When a person spends RM475k on a little crossover such as the Range Rover Evoque, when they can get a much larger, more powerful vehicle such as the BMW X5 xDrive45e PHEV launched recently for less, it speaks volumes of their preference and taste.

It’s hard to imagine anyone buying an Evoque if “value for money” is top on their priority list. Just like how those who’d spend thousands on Prada slippers wouldn’t think about that RM19.90 pair from Fippers, which will do the same job.

The new Range Rover Evoque may not have Victoria Beckham’s name associated to it, nor would David Beckham’s be needed. Adopting a somewhat similar design both on the inside and out, as the much larger Range Rover Velar we reviewed last year, there’s enough in the Evoque to draw attention without being too loud or brash.

There’s plenty of muscle to go with those good looks too. Its 2.0-litre engine gets you 249 hp and 365 Nm and although it may not sound like much for a 1.8-tonne vehicle, there’s plenty of performance for your A to Bs and the occasional interstate travelling. Just don’t try to outrun the equivalent-priced Porsche Macan; to “save face”.

Overall, despite a few shortcomings, there’s still more to like than loathe about the Evoque but we’ll leave it to you to find out in the video.

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Regularly spend countless hours online looking at cars and parts I can't afford to buy. How a car makes you feel behind the wheel should be more important than the brand it represents - unless resale value is your thing.