Jaguar Land Rover continues the offensive in the crossover SUV segment and another prototype was recently spotted on the road. This time, British automaker seems testing the new generation of the fashionable Range Rover Evoque. This small, urban crossover has been in this generation since 2012 and the new-generation model should debut in autumn 2018. The sales will likely start in the first half of 2019 and model could arrive as the 2019 Range Rover Evoque MK2 or even as the 2020 model.
The reports suggesting that model would continue on the current platform while the styling will draw inspiration from the Velar, of course. The model is also expected to improve passenger comfort, add more connectivity and upgraded safety systems. The Evoque will also gain brand’s new four-cylinder engines including diesel options. The mild-hybrid option is also expected but the model will likely debut without of the electrified powertrain.
2019 Range Rover Evoque MK2: Platform, Styling
The new-generation 2019 Range Rover Evoque MK2 will likely keep the current, front-wheel-drive D8 architecture. Land Rover will likely improve the structure of this platform with the use of lightweight materials and with the new powertrain capability.
On the other hand, the model should also continue with roughly same proportions as the current generation. However, the automaker will stretch the current 2660 mm wheelbase for about 20 mm in order to match the Jaguar E-Pace.
Styling wise, after the launch of the Velar model and from what we saw on the prototype, we expect similar exterior cues as on the recent Velar. The model won’t actually change much its fashionable exterior and the profile we stay very similar to the current design. The front end will, however, get the new, Velar-inspired headlights and grille design. The rear will also adopt the design cues of the taillights from the Velar. It also seems that roof line will be lifted a bit.
Inside the cabin, passengers will benefit from the modest wheelbase stretch. The additional space will improve rear legroom and cargo capacity.
As for the design, expect to see similar dashboard design with the dual-screen center cluster as on the Velar model. JLR’s latest electronic features will, of course, be installed as well as the active safety systems. The model will come in the five-door variant alongside the three-door coupe version.
2019 Range Rover Evoque MK2: Powertrains
As for the engine options, the 2019 Range Rover Evoque MK2 will, of course, be powered by JLR’s new four-cylinder, turbocharged Ingenium units. Deepening on the market the automaker will offer both diesel and petrol options. A 2.0-liter diesel mill will be available in 148, 178 and 237 horsepower versions. The gas-sipping engines should come in 247 and 296 hp tunings.
The new Evoque models will use the ZF-sourced 9-speed automatic transmission. Both, the front- and all-wheel drive will be available as well as brand’s newest off-road gear.
JLR has also promised the electrified version of each model after 2020 and the Evoque could be the first to gain the new mild-hybrid powertrain. This combination includes a 1.5-liter three-cylinder Ingenium engine and small electric motor. The system also uses a 48V electrification.
2019 Range Rover Evoque MK2: Arrival, Price
The new-gen 2019 Range Rover Evoque MK2 should debut in autumn 2018. It should go on sale before spring 2019. Expect the price range from around $42k in the US and from £32,000 in the UK.