Land Rover is gearing up for the launch of the second generation Range Rover Evoque. The compact SUV will show its new form on 22 November, with the company beginning to accept orders from the same day.
The British brand has installed a number of wire sculptures hinting at the new shape of the Evoque around London in a new marketing exercise. The launch of the 2019 Range Rover Evoque is slated on the 22nd of November across the world. Land Rover claims the new model will set new standards “of design, capability and sustainability”. The company has sold more than 750,000 examples of the current Evoque worldwide.
The first generation Range Rover Evoque was launched in July 2011 after Land Rover previewed it as the LRX concept in 2008. It was launched initially in two body types; a three-door and a five-door, with a Convertible joining the family in 2017. The entry-level Range Rover was a runaway success for the British company despite launching to mixed reviews.
For 2019, Land Rover is debuting the Evoque in its second-generation avatar. There are no major changes to the design, with the wire sculptures sticking close to the current car’s design, complete with the fastback roof and slender head and taillamps. The Evoque could also pick up some design cues from the Velar. The Velar inspiration will be more evident in the cabin, with spy shots of the test mule revealing a dual-screen setup on the centre console and dashboard, which first appeared on the Evoque’s larger sibling.
Land Rover could use a revised version of the D8 platform underpinning the current compact Range Rover, but the new model will be longer than before with a stretched wheelbase liberating more space inside. The platform will also support mild-hybrid technology. JLR chief Prof. Dr Ralf Speth has said that every new product launched from 2020 onwards will feature some form of electrification.
A range of engines will be powering the 2019 Range Rover Evoque with power outputs ranging from 148hp to 296hp. It is unclear yet if Land Rover has managed to introduce the car for plug-in hybrid capability. Prices for the new Evoque are expected to start from $40,000.