It's no secret that the Range Rover Evoque has been a major hit for Land Rover, which is why its first nip and tuck keeps things on the subtle side.
Styling changes have been kept to a minimum in this upgrade, with the Evoque gaining new alloy wheel designs, a new style of Land Rover badge and fresh colour options for the interior.
However, the classy crossover does gain a glut of new technological items, including a nine-speed automatic gearbox, a cutting-edge all-wheel drive option and some new driver assistance technologies.
With its wide spread of ratios and lightning-quick gear-changes (said to be "below the threshold of perception"), the new ZF nine-speed transmission helps reduce fuel consumption by up to 11.4 percent. Furthermore, its adaptive shift programme promptly matches driving style.
The gearbox is mated to the familiar spread of diesel and petrol engines, comprising the 420Nm 2.2-litre turbodiesel available in 110kW and 140kW guises and the 177kW/340Nm 2-litre turbopetrol.
As for dynamics, the Evoque can be ordered with Active Driveline, which Land Rover describes as a world first. It improves fuel economy by operating in front-wheel drive only during steady driving at speeds above 35km/h, but can also reconnect four-wheel drive within 300 milliseconds when the system deems it necessary.
Some new driver assistance features make their debut on the 2014 Evoque and they'll come in particularly handy for those not too adept in the art of parking.
The existing semi-automatic parallel parking device is taken a step further with the Perpendicular Park and Park Exit features that allow the vehicle to position itself centrally within a parking pay and automatically exit a parallel parking space.
The latest Evoque can also be ordered with Closing Vehicle Sensing and Reverse Traffic Detection to warn drivers of other traffic.