Range Rover’s Evoque model has been around since 2011, and it is definitely in dire need of a serious update. That is what the company sees as well, and that is why we have a test mule of the new Evoque prancing around public roads. Thankfully this prototype isn’t heavily camouflaged as we are used to, and it is definitely showing us what we can expect from it.
Firstly these spy shots show us that the new Evoque is wider than its predecessor and now it has some sort of a bolt on rear fender that looks weird (probably a prototype thing) with new exhaust tips that make for the most noticeable differences at back of the car. Thanks to the wider track and increased ride height that the new Evoque has we might be looking at some serious mechanical changes for the 2019 MY.
Front of the car, on the other hand, has the most camo on and it probably hosts a bunch of changes. Although it’s difficult to see the small details, some things stand out like the new headlights and a split grille with a larger lower opening and side vents. With all those big intakes for extra air into the engine compartment we might as well be looking at the SVR model, but for now, nothing is certain.
Since we are on the topic of the engine bay, according to Autocar, Land Rover is working on some sort of electric or hybrid electric Evoque. From some earlier spy shots and reports, we could see the “High Voltage” sticker on the back of the car which now usually suggests that it is running some form of an electric powertrain. But as you can see this prototype does not have the mentioned sticker so it could be hosting a JLR’s new 2.0 L turbocharged unit capable of delivering from 200 to 250 HP (149 to 186 kilowatts) on a press of a pedal.
As far as debut date is considered, the new Evoque should be officially revealed in the second part of 2018 while the sales are slated for early 2019. Until this moment nothing regarding pricing has been disclosed, but a sure bet is to expect that this one will be more expensive than the last Evoque which started at $41,800.