The new Range Rover Evoque has been spotted undergoing testing.
Luxury crossovers are a hot market right now, so Land Rover is gearing up to release an updated 2019 version of the Range Rover Evoque. The Evoque has been doing quite well for Land Rover, and with sister-crossover Jaguar E-Pace recently released, the Evoque was due for a bit of an update.
The latest spy photos reveal a smoother, more refined Evoque than the previous model. From the front, the Evoque is a very different compact SUV. The small grille just below the hood has the same design but is angled inwards at the ends along with the redesigned headlamps. The fog lamps are now mounted beneath the two side grilles rather than inside them, and the front fender is totally different, missing that chrome limp that popped above the lower portion of the front grille.
Things remain different as we trail down the sides of the car. The wheel wells are less bulging and more subdued, while the side panels don’t have such a dramatic crease down the middle. The entire side of the car is smoothed out and less distracting to the eye. Since everything is covered in vinyl we still can’t tell if the pillars are painted black as they’ve always been.
In the back things seem mostly the same, with the tail lights still completely covered in camo-vinyl. They could be completely redesigned as well, but it’s impossible to tell. One thing to note is the radio antenna is pushed a little further up the roof than the previous model.
All in all, the new Evoque looks like a shrunken down Range Rover rather than its own car.
Under the hood, we expect to see the same engines offered by the Jaguar E-Pace as the two share a platform. The E-Pace comes with two 4-cylinder 2.0-L engine choices which only differ by the size of the turbocharger. One produces 246 hp while the other has 50 horses more.
Expect to see the new Evoque by the end of the year.