Having driven an Evoque off road I can tell you without doubt you are all wrong. It's a lot more capable than it's looks might suggest. Ok it's no Defender but that's not the point. Land Rover like all other vehicle manufacturers has got to move with the times...
Btw the road bike looks quite nice, a bit like a Neil Pryde? Not sure I like bikes with car brand names though, whoever they may be...
All the electrical assistance in the world won't make a car perform off road well if it cannot get over a slightest bump to get off road in the first place.
I am sure it will do a great job on a muddy slope, or in a few inches of snow, but as soon as it faces the slightest drift or variation in surface it will be stranded.
That is not an issue if the driver is aware of the limitations, but let us not pretend it is anything comparable to a standard Range Rover.
The problem to me is that they have transmuted the Range Rover model into a brand.
Interesting to hear people suggesting Land Rover need to 'move on'.
I wonder how many remember the new Discovery was a success, not a failure. The Range Rover is aspirational, hence the brisk sales of the accessibly priced Sport.
The Freelander offered an entry level experience of the Land Rover magic, and there lay its purpose and the reason for its success.
To me the Evoke is merely offering the faux muscle styling of so many Eastern pseudo 4x4s with a Range Rover badge.
If that is what Land Rover want to do, so be it.
If I want a soft skinned monocoque construction vehicle that cannot be repaired in the field nor thrown around off road without incurring high specialist repair costs then perhaps I might think about an Evoke or the new Defender when it comes out.
For me Land Rover have moved towards the brands that were emulating them, and that is a retrograde step.
There would be little to persuade me for the Evoke over the tried and tested alternatives like the Toyota Land Cruiser.
The badge really means nothing any more when it comes to a Land Rover.