Is there anything interesting about its design?
A mesmerising combination of Imperial Stormtrooper and Exocet missile, the Evoque exudes character and confidence.
A piercing stare from sharply angled headlights is backed up by pumped up wheel arches filled with large rims to create a muscular, borderline angry stance.
Character lines along the side of the car are angled up as they move towards the rear, while the roofline slopes down. The result is a strongly tapered glass area and a feeling of aggressive forward motion, even when the car's standing still.
Signature design cues include blacked out window and door pillars to create a floating roof effect, as well as a geometric tail-light treatment, retained in the convertible, even though its rear section has been substantially re-engineered to accommodate a 'Z-fold' fabric roof (structured to retain the Evoque's distinctive silhouette when in place).
The interior retains the chiselled-from-stone look, with a broad centre console sweeping up between the front seats to join the dash. Brushed metal inserts enhance the weapons-grade feel, with broad surfaces containing neatly integrated segments for multimedia, air con, instruments and other controls.
Produced at Jaguar Land Rover's Halewood plant in the UK, the standard of fit and finish is excellent, with high quality cloth and leather upholstery combined with soft-touch materials around the dash, doors and storage areas.