One of the early best designs of an SUV was the Range Rover Evoque. The compact SUV had won many a heart with its stylish exterior as well as luxurious interior. However, for six long years, barring a few nips and tucks, the Range Rover Evoque soldiered on. The time has come for an all-new one and Jaguar Land Rover, it seems, haven’t disappointed us. The 2019 Range Rover Evoque has been unveiled ahead of its Los Angeles Show debut.
Tell me more about the 2019 Range Rover Evoque
The 2019 Range Rover Evoque is underpinned by an all-new light weight aluminium platform. This in turn ensures that car weighs lower than before. Moreover, this platform was designed keeping electrification in mind. This is the first time that the Range Rover Evoque platform will get a mild 48v hybrid system. A plug-in hybrid model is also planned for a later stage. This one will ideally entail a new 197PS, 1.5-litre Ingenium petrol engine with three-cylinders, married to an electric driven motor. Range Rover is yet to announce the mileage details of this one.
For now, there are a host of Ingenium petrol and diesel engines powering the 2019 Range Rover Evoque. This includes 2.0-litre engines only and in various state of tune for the petrol as well as diesel configurations. Almost all the trims receive all-wheel drive system. The mild hybrid is being paired with these engines.
In terms of looks, the Evoque has lost its identity. It looks almost like a mini-Velar now. The latter’s influences are apparent in the grille, headlights, tail lights as well as with the pop-out door handles. Inside, there is a new Touch Pro infotainment system that has a Meridian music mechanism. For the vegan car buyer, Range Rover has got a new upholstery which mixes wool-blend textile.