The Range Rover Evoque has been a major hit for the company and it appears they won’t mess with success when it comes to the second-generation model.
Recently snapped undergoing testing on the Nürburgring, the redesigned Evoque has a familiar design that appears to adopt some styling cues from the Velar. While the prototype is heavily camouflaged, we can see the crossover will have an evolutionary front fascia with a slender grille which sits in between restyled headlights. The model also has a larger lower air intake and a familiar bulging hood.
Speaking of familiar styling cues, the next-generation Evoque will retain its muscular wheel arches that protrude from the body. The model also has a rakish windscreen, a compact greenhouse and an aggressively sloped roof.
The rear of the Evoque is heavily disguised but the model will apparently adopt new taillights that extend into the tailgate. The massive rear spoiler carries over as does the nearly flush rear bumper.
Interior will be updated too
The updated styling will continue in the cabin as the Evoque is slated to receive the Touch Pro Duo system from the Velar. It has a central infotainment system as well as a secondary display which provides access to climate control and convenience features. We can also expect higher quality materials and a digital instrument cluster.
The 2019 Evoque is expected to ride on an updated version of the D8 architecture. The modified platform is expected to pave the way for a roomier interior with additional rear seat legroom and cargo space.
What will power it?
Engine options remain unconfirmed but are expected to include an assortment of Ingenium four-cylinders. The petrol units are expected to produce between 237 hp (176 kW) and 296 hp (220 kW) while the diesels are slated to have outputs ranging from 148 hp (110 kW) to 237 hp (176 kW). All will reportedly be connected to a nine-speed automatic transmission which can be paired to either front- or all-wheel drive.
Later on, the company could introduce two hybrid variants with a small electric motor. Little is known about them but the hybrids could use a 1.5-liter petrol engine and a 2.0-liter diesel.
The redesigned Range Rover Evoque could be introduced later this year before going on sale in the middle of 2019.
Article updated with new images