2019 Evgenis Sphinx
Is there anywhere we can’t reach? This is the task our latest and greatest offering brings to the table for our first reveal of 2019. A car design to go everywhere and anywhere. The Sphinx is here to prove that crossovers aren’t just a gimmick or a fad, but they are true everyday cars that can do simply anything. And unlike many others in this segment, our promise to you is that the Sphinx can truly go further.
This latest generation of the Sphinx is here to once again, like all models prior, revolutionise the segment with our latest offerings in technology, design and luxury to ensure that we always stay true to what we are and what we do. “Premium, standard.”
Similar to our latest models revealed in 2018, the Sphinx incorporates many of the key styling cues and core values that people have grown to love on all of our models, will still retaining a degree of identity and uniqueness within the range. The Sphinx also adds some new and exciting elements to the design for 2019, many of which you will see in future reveals this year. Furthermore, we wanted the vehicle to feel and look like the luxury vehicle it is, meaning even the finest of details have been taken into account, and all technological advances have been designed to enhance and compliment the lines throughout.
Towards the front of the vehicle, the integration theme apparent on previous unveilings continues, meaning a sleek headlight design runs seamlessly into a bold and imposing grille that embraces the lower section of the headlight cluster. Naturally, the company logo takes centre stage within this grille, now with a chequered chrome design. A large chrome strip runs from one side to the other above the grille and finishing at the headlight clusters,with a further low strip seamlessly integrating into the DRLs, adding a further element of classiness.
The lower section of the front of the vehicle is designed to give a sense of muscularity and ruggedness, while also retaining the key charm and professionalism we strive to include within all our models. This extra ruggedness isn’t that usual of an Evgenis, but we really wanted to send across the message that this is a car that can take the rough stuff.
Heading around to the rear section of the Sphinx, a trend that began with the Basilisk has made a return once more with a light cluster embraces and being integrated within a section of gloss back, adding an extra touch of class to the vehicle. New to this vehicle is a light bar that runs across the car and a new and more interesting internal design to the lighting cluster. As with all models in 2018, the model name takes centre stage on the centre of the boot…
Like we always offer on all models, the Sphinx will come with a wide array of design options that will allow you to make this car a personal statement and truly yours. The Sphinx will be available with a wide range of metallic, gloss and matte paint finishes as well as being available on our Evgenis Custom Collection scheme, allowing you to allocated any colour you desire to this vehicle. Wheel choices range from 17 inches up to 21 inches (model dependent) and in a variety of designs.
Upon launch, the Sphinx will be available with only petrol and diesel engines (market dependent). Petrol engines include the 1.6-litre turbocharged inline 4 with 150 bhp, available with both manual and automatic transmissions, as well as the choice between two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive. We also will offer our 2.0-litre turbocharged inline 4 with 200 bhp, available solely with four-wheel drive with either a manual or automatic transmission (gearboxes choices market dependent).
In the future, an ES model will join the line-up, stay tuned for the unveiling later in 2019.
Diesel engines will be covered by our award-winning 2.0-litre turbocharged inline 4 producing either 150 or 190 bhp, only available in Europe and other select markets.
Later in 2019, a true hybrid will become available equipping the 1.6-litre inline 4, a plug-in hybrid will become available for extended electric-only range and greater power output, again mated to the 1.6-litre inline 4, as well as an electric-only version which we can confirm will equip a 65 kWh battery allowing for exceptional range capabilities and sensational performance. All these alternative fuel options will arrive at all markets.
We continue to work hard on becoming the best in offering the latest ultimate advanced technology on our products and the Sphinx certainly has no exception to this. We also continue to offer the Sphinx with just one trim level including a wide range of standard equipment and technology that can be upgraded with some simple packs to offer the greatest experience possible.
As standard, the Basilisk will have numerous autonomous features including automatic emergency braking, speed sign recognition and more. Parking technology as standard is extensive, including all-round parking sensors and a rear-view backup camera.
To upgrade these features further, the “Advanced Autonomy Pack” will add adaptive cruise control with stop&go and traffic assist, allowing the car to safely maintain distance from the car in front at all times and even restart the journey should the traffic come to a rather unwanted stop. This will also add lane centering assist, blind spot monitoring and so much more, giving the car complete level 2 autonomy.
The “Advanced Parking Pack” adds complete park assist, allowing the car to complete the full parking procedure in parallel and perpendicular cases without any input from the driver, as well as adding surround cameras that offer the highest resolution image of any car made on our new internal displays.
The technological feats do not end with the car as even once you are outside of the vehicle, thanks to the new Evgenis Connect App for your mobile, you will have further options. With the Sphinx, you will find additional features, including the ability to park the car from outside of the vehicle, preempt the climate control system so the car is warm/cool upon entering and so much more, as well as allowing you to see key information relevant to the car.
The Sphinx will be available with two choices of dials, with the standard offering being our hybrid design with both analogue and digital dials, which can be upgraded at little cost to our CDC (customisable driver cockpit) which boasts an exceptionally large, high-resolution display. Our main infotainment display has been updated for 2019 and now measures 10” as standard with our electric version coming later in 2019 fitting the upgraded 14” variant seen in the Basilisk las year. This infotainment system incorporates Android Auto and Apple CarPlay as standard.
Evgenis loves to offer our customers a premium standard not just with technology and the driving experience, but also with our interiors and build quality. The Sphinx is here to really offer a high-end experience within the category, with finishes as standard many rivals would include within the options list. All the materials, finish and design has been carefully put together to offer a true sense of classiness and luxury.
As standard, the Sphinx includes cruelty-free, vegan-friendly, man-made leather to open up the doors to a more inclusive vision that we have taken the challenge to embrace and see with greater importance, while standard leather can been fitted at little cost. Seating is also massively adjustable with electrically-adjusting lumbar support as standard, with fully-adjustable, massaging leather seats also being available. Rear seating can be equally as impressive and luxurious, offering ample passenger space in the form of both legroom and headroom, as well as folding, reclining and sliding to maximise comfort and space.
Interior materials are of extremely high quality, with there being a great importance of more premium and nicer interior elements in this car and it really does show. Of course, depending on your choice of seating and other design elements your cabin will appear one way or the other but always true to you, but this could include a mix of fine leather, woods, metals, glasses and so much more on offer. As with external design, the interior is also made further customisable under the Evgenis Custom Collection scheme that will allow any purchaser to make a completely unique design.
The Sphinx will come standard with 4G connectivity plus emergency callout, with the first being completely free for the first 3 years of ownership, although extensions packages can be purchased, and emergency callout being free for life.
We have always put great emphasis on making sure our vehicles offering a compelling driving experience and the Sphinx is sure to make no exception to this. As to be expected with cars of this category and given the design language indications from before, the Sphinx is set up to be a wonderfully comfortable car while retaining a level of sportiness for driving pleasure.
Great emphasis as well has been placed on making sure our four-wheel drive models do have the ability to go off-road, meaning that all models equipping this system will come with manually lockable differentials and a low-range gearbox. Additional off-road ability can be obtained if required with options such as greater ride height and better-suited tyres to rough conditions. Our technology has also been optimised to work with these conditions, with hill ascent assist and hill descent control as standard across the range, as well as a variety of other assists and alerts that will help you in a sticky situation.
Available in all markets to order in March 2019, deliveries in May 2019.
UK pricing starting from £27,495
EU pricing starting from €28,995
US pricing starting from $30,995 (2.0 4x4 Aut. only)