Land Rover had revealed the second-generation Range Rover Evoque in the run up to the LA motor show in November, last year. Just a few months on from its debut, the new Range Rover Evoque has been spied testing ahead of its India launch in 2019.
Now in its second generation, the Range Rover Evoque sits on a new platform, which has been developed keeping electrification in mind, with all-wheel-drive variants getting a 48V mild-hybrid system - but it remains to be seen if the India-spec Evoque will get mild-hybrid tech, too.
While the new Evoque is offered with a range of Ingenium petrol and diesel engine options internationally, in India, the new Evoque is likely to carry over the current model’s 240hp, 2.0-litre turbo-petrol and 180hp, 2.0-litre diesel engines, also from JLR’s Ingenium engine family. The ZF-sourced 9-speed automatic gearbox is expected to continue, along with all-wheel-drive.
While the test mule is heavily camouflaged, the new Evoque’s silhouette is unmistakable and retains the original’s shape and stance. However, its design is now heavily influenced by the Range Rover Velar, with the new face, new rear styling, LED headlights and tweaked wraparound tail-lights all reminiscent of the larger Velar. Another cool touch the new Range Rover Evoque borrows from the Velar are the pop-out door handles.
The interior of the all-new Evoque is a lot more luxurious than that of the outgoing model, boasting new colours and textures and more equipment in the form of a new dual touchscreen layout similar to that on larger Land Rover models.
Expect the new Range Rover Evoque to be priced at a premium over the outgoing model, which is priced between Rs 52.06-69.53 lakh. The new Range Rover Evoque will launch in India in the second half of 2019, and will rival the likes of the Mercedes-Benz GLC (Rs 55.04-56.56 lakh), Audi Q5 (Rs 55.27-59.96 lakh) and Volvo XC60 (Rs 52.90-59.90 lakh).
(All prices ex-showroom, India)
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