The 2019 Range Rover Evoque has been unveiled ahead of its debut at the upcoming Los Angeles Auto Show. The second gen Evoque gets some significant updates over its predecessor.
On the exterior styling front, the new Evoque gets slim Matrix LED headlamps and LED tail lamps. It gets flush door handles like those seen n the Velar. It gets more pronounced wheel arches and features 21 inch alloy wheels. The Evoque is built on the new Premium Transverse Architecture and comes with a longer wheelbase. This translates to 20 mm more knee room and even more stowage space.
On the interior, the new Evoque has upped the ante by quite a few notches. It features the Touch Pro Duo infotainment system with twin screes just like the Velar. The infotainment system also gets new software. There is 16 way adjust for the seats and cabin ionisation as well. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay is now part of the equipment list.
As far the upholstery options go, Land Rover is offering fabrics that use recycled plastics such as a Kvadrat wool blend and Dinamica suedecloth, as well as Eucalyptus and Ultrafabrics options.
Standard boot space is increased by 10 percent to 591 litres. The second row seats fall in a 40:20:40 split that gives a total of 1,383 litres of boot space.
The new Evoque comes with a segment-first ‘ClearSight rear-view mirror’ that transforms into an HD video screen. If the rear view is compromised by luggage or rear passengers, the driver can flick a switch underneath the IRVM and feed from a camera mounted on top of the car is projected on the mirror. The new Evoque also comes with Ground View tech where imagery from a camera is projected on the upper touch screen shows the driver a 180-degree view under the front of the vehicle. This is useful when negotiating difficult parking spaces, navigating high city centre kerbs or tackling rough terrain.
Land Rover will offer its range of 2.0 litre Ingenium petrol and diesel engines on the new Evoque. Except the base diesel, all Evoque models will come with the Terrain Response 2 four wheel drive system and 48V mild hybrid tech. The engines will be mated to a 9 speed automatic gearbox. A plugin hybrid model will follow later. It will comprise of a 1.5 litre three cylinder petrol engine putting out 197 horsepower mated to an electric motor.
The Terrain Response 2 comes with Driveline Disconnect and Adaptive Dynamic. The new Evoque comes with a water wading depth of 600 mm.
Safety features include Adaptive Cruise Control with Steering Assist, Lane Keep Assist, Autonomous Emergency Braking and Driver Condition Monitor.
The 2019 Range Rover Evoque is expected to launch in India sometime next year.