Even though we’re just a few hours away from the 2020 Evoque’s official unveiling in London, the British crossover has just been leaked on Instagram, with Velar-like qualities both inside and out.
The images were shared on social media by one Dr. Müller, giving us a lot more than just a sneak peak at the new Evoque’s exterior styling, as well as the overall design of the cabin, which looks a lot more high-tech than before.
If it ain’t broke..
It’s quite obvious that Land Rover did not meddle with the Evoque’s “recipe”, so to speak, which makes perfect sense knowing just how successful the nameplate has been on a global level. Unless you’re completely unfamiliar with this vehicle, odds are you won’t be mistaking the new model for anything else once they start appearing on our streets, which will begin to happen next year.
Right off the bat, we notice that Land Rover designers used the Velar as inspiration not just for the front end design of the new Evoque, but also the rear, which has similar or dare we say nearly identically-shaped taillights. In fact, calling this a baby-Velar wouldn’t be that much of a stretch, despite the fact that it definitely has its own separate identity.
Overall, it looks pretty much just like we thought it would, although the bottom half of the front bumper is perhaps a bit more rugged-looking than what we envisioned with this rendering.
Even though the overall design of the dashboard is very similar to what it was like before, the new Evoque has a slightly different upper dash design, where the air vents are not as exposed anymore (like on the Velar). Then there’s the fact that instead of one touchscreen display, you now have access to three screens, two of which you can operate with your fingers – the third being the digital gauge cluster.
The steering wheel is also new, or should we say borrowed from the Velar, although you won’t hear any complaints from us, since the overall aesthetic of the interior is without a doubt an improvement. The older model actually had a slightly sporty-looking cabin and in some places, it didn’t look nor did it feel all that qualitative.
As for engine specs, performance figures and available active safety and convenience features, we should learn everything once the all-new 2020 Evoque is officially unveiled later today, at 14:45 EST (19:45 GMT).