2020 Range Rover Evoque Is A Baby Velar In A Short Skirt (Live Gallery)

Say hello to the second-generation Range Rover Evoque, arriving seven and a half years after production of the outgoing model commenced. Despite the age gap, the crossovers share an obvious resemblance.

In designing the all-new 2019 Evoque, Land Rover opted against ditching the current model’s much-loved sporty design and have retained the same basic shape we’re familiar with. Viewed from the side, the new Evoque’s profile is almost identical to the original. That’s no bad thing, however.

Evolutionary Redesign

While the Evoque’s shape hasn’t changed much, it does look significantly different in its second generation. At the front, Land Rover has taken obvious design inspiration from the mid-range Velar incorporating similarly-slim headlights and a narrow front grille. In certain specifications, the 2019 Evoque has largely-identical front air intakes to its older sibling. Again, that’s no bad thing but it could make differentiating between the two in traffic quite difficult.

Much the same can be said about the second-gen Evoque’s rear fascia. It too is very similar to the Velar thanks to the thin taillights. The shorter rear overhang does make it look a little better, however.

Platform And Engines

Surprisingly, the new Velar doesn’t utilize an all-new platform and instead rides on an updated version of the D8 architecture from the current model. As a result, the automaker’s range of Ingenium four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines remain on offer. Power from the 2.0-liter diesels varies between 148 hp and 237 hp while the petrol mills enjoy between 237 hp and 296 hp. ZF’s nine-speed automatic gearbox will be the sole option for most engines but a six-speed manual is offered for a single diesel variant.

This isn’t all, Jaguar Land Rover has revealed that the updated architecture has been developed for electrification and from launch, the 2020 Evoque will be offered in a mild-hybrid guise that uses a 48-volt electrical architecture. Roughly 12 months afterwards, a plug-in hybrid model will hit the market and be the first of its kind used by Land Rover. The company says it will offer CO2 emissions as low as 149 g/km and fuel economy from 50.4 mph on the WLTP test cycle.

What About The Interior?

Beyond updating the vehicle’s exterior design and some of its powertrains, Jaguar Land Rover has gone to town on the cabin. In addition to implementing an all-new steering wheel, the 2019 Evoque features a digital gauge cluster, a widescreen infotainment display, and a second touchscreen display where features like the air conditioning and stereo can be operated from.

The vehicle’s footprint is almost identical to the outgoing Evoque but Land Rover’s designers have managed to increase interior space thanks to a wheelbase that has been stretched. There is now an extra 20 mm of rear knee room as well as a larger glove box and center cubby. Luggage space also rises by 10 per cent to 591 liters and increases to 1383 liters when the second-row seats are folded away.

To ensure the vehicle is as capable off-road as a Range Rover should be, the new Evoque has been equipped with all-wheel drive and the second-generation version of the automaker’s Active Driveline with Driveline Disconnect. Additionally, the 2020 Evoque has Terrain Response 2 which automatically detects the surface being driven on and adjusts the vehicle’s setup accordingly. The new Evoque can also wade through water up to 600 mm (23 inches).

Another interesting inclusion in the new Evoque is Ground View technology. This system effectively makes the bonnet invisible by projecting camera imagery onto the upper touchscreen, allowing for a 180-degree view of what’s under the front of the crossover. Land Rover previewed this technology way back in 2014.

Pricing And Availability

In the United Kingdom, the 2020 Range Rover Evoque starts at £31,600 ($40,700) for the entry-level D150 diesel with front-wheel drive and a manual transmission. Prices jump to £35,100 ($45,208) for the D150 with all-wheel drive and an auto ‘box. The diesel range is topped out by the £38,600 ($49,716) D240. As for the petrols, they range in price from £35,950 ($46,303) to £40,350 ($51,970).

For the North American market, we’ll have to wait until the 2019 Chicago Auto Show in February, when Land Rover will share more details, including pricing and start of deliveries.

Story has been updated with live photos from the presentation in London

 

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  • Christian

    damn Mat is hella fine!

    • exeptor

      I think you are wrong – he looks like a liberal to me!

      • Christian

        As long he dosen’t support republiKKKans…

        • TheAmerican

          DemoKKKrats

          • Mike anonymous

            Hey guys,. Let’s keep the PolitiKKKs, out of here.

          • Christian

            Don’t watch Fox News… Try CNN

          • Anton Yuri Calderon

            The Clinton News Network?
            The fact that you hate Republicans so much makes me love them even more. And as a self identified liberal, why do you harbor so much hate for others and general sadness? You must be doing life wrong.

          • Christian

            stop watcing alex jones.. try the young turks…

        • exeptor

          You have such a black soul man.

          • Christian

            but i’m a white male! like you! Be ashame

      • EL CHAPO

        you do got liberals here too is defends the LGBTQ

  • MarkoS

    Wow! The interior is gorgeous. Nice Job, I hope strides have been made with the mechanicals.

    • Loquacious Borborygmus

      Yes! It will now be able to break down in two new colors.

  • Able

    Predictable, to say the least…

    • designer_dick

      The first generation Evoque sold over 100,000 units every year since 2012. They were never going to radically redesign a car that accounts for a quarter of their sales volume.

  • designer_dick

    Looks exactly like we all knew it would – a smoother version of the current design with tidier, more modern detailing and some influence from the Velar.

  • Romain AA

    take that, Germany!

    • donald seymour

      Liability: take that Land Rover!

      • TheAmerican

        Reliability: take that owner’s paycheck!

        • Mike anonymous

          Remember when Ford owned EVERYbody .

  • salamOOn

    visually, its super nice inside out, i love the grey fabric seats, but i hate those glossy tablets and steering wheel modules…. i dont think its a practical interior design.

  • Galaxium

    Predictable changes. It looks good.

  • Vottek Mäxle

    I think it looks a lot better than the other boring SUVs. But I’ve never liked the Evoque’s sloping roof line. Looks odd to me.

  • The interior looks professional, sleek, and the exterior looks gorgeous.

    • SteersUright

      The exterior looks like a rather handsome and futuristic Samsung refrigerator.

  • I LIKE THAT THEY GOT RID OF THE ODD CLADDING AROUND THE WHEELS (COULD NEVER FIGURE OUT THE PURPOSE) BUT DISLIKE THE BUSY FRONT BUMPER. NOT CRAZY ABOUT THE REAR BUMPER EITHER. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0561b12caf105a515fb111cb196f77db2359cb38e6924f7b35af9f10a4bacfe6.jpg

    • Mike anonymous

      the cladding around the wheel comes from the LRX. At the time (aside from the R.R. (Back when it was just the Range Rover & Range Rover Sport)) most if not all LR vehicles had some form of the cladding on the vehicle.

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7ce87b23e05cbed2abaa1b2064c13e577b441a6bfb0068d97c44df6faef8facf.jpg

      It’s generally used to make the vehicle look as though it is sitting higher than it is, and the wheels larger than they are. Also, originally, the RangeRover Evoque was actually not meant to be a RangeRover (but rather a LandRover). But yeah, if you’re wondering where that came from, it came from the LRX.

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ba83fb5db999ea062462530c9b515ec50ff1aa18954a7060bb350b6a15a7cea5.png

      I am going to miss the first generation design which was (aside from the mirrors and door handles) spot on (down to the detail in the lighting) to the LRX until the facelift a few years ago. The interior on the new one provides some much needed luxury to the cabin. The purpose of the vehicle has completely changed direction from what it was originally intended to be (essentially the efficient off-roading ‘car’ and/or ‘coupe’ in the LR family, but now it’s just the ‘entry-level’ baby LR). But hey, I guess it’s all for the best now.

      • I ALWAYS LIKED IT. IT’S REALLY THE ONLY “COUPE” SUV THAT WAS ACTUALLY AVAILABLE AS A COUPE. THAT LITTLE EXTRA CLADDING ON TOP OF EACH WHEEL JUST DROVE ME CRAZY.

    • Ilbirs

      In the first-gen Evoque, this cladding has some aerodynamic functions, as can be seen by a small deflector on the rear wheel arch. Maybe in this new generation people at JLR found a way to get rid from this thing while having the function of taming the air that flows through the body. See that the new Evoque is 14 percent better in aerodynamics than the model it’ll succeed.

      • THE LITTLE EXTRA AT THE TOP OF EACH WHEEL WAS FOR AERO? I ALWAYS IMAGINED IT WAS FOR SOME KIND OF JACK. I HAD ASKED SOMEONE AT RANGE ROVER ONCE AND THEY HAD NO IDEA.

  • klowik

    why do they still release a diesel model while it is going to be banned??

  • SteersUright

    237hp is not acceptable in a real luxury vehicle unless it is some sort of Eco version that gets 40+ mpg. At least beat your competitors 4-cyl entry level models.
    On another note, the interior design looks rather nice. Just hope it doesnt contain all the cheapo, hollow feeling materials I felt in the F-type, XF, XE and others.

    • YUDHA BAGASKARA

      e pace has the worst quality

  • Richard Taylor

    I’m only commenting on design, but oh boy. This is a handsome thing. Does every other maker wish they could launch a vehicle with these manga proportions? I can’t wait to see these on roads near me.

    • Nordschleife

      Lol to manga proportions.

  • tedwja

    uncreative design

    • Bonni Gari Leksmana

      Couldn’t agree more…

  • EL CHAPO

    Why do you have an LGBTQ black woman with a purple suit posing on those pics? This is making me not liking cars at all. Stop with this NWO agenda LAND ROVER.

    • no25

      oh look a homophobic racist who finds every possible way to show how much he hates blacks and gays!

      • Bob

        He’s probably just a troll. Pay him no mind.

      • EL CHAPO

        -hurt soyboy

      • EL CHAPO

        btw cuck, i don’t hate blacks. You need to look carefully before you start accusing your superior with your liberal mindset. HA

  • EL CHAPO

    Good looking car, but stop with this LGBTQ people posing in these pics.

    • C Noi

      Seem like it’s ur problem. Better take care ur self then. U can’t expect them to drive Subaru 4ever

      • TheAmerican

        Yes but they’d probably move on to a Tesla.

        • C Noi

          Model x would be great Home Depot trip

    • Callanish

      Couldn’t you have just commented on the Evoque without bringing your own personal hang-ups into the conversation.

      • EL CHAPO

        Move on and stop commenting about my opinions. You liberals always get emotional of my opinions.

    • enthusia

      That’s Adwoa Aboah and she’s one of Britain’s most in demand models.
      But people like you will complain about anything these days LMFAOOO

      • EL CHAPO

        another liberal coming here to defend the that thing. LMAO

        • enthusia

          ANYWAYS…… Mariah is skinny! Buy and stream Caution.

    • Dude

      You seem stupid. Have you tried not being a bitch?

      • EL CHAPO

        I mean you are a dumb and slow. I guess you’re in your feelings? LOL

        • Dude

          You’re the one having 5 comment a fit over everyone disagreeing with you. You should try my suggestion 👍

          • EL CHAPO

            Well, i’m telling your liberal peers to stop getting their thong in a twist, that’s all.

          • Dude

            That’s a funny way of saying you threw a tantrum. 0/10 Trolling doesn’t mask the projection…

          • WELLO

            i see no trolling. But yeah, you are projecting yourself too much

          • Dude

            Then you’re blind. You’re welcome for the free diagnosis. My suggested treatment is to grow up because that “no u” is 3rd grade level

          • WELLO

            Is this comment for me or are you actually describing yourself about your 3rd grade level

          • Dude

            It’s for you. It’s clear that your reading comprehension needs work as well

          • WELLO

            i feel like you don’t understand the sarcasm in my response. maybe you’re too triggered, but yes you do too much projection on yourself. u need to put positive vibe and not negative vibe little boy

          • Dude

            “Oh no he’s pointing me out on my stupidity. Better call him triggered” -you, 2018.
            You’re so mature. <- that's what sarcasm is btw, since you seem confused on that.

  • C Noi

    It’s like u r bald, but u keep telling u just got haircut

  • Jay

    I like it because it looks like the velar.

  • MarketAndChurch

    So is this still coming to LA?

  • Sybill Julian

    it’s still good but I expected something more rather than shortened vellar with evoque body style

    • MarketAndChurch

      Each BMW moves the BMW design language forward incrementally. This just the Velar(Discovery) design language in an Evoque bodystyle.

  • this should have an SVR, maybe a SC V6

    • Matteo Tommasi

      This already weights 2ton with the 4cyl ingenium, so we don’t need a transverse v6

  • Ruel Lewis

    I know they say if it ain’t broke don’t fix it, but I expected more. It looks good, but I’m dissapointed with the lazy copy and paste from the velar and I liked the previous gen facelift a little more.

  • Mike anonymous

    There are so many things that make me sad and upset in this one single photograph. Can you tell what it is (what ‘they’ are)?

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7df1e012f7e1af138993ec5f683b7ecb8505777d38fb00253a85520e8948492b.jpg

    • Mike anonymous

      For #1 It could have been a COUPE . (they show a coupe variant here) – The entire purpose of the LandRover LRX/RangeRover Evoque was that is was supposed to be for LR what the XK was for Jaguar, an off roading sports-car,. And that originally is what it’s purpose/intent was. What’s more upsetting is that they clearly acknowledge this . Also note that when the Evoque first came out, it was not the; “Evoque, and Evoque coupe,. It was the “Evoque, and Evoque 5-Door”. (It’s like canceling an award winning television program, because ‘the viewership is low’). Maybe (with hope) they will bring the Evoque (which is a 2-door coupe, with a 4/5 door variant) back.

      #2, Why not make it an Evoque, with styling cues from the Velar (opposed to a full on ‘baby-velar’ or ‘Velar-sport’), like in the photograph above. You have the talent and ability to do better, and so much more LR,.. why not go to your full potential. What happened to the LR that used to take risks because they felt it was right. The last time LR took a risk, they came out with a vehicle people thought would fail… today that vehicle accounts for most of their sales,.. it’s also called the “Evoque”.

      #3… well I will leave you all to guess what the rest is.

      (Don’t take it the wrong way, this new Evoque is VERY nice, (and the interior is a pleasant upgrade above the last)… but I feel as though it could have had the potential to be, and LR had the opportunity to do, and give us, so much more)

      • Marwan Abdul Hak

        I am sad about dying breed of the 2 door SUVs. It looks like we only left with Suzuki Jimny. I know it wasn’t selling much for evoque but they could make it for the enthusiastic niche

        • Ilbirs

          Maybe a next convertible Evoque, if it in fact comes, will make happy the people waiting for something with two doors.

      • Nordschleife

        What also annoys me is in that group photo they put the bespoke 2 door Range Rover in the group shot. 😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡

  • Marwan Abdul Hak

    It is good looking but soooo expected and not shockingly striking like the previous Evoque. Could have been more special rather than a shrunken Velar. And yes, why no 2 doors anymore ?! 😡

  • Not a fan of the reflector on the door panel but overall the re-design is spectacular.
    I started finding the look of the current Evoque aging and cluttered and the transition is as pretty as what Mercedes did with the A Class: simpler is better.

  • Vassilis

    Good-looking in isolation but pretty identical to the rest of the Range line-up. That kind of sucks. The infotainment looks nice though.

  • Eric D

    Odd strategy to make the cheapest SUV in the line look identical to a significantly more expensive model?
    Doesn’t that detract from the upscale appeal of the Velar?

    • Nordschleife

      I think we’ve learned from Mercedes, Audi, BMW that people really don’t care as long as they see the badge.

    • Jay

      I don’t think it’s odd. It’s a great idea to be styled as a smaller more affordable velar. People who want a velar will get that and folks who want the evoque will choose this.

  • Coy Swint

    Three words: Tesla Model Y!!! Shame on you Landrover for not offering this car with the option of an all electric drivetrain.

    • Ilbirs

      We must wait for a bespoke electric Land Rover to be underpinned by the same platform premiered by the Jaguar I-Pace.

  • driv3r

    Uhm… Boring was the first word that came to my mind… not that it doesn’t look good but it looks too similar to the Velar and it does look to similar to the predecessor. Reminds me of the thing Audi is having with the current A4 and Q7 where the design was too close to the predecessor thus slumping sales a bit. I appreciate that they didn’t switch things all over on the Evoque and the success of the first gen supports that. But they could’ve been a bit more bold and a bit more evolutionary in my opinion. Some of the design sketches show some ideas how to make it a bit different to the Velar (e.g. tail light design).
    The interior looks great, typical current LR interior.

  • Ilbirs

    People at JLR got very right when it comes on design. Not only they kept the characteristics of an Evoque but these Velar cues, mostly in form of more rounded edges, just added on the beauty of the small sibling’s shape. For some people complaining that this second-gen Evoque looks too much like a Velar, it must be remembered that the Velar took the Evoque cues and the designers just evolved Land Rover’s design language without ruining it, for what it must also be pointed that this brand has one of the best solved identities on the auto industry.

  • Six Thousand Times

    Seems about the same.

  • TheBelltower

    I’ll never consider another JLR vehicle. Ever. They are built like total garbage. But they sure are alluring.

    • donald seymour

      I know, every time I see one I’m in disgust. I’m like I’ll send up a prayer for the driver.

  • donald seymour

    I get your point; however, everything is predicated on reliability.

  • Nordschleife

    And this why you’re the best. It’s important to let your fellow commentators know these things. Thanks.

  • Dennis Scipio

    It’s a good looking vehicle, but I worry about the reliability of those door handles.

  • EL CHAPO

    do you work for CS?

    • Mike anonymous

      If I did, 1/10th of my comments wouldn’t take a century ‘pending’ to be approved.

      • EL CHAPO

        Good. At least we’re in the same pace. They’re always sensitive about mentioning their errors on the articles they make.

  • EL CHAPO

    So sensitive and emotional. LMAO it’s sad that you have a rage fit over my comments. Just mind your business and keep it moving libtard. No one asked your sensitive comment on mine. Awww calling them to get me off. Shows how hurt you are. LOL

  • EL CHAPO

    -this is an example of a troll trying to start arguments and falsely report on people’s opinions.

    No wonder why people don’t like you do. They see the lies through you.

    • no25

      At least I am not such a loser that I have to like my own comment lmao https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5d81bb57da70656560b1876df961041188c156b0e708ca19ca0fa52c9c35ca54.png

      • EL CHAPO

        The troll is at it again. This is why he’s should be off on this site for trolling bystanders. Well, good thing i blocked this libtard for his weak trolling attempt.

      • EL CHAPO

        And you are block. Welcome to the block party. 😀

      • Bob
      • WELLO

        who cares? It’s his comment, anyone can like their comments, even you. stop being a hypocrite about it.

        • no25

          awwwww looks like his side kick showed up. how am i the hypocrite if youre the one who went out of your way to reply to my comment from 4 days ago? dumbass.

          • WELLO

            side kick? haha dude, your trolling attempt is pretty dull. you can try harder than that. and i just got here to see your triggered comment. but sorry, i don’t spend time commenting to others 24/7 and stalking them just because they triggered you, annoying turd. grow up and be a man.

  • EL CHAPO

    Remember guys, if people attack your comment because it’s too rough and it hurt their emotions about a pic and car, just BLOCK them. They’re only trying to get you in trouble. Just be smart and don’t argue with idiots.

    • no25

      you’re one to talk.

      • WELLO

        why are you all over his comments? it shows that he got you good.

  • EL CHAPO

    Hey Snowflake libtard, your trolling needs some work. I got people in-boxing me about you having no life at all while trying your hardest, but miserably fail. LMFAO

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