New 2019 Range Rover Evoque has passed its round of Euro NCAP testing with flying colours, a five-star safety rating it is. Evoque in now available in its 2nd-gen avatar, having first been launch back in 2011.
In its recent Euro NCAP testing, the 2019 Range Rover Evoque has scored higher ratings for adult and child occupant protection than its predecessor.
Adult protection rating is at 94 percent, and child protection rating at 87 percent. For an adult occupant, the passenger compartment remained stable in the frontal offset test with good protection of knees and femurs of both, driver and passenger. Protection was good for all critical body areas of the passenger.
For full-width rigid barrier test, protection was good or adequate for the driver and rear passenger. In the side barrier test, protection was good for all critical body areas, and maximum points were awarded. For side pole impact, chest protection was adequate, and to other parts was good. Evoque autonomous emergency braking (AEB) system scored max points when tested for functionality at low speeds, typical of city driving, which is when many a whiplash injury occurs.
Following the test result, new Evoque is the safest Land Rover car ever tested by Euro NCAP. Pedestrian protection rating is at 72 percent, and safety assist technology rating at 73 percent.
Evoque’s ‘active’ bonnet, and sensors in the bumper detect if there’s been contact with a pedestrian. Actuators raise the bonnet surface for greater clearance to hard structures in the engine compartment. Airbag deployment provides additional protection. The bumper provides good protection to pedestrians’ legs. Pelvis protection results were mixed. AEB detects vulnerable road users, Evoque offers adequate performance with pedestrians and marginal performance when detecting cyclists.
Automatic emergency braking system scored maximum points in tests of its functionality at city speeds. Evoque lane support system helps avoid drifting out of lane. Front and rear seatbelt reminders, and driver-set speed assistance system feature as standard. The speed limit recognition system available as an option was not tested.