2019 Range Rover Evoque Wears Its Production Body, Looks A Lot Sleeker

As the time for the reveal of the second-gen Evoque approaches, Land Rover has finally brought a pair of prototypes with the production bodywork out on the streets for testing.

The new Range Rover Evoque will adopt a lot of design cues from the bigger Velar. The final production car will have a much cleaner shape than the current model but it will retain its distinctive roof line for that necessary SUV-Coupe vibe.

Other design features will include deployable door handles which unlike the Velar don’t sit flush with the rest of the door and a set of slimmer LED taillights as seen on the prototypes.

JLR’s best-seller will continue using the D8 platform with a few changes on key points, like a longer wheelbase, to improve interior room for the rear passengers and luggage space. The new Evoque will come equipped with a broad range of Ingenium petrol and diesel engines.

In its current form, the D8 architecture isn’t suitable for an electrified version but the latest reports suggest that Land Rover will add a 48-volt hybrid version which combines a 1.5-liter three-cylinder petrol with a small electric motor. This version however will debut on a later stage, as the chassis will have to be modified extensively for hosting the hybrid powertrain.

The interior will host Land Rover’s latest infotainment system, meaning the dual-touchscreen system that debuted in the Velar, with the company aiming to make the new Evoque more refined and comfortable than ever.

Entry-levels models will be offered with front-wheel drive, with all-wheel drive available on more expensive versions. Unlike the original, the new Range Evoque will be available with a five-door body only.

Land Rover is expected to debut the new Range Rover Evoque after this summer, with sales to begin in early 2019, so expect to hear more of it in the coming months.

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  • Nordschleife

    For some reason this makes me sad. I would love to see a second generation of the Evoque 2-door. I think with the Velar styling cues and the latest interior that Range Rover offers I bet it would be absolutely stunning. I get that coupè don’t sell well and it’s no business case for it but I think the end result would have been sublime.

  • Harry Nimmergut

    Looks the same to me.

  • no25

    man, CS, this new layout is crap. cant even click on these images to make them larger. articles aren’t in order. suckssss

    • erly5

      @no25 couldn’t agree more!!

    • Maximilian Norlande Rabbitt

      you can still click on the ones that follow the article, just not the “cover photo.”

      • no25

        originally, you could not click on those either. it’s how it is for every article – eventually, though you can click the pictures. kind of annoying

  • DevPunk

    GARDT! Somehow I need to buy their services…

  • SteersUright

    The sloping roofline does it no design favors. Still comes across as cheap and small looking when Land Rovers should all be stately, elegant and somewhat off-road-y looking, in my not so humble opinion. They’re trying too damn hard to turn LR into some sort of maker of sport SUV’s and its just dumb. All they ever needed was elegant and rich design, greater reliability, off-road capability (per their reputation), and a buttery smooth and quiet ride on par with Rolls and the best of them.
    Why does every single company insist on trying to become a carbon copy of the German brands? Th Germans are good at what they do and not so good too, at things like reliability. LR, you have a hell of a great history. Forge your own unique identity in this ever-homogenized marketplace by standing out, not blending in with the German SUV’s.

    • botornot387

      well its really not dumb considering this model in many ways has allowed the two brands to survive and build better cars in other segments. Just cause this doesn’t appeal to you or your perception of what a Land Rover should be, this model has actually opened the door to customers who would have never considered the brand all together. Thats a good thing. Sell a ton of these=way better full size Range Rover models

  • Bash

    Whats with the Chinese wheels? those are ugly.

  • DR.FUNK

    Still underpowered…still not practical or functional.
    Should’ve gone full electric.