Land Rover took a gamble with the Range Rover Evoque in that the vehicle avoided major off-roading capability in favor of a mix of design and luxury. It’s a gamble that’s paid off as the Evoque has actually attracted lots of consumers that formerly wouldn’t have considered one of the British marque’s vehicles. It’s tough to believe the Evoque has been on sale since 2012, as the vehicle is still looking fresh. Nonetheless, Land Rover is preparing a second-generation Evoque and we’ve simply found an early test mule for the vehicle.
There are some new intakes in the front bumper while at the rear we see some makeshift panels. The design of the controls in the cabin are the same from the present model, though most of the actual controls are test systems. The platform for the new Evoque is Land Rover’s LR-MS platform found in the present Evoque as well as the Discovery Sport. Expect the platform to be updated for the brand-new Evoque with lighter products and alternative powertrain capability. It doesn’t appear that there will be any significant change when it concerns the size of the brand-new Evoque, that makes sense as Land Rover has just added the Range Rover Velar to fill the large space between the Evoque and Range Rover Sport. We’ve also heard that a brand new model might be added listed below the Evoque.
JLR (Jaguar Land Rover) will continue using its Ingenium engine family of fuel and turbodiesel engines. These engines use an all-aluminum building and construction and are based upon a.500-cc displacement period, allowing easy scalability. Presently, the U.S.-spec Evoque is powered by the 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder Ingeninum, makings 240 horse power and 250 pound-feet of torque. Improvement to efficiency without any ill impacts to power are anticipated in the next generation. A turbodiesel version of the 2.0-liter four-cylinder is also available, though just beyond the U.S. Thanks to Volkswagen’s Dieselgate scandal, the EPA has actually been cracking down on diesels and their emissions. This makes it harder for car manufacturers to obtain correct clearances to sell diesels.
The very first prototypes for the new Evoque must start evaluating late this year or early next. Presently, we’re anticipating the vehicle on sale in 2019, as a 2020 model.