2020 Range Rover Evoque II: Looks, Engines And Everything Else We Know

Arguably, Range Rover’s Evoque has been a huge hit for the British off-road manufacturer. Adorned with stunning styling led by Gerry McGovern, the luxury SUV from Land Rover has amassed sales beyond anyone’s expectations.

However, it’s pilling up in years and other competitors are fast encroaching on its turf. It’s a model that Range Rover doesn’t want to mess up either, so the upcoming, second-generation will carry over a familiar look that will appease its loyal customer base.

Let’s illustratively delve further at what we can expect.

A Familiar Appearance

Minimalism is apparent inside and out, which is where the brand is heading for its corporate design ethos. Think of the next Evoque as being a mix of the larger Velar and the current car – albeit with smoother sheetmetal surfacing and organic transitions.

Range Rover created these wire frame sculptures to tease the Evoque

Range Rover’s signature floating roof arrangement features, as does retractable, flush-mount door handles and slim Matrix-Laser LED headlights. Rear styling is dominated by a rather prominent rear spoiler, chiseled bumper and Velar-like, full-width taillight cluster.

Posh Accommodation Inside

The next Evoque will take a reductionist approach to cabin styling, with higher-grade, precision-effect materials. It will feature a fully digital instrument cluster and two high-definition 10-inch touchscreens with accompanying multifunctional rotary dials.

Expect a plethora of driver assist features like; park assist, lane keeping aid, adaptive cruise, more semi-autonomous capabilities, traffic sign recognition and 360 degree surround camera.

Shared Platform

The second generation of the Evoque expected to ride on the same LR-MS architecture as the current car, which is also shared with Jaguar’s E-Pace crossover and Land Rover’s Discovery Sport.

Exterior dimensions should remain close to the current version, with only slight increases in interior volume. All-wheel drive will remain standard, with the Evoque receiving Land Rover’s typical suite of off-road driver assists and modes. Don’t expect the 2-door to reappear, or the convertible variant for that matter either.

Under The Hood

Along with sharing its platform, the Evoque’s powertrains will echo the Jaguar E-Pace’s as well. The latter uses a new turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder gas unit in various states of tune, with up to 296-hp available. Diesel offerings based on the 2.0-liter Ingenium engine will deliver between 148 and 237-hp. Power will be sent to the pavement or terrain via nine-speed automatic transmission.

We also anticipate the availability of a plug-in hybrid model, combining a three-cylinder 1.5-litre engine from Jaguar-Land Rover’s Ingenium powertrain range, along with a 48V electrical system. Europe and other select markets are projected to get a 2.0-liter diesel powertrain with a 48V mild-hybrid setup too.

Subcompact Luxury CUV Rivals

The original Evoque had established a decent grip of the subcompact luxury off-road segment, so expect the second-generation model to strengthen its hold further again, battling the likes of BMW’s X1 and X2, Mercedes-Benz GLA, Volvo XC40 and Audi Q3.

Debut and Pricing

The 2020 Evoque will make its debut in London on November 22, with order books opening at the same time, though sales won’t start until the second quarter of 2019. We expect Land Rover to slightly bump prices over the current model’s U.S. starting price of $41,800.

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  • TheBelltower

    Beautiful. Needs a 6cyl engine as an option. LR’s 4cyl options all suck.

    • designer_dick

      Perhaps they’ll offer it with JLR’s Ingenium inline six when it becomes available? It’s still based on the D8 architecture, and therefore loosely derived from the Freelander 2’s Ford EUCD platform which had Volvo’s 3.2-litre SI6 as an option, so making it fit shouldn’t be much of an engineering headache.

      • john1168

        Do we have an idea when the I-6 will be available???

  • salamOOn

    just look at those reflections and finger marks…. exterior will be beautiful, for sure. interior not so much, for sure.

  • Axel Cortez

    very excited to see the new evoque I still think they look amazing even after all these years

  • Mikestroh

    I think this is possibly the best looking crossover to date. Next to the Alfa Stelvio, This would be the second best. I love that the manufacturers are making crossovers with very aggressive styling and not just a box on wheels. Kudos to Range Rover and Alfa as well a couple other brands with Strong styling cues.

    • Zandit75

      I think the Jaguar I-Pace leaves them all for dead in the looks department

    • Mike anonymous

      I personally think the original 2011 (pre-facelift & pre-redesign) Land Rover Range Rover Evoque was the very best version of the vehicle. (shown below).

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/90d03b38be465354d1d781831c5730062946db49c352a83a25b22033d4a1e643.png
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      I personally feel that LandRover forgot what this vehicles originally represented, and what it was meant to be within their line-up. It was meant to be a luxury ‘sports car-like’ Grand Touring SUV of the Range Rover line.
      It is the version that most resembles the LRX Concept (the vehicle that started the sloping roof trend in the vehicle industry) as before most every other SUV was a square box.

      As of late (and since they gave it a facelift around 2014/2015) they’ve shifted the vehicles original intent and focus from the ‘sports-car’ Grand Touring coupe’ variation of the “Range Rover” (a very niche but attractive vehicle), to simply “The Entry Level Range Rover”, which (for someone who’s been following the vehicle itself, long before it’’s introduction and inception) is quite sad.

      BUT, I do agree that it is still amongst one of the best looking SUV’s on the market, even though it has lost what it was originally intended to be. (I can only hope with this 2nd generation they can take one of my favorite SUV’s and get back to where they started from).

  • SpongeBob99Swell

    Looks pretty cool! Hoping the final product to resemble this quite a lot.

  • Nordschleife

    I was hoping they’d move the interior design forward but I guess you can’t complain when your baby Range takes cues from the gorgeous Velar.

  • john1168

    Very nice! I might be interested in getting one if the performance is good with the 4 cylinder.

  • Harry_Wild

    Probably the most awaited redesign vehicle for most people around the world. I hoping to be looking at the Autography when it comes out in the second year.

  • Marwan Abdul Hak

    I might be from the minority but I liked more the 2 doors version and just wish they will do one. The Evoque is beautiful but the 2 doors was outstanding

    • Anton Yuri Calderon

      2 words: Kia Soul

    • Zandit75

      Pretty sure the 2dr was officially canned by Landrover.

    • Nordschleife

      I am with you

  • Bash

    Yep, a smaller vellar. This is what it is. Isn’t it?

  • MarketAndChurch

    Looks great. Just needs real door handles.

  • OdysseyTag
    • Astonman

      looks great though.

    • Finkployd

      Time goes by and Range Rover is determined to maintain the Discovery as the ugly duckling

  • klowik

    it;s actually a smaller version of Velar..but it’s good to have a bigger windows all round this time.

  • George

    I think the Evoque didn’t age as well as the more elegant Range Rover or Sport variants from few years after.

    The replacement is much needed and if they manage to make it look like the Velar, the Evoque will be a big hit.

    2-door coupe and convertible probably didn’t sell well and once you have coupe, if you use the rear seats you will seldom ever buy another one. The convertible was cool, but too niche.

    I’m not sure about the 6-cylinder. I mean, a 4-cylinder with a turbo is more then a match for 50% bigger N/A 6 and it pulls better from low rpms.

    They messed up with the Disco 5, though. The Disco 3 was such an iconic design.

    But they should go smaller with the Disco brand, because something like a Audi Q2 had plenty of space inside.

  • ksegg

    lol looks the same.

    • Toronado_II

      Indeed… we need to compare.

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