On the road, it’s wonderfully refined, whichever engine is under the bonnet, and there’s very little wind or road noise. Ride quality is especially good on cars with 17in or 18in wheels, and traction in slippery conditions is excellent and grip levels strong. It is, as you might expect, very capable off road, too.
Visibility is good aside from some fairly chunky roof pillars and a shallow rear window, but parking sensors and cameras mitigate some of those issues. Material quality is high, plus there’s even the option of finding an Evoque with a vegan-friendly Eucalyptus textile pack.
The infotainment is a real step up from the previous car’s. It responds promptly to inputs and has a simple, more intuitive menu layout.
Space is good for tall people up front – even with the panoramic roof – and pretty good in the rear. A buggy or a set of golf clubs can be stowed in the boot without issue, and a standard 40/20/40-split folding rear seat improves flexibility, and those seats fold flat, too.
Our top spec
S: Standard kit is generous, but an S model also gets the Pro version of the Pivi infotainment and a few extra luxuries. Any trim level after this gets 20in alloy wheels that do the ride no favours.
Need to know
You’ll need at least £25k to get an early, entry-level D150. Spend £25k-£30k on a 2020 model, depending on trim, £30k- £35k on a 2021 car and £35k and above on a 2022 version.