Land Rover can’t manage to introduce the new-generation Evoque SUV this year. Instead, the model will arrive in early 2019. Our photographers, on the other hand, managed to catch a number of prototypes over the year, so we thought we know pretty much everything about the 2020 Range Rover Evoque even now. The newest spy shots, however, reveal new details that regard the exterior and interior redesign. Here’s what’s cooking:
The completely redesigned Evoque will definitely look a lot different from its predecessor. Still, we can’t say that the new vehicle gets a revolutionary redesign because the pre-production prototype shows pretty much unchanged sloping roof and high shoulders. Up front, on the other hand, the 2020 Evoque hosts totally new design cues including an amazing grille treatment and a pair of very, very slim headlights. The corners are getting large air intakes, which is not the case with the current model. Around back, Land Rover’s popular crossover is going to feature horizontally-shaped taillights, which are positioned pretty high. The detail is clearly influenced by the new Velar.
The redesigned cabin gets more room without any doubt. The next-gen Evoque rides on an updated version of the D8 architecture that provides a lot more space. By using the platform, the SUV will also improve ride quality and comfort, while we also expect to cut some weight and thus improve fuel economy. Tech-wise, the crossover gets Velar’s treatment without any doubt. There are three pretty big displays on the instrument panel: one is mated to the infotainment, while the second controls climate and seats. The third should control the HVAC system. Speaking of which, the HVAC vents are sitting at the top of the center stack, which is very interesting detail. As you can see, the SUV adopts all-digital instrument panel for the first time.
Beneath the hood, the U.S.-specs 2020 Range Rover Evoque is going to be coupled with JLR’s new 2.0-liter Ingenium engines. There will be several available outputs, but we expect the topper to reach 300 horsepower. As we’ve announced earlier this year, the redesigned SUV will get a plug-in hybrid version for the first time. We still don’t know everything about it, yet we do know that the electrified SUV is going to combine an electric motor with a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine.
While the regular 2020 Evoque is going to make debut early next year, the plug-in hybrid will probably wait until the next summer.