The 2019 Range Rover Evoque will be introduced into the market to capitalize on the success of its predecessor. We thank God for the nosy spies in the car market because they always get us shots of prototypes even when the manufacturers hide them. The new Evoque prototypes were spotted at the Nurburgring. They were heavily camouflaged, but we still noticed that the Velar heavily inspires the Evoque. Enthusiasts will remember that the Evoque was brought into the market back in 2011.
It is popular, and the design is pretty fresh, but the new version will feature a renewed design so that it can battle competitively against rivals. This luxury crossover will continue fighting against the Mercedes GLA, Audi Q3, BMW X1 as well as its close relative; the E-Pace. It has the right balance of beauty, beast, and brains; if it were a girl then I would describe it as 'Slim Thick'! The 2019 Range Rover Evoque will boast of more connectivity, improved comfort and JLR's latest engines.
How does it look like?
The new Evoque will come with a slightly different look as a result of the new styling that is inspired by its big brother the Velar. The Evoque has many improvements but it maintains the current D8 platform. The shape of this vehicle will have you singing along to Ed Sheeran's Shape of You. Sleek is not enough of a description. The Evoque looks wider, sportier and lower because of its wider LED brake lights. The headlights look like those of the Velar. It has pop-out door handles and slim taillights. Instead of the high-riding SUV look, it now looks like a swoopy coupe. It has a rising window line and a similar sloping roofline. It is now a practical five-door model that is meant to replace the Coupe (also known as the three-door model.) The 2019 version will be a little larger than its predecessor.
What is under the hood?
The manufacturers have said that the new Evoque will not come with a fast SVR version trim. As an alternative, it will bring two options -- four-cylinder diesel and petrol engines. The petrol engine delivers 300 bhp while the diesel one churns out 240 bhp. Some rumors have suggested that the manufacturers might introduce a plug-in hybrid version. If they manufacture the hybrid version, then you should expect it to be launched by 2020.
When will it hit the market?
The Range Rover Evoque will hit the market early in 2019. This will happen after it is launched in October 2018 at the Paris Motor Show where it will walk down the aisle like Meghan Markel did during the royal wedding. The entry-level model is expected to cost around GBP31,000 (this is almost the same as the current vehicle.)
What will it offer in the interior?
We'd be lying if we told you that we've seen photos of the cabin, but we can confirm that it will be very similar to that of the Velar. It will offer a dual-screen center console. Climate control functions will be on the lower screen while infotainment and navigation features will be on the top touchscreen. High-spec models will come with another customizable screen in place of analog dials. Rear passengers will enjoy more cabin space that will allow three adults to sit side-by-side. However, the trunk space is likely to remain the same as the current model. To keep up with rivals such as the Volvo XC60, the new Evoque will bring numerous safety kits.
Does it have a pure electric version?
There is a possibility of an electric version in future, but Land Rover is yet to make any confirmations. The manufacturers must be feeling the pressure of launching a pure electric Evoque especially because Volvo XC40 will launch one in 2019. Land Rover has disclosed that their first electric model will be called the Road Rover and it will come with the badge of the Range Rover.