star Euro NCAP safety rating in that independent body’s toughest testing programme to date, writes Trish Whelan.

The luxury compact SUV scored 94 per cent for adult occupant safety - the highest score of any Jaguar or Land Rover product to date. It also received 87 per cent for child occupant safety.

Built on Land Rover’s new Premium TransverseArchitecture, the new RR Evoque comes with the latest advanced driver assistance features, including Emergency Braking; Lane Keep Assist; front and rear parking aids; and a rear camera as standard. There is a comprehensive system of airbags and restraints throughout the cabin, including a pedestrian airbag.

Advanced technologies include Land Rover’s ClearSight Rear View Mirror which transforms into an HD video screen at the flick of a switch. It offers a wider 50-deg field of vision and superior low light visibility by displaying a rear-facing camera feed from the top of the car. It is useful when carrying passengers in the second row, or bulky items in the rear loadspace that obscure the view behind.

ClearSight Ground View technology is also available, effectively making the bonnet invisible by projecting camera imagery onto the upper touchscreen to show the driver a 180-deg view under the front of the vehicle. This is useful when negotiating difficult parking spaces, navigating high city centre kerbs or for tackling rough terrain.

The new RR Evoque is available to order now, priced from €42,856.