Ahead of the LA debut, Land Rover is coming up with the all-new Range Rover Evoque. This will the first major update after the launch of the vehicle since 2011. From then, there were minor updates to the model but the update was long awaiting. Though the DNA of the Evoque is still the same, the number of updates are now many to look in.
The new Evoque will be coming with a new platform built from ground-up aiming for electrification. There is a new JLR’s Ingenium 2.0 litre engine for both petrol and diesel versions. The new motors include 148bhp, 178bhp and 237bhp turbo-diesels; and 197bhp, 246bhp and 296bhp turbo-petrol units.
The engines are mated with 9-speed ZF automatic gear train. On the other hand, all the variants would be coming with a four-wheel drive system with a 48V mild-hybrid system, but the basic diesel variant would be having a two-wheel drive system.
Land Rover will also launch a plug-in hybrid model with a new three-cylinder, 1.5 litre Ingenium petrol engine mated with an electric drive motor offering 197bhp of power.
On the outside, the new Evoque largely resembles its bigger brother “the Velar”. The new Evoque has been given a new styling for the front and the rear. There are new headlight units which are more sleek and sloppy and are LED treated. On the side, the profile is very stylish with rising shoulder line and the sloping roofline.
On the rear, the taillights are new and there are connected with a black lining. The taillights are rectangular in shape replaced with the old circular ones. The back bumper is high with radiant strips at the bottom. Certainly, there is an increment in style quotient.
The interiors are very refreshing with the signature steering wheel with all controls on it. There is a dashboard with lavish textures and high-quality plastics. Now, the car offers new colour schemes for the dashboard and there is also a new touchscreen infotainment system below the A/C vents. There is a new luxurious and durable textile with wool-blend called “Kvadrat”. Whereas the seating architecture remains the same.
The new Evoque is ready for a global launch but is unclear for the certainty for its step in India. The new model will continue to compete with Audi Q5, Mercedes GLC and Volvo XC60.