The Range Rover Evoque is a segment-defining SUV that has been well-revived in almost every market that it is available in. The car sells more than 100,000 units each year and despite being six years old, it’s design is showing very little signs of age. However, introduction of newer competition in the segment is a cause of concern for JLR and that’s why they are bringing a refreshed version next year.
The 2019 Range Rover Evoque will retain most of its characteristic styling but inspiration from the gorgeous new Velar will almost certainly be present. It will be based on an updated version of the current car’s D8 architecture.
|Engine||Ingenium petrol and diesel|
|Drive||AWD and FWD|
Prototypes of the Evoque are a pretty common sight near company’s Gaydon engineering base but this one seems to be a slightly improved version. It will be further upgraded next year and better details will start to come out as the head-to-toe camouflage comes off. The SUV is internally called as L538.
The overall size of the SUV remains similar to the outgoing model but updated chassis and hardware means that there will be more space inside the cabin.
The Range Rover Evoque isn’t a car that has lots going against it but as design boss Gerry McGovern believes, its necessary to make changes with the intention of making it “more relevant”. So most of the proven elements like the general design, refinement and quality will be maintained, while updating things like interior space and comfort. More features will be added on as well.
Jaguar Land Rover has plans to electrify versions of each of their models launched after 2020 but the new Evoque will receive nothing of that sort. As widely reported, they could instead adopt a mild-hybrid technology working in tandem with their new three-cylinder 1.5-litre Ingenium engine. However, this would require a massive update to the car’s underpinning and its not certain whether Range Rover would follow through. If this technology is implemented, the Evoque will be the first car in the British consortium’s line-up to hop on the green wave.
2019 Range Rover Evoque price and release date
The all-new Evoque is likely to debut one year from now, at the Paris Motor Show. It will go on sale in 2019 with prices not much different from the current model.