2019 Range Rover Evoque Caught on Video
Range Rover is gearing up for a second generation of the Evoque, and here it’s caught on camera making a swift lap of the Nurburgring.
It doesn’t feel like 7 years since the Range Rover Evoque captured the automotive worlds attention. It certainly doesn’t look it either as the original design certainly doesn’t look out of date yet. That’s most likely the reason the overall shape hasn’t changed much at all for the next generation, but we can see some newer styling cues identifiable from the Velar. From this video the Motor1 YouTube channel has released, we can also see the new version is no slouch around the ‘Ring.
If reports are to be believed, the Evoque will remain on Range Rover’s D8 platform but modified to a longer wheelbase along with a wider track courtesy of longer front and rear axles. That will help performance on the road, but more importantly to the average Range Rover owner, bring extra space into the cabin and trunk space.
Rumor also has it that the chassis will be stiffer to allow the suspension to be detuned for a smoother ride. It’s hard to tell from the video if that’s the case, so we’ll wait and see when the car is released.
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The engines available will certainly be from Jaguar Land Rover’s line of 4-cylinder Ingenium engines, but don’t be surprised if a three-cylinder 1.5-liter hybrid shows up as an option nearer launch date and a 48-volt system further into the 2nd generations cycle. Spy shots have also recently surfaced of the interior showing that the Evoque’s cabin is going through a solid evolution as well. The images and video show a dual-screen setup similar to the Velar’s Touch Pro Duo system.
So far there is no word at all on a release date, so all we know right now is to expect the next generation Evoque for the 2019 model year. All the spy shots we’ve seen have shown rear passenger doors, and Range Rover discontinued the 3-door version of current version due to slow sales. That makes for a fairly safe bet the next generation will be 5-door only.