Jaguar Land Rover continues the offensive in the crossover SUV
segment and another prototype was recently spotted on the road.
This time, British automaker seems testing the new generation
of the fashionable Range Rover Evoque. This small, urban
crossover has been in this generation since 2012 and the
new-generation model should debut in autumn 2018. The sales
will likely start in the first half of 2019 and model could
arrive as the 2019 Range Rover Evoque MK2 or even as the 2020
The reports suggesting that model would continue on the current
platform while the styling will draw inspiration from the
Velar, of course. The model is also expected to improve
passenger comfort, add more connectivity and upgraded safety
systems. The Evoque will also gain brand’s new four-cylinder
engines including diesel options. The mild-hybrid option is
also expected but the model will likely debut without of the
2019 Range Rover Evoque MK2: Platform, Styling
The new-generation 2019 Range Rover Evoque MK2 will likely keep
the current, front-wheel-drive D8 architecture. Land Rover will
likely improve the structure of this platform with the use of
lightweight materials and with the new powertrain capability.
On the other hand, the model should also continue with roughly
same proportions as the current generation. However, the
automaker will stretch the current 2660 mm wheelbase for about
20 mm in order to match the Jaguar E-Pace.
Styling wise, after the launch of the Velar model and from what
we saw on the prototype, we expect similar exterior cues as on
the recent Velar. The model won’t actually change much its
fashionable exterior and the profile we stay very similar to
the current design. The front end will, however, get the new,
Velar-inspired headlights and grille design. The rear will also
adopt the design cues of the taillights from the Velar. It also
seems that roof line will be lifted a bit.
Inside the cabin, passengers will benefit from the modest
wheelbase stretch. The additional space will improve rear
legroom and cargo capacity.
As for the design, expect to see similar dashboard design with
the dual-screen center cluster as on the Velar model. JLR’s
latest electronic features will, of course, be installed as
well as the active safety systems. The model will come in the
five-door variant alongside the three-door coupe version.
2019 Range Rover Evoque MK2: Powertrains
As for the engine options, the 2019 Range Rover Evoque MK2
will, of course, be powered by JLR’s new four-cylinder,
turbocharged Ingenium units. Deepening on the market the
automaker will offer both diesel and petrol options. A
2.0-liter diesel mill will be available in 148, 178 and 237
horsepower versions. The gas-sipping engines should come in 247
and 296 hp tunings.
The new Evoque models will use the ZF-sourced 9-speed automatic
transmission. Both, the front- and all-wheel drive will be
available as well as brand’s newest off-road gear.
JLR has also promised the electrified version of each model
after 2020 and the Evoque could be the first to gain the new
mild-hybrid powertrain. This combination includes a 1.5-liter
three-cylinder Ingenium engine and small electric motor. The
system also uses a 48V electrification.
2019 Range Rover Evoque MK2: Arrival, Price
The new-gen 2019 Range Rover Evoque MK2 should debut in autumn
2018. It should go on sale before spring 2019. Expect the price
range from around $42k in the US and from £32,000 in the UK.