The 2019 Range Rover Evoque has been spied testing in India for the first time ahead of its launch in the second of 2019. Previewed in London last year, the second-generation Range Rover Evoque was spotted recently in Bangalore. In terms of changes, the 2019 Range Rover Evoque features an evolved design, albeit the silhouette has been retained from the previous model. Some of the styling cues such as the motif of the Matrix LED headlamps, copper-coloured highlights and the new radiator grille are reminiscent of the Range Rover Velar. Other key elements include sweeping directional turn indicators, flush door handles and the optional R-Dynamics details.
Moving to the interior, it gets a new modish design with sharp lines. Use of high-quality material enhances the overall look inside. The leather upholstery has been dumped for a new textile which is made from recycled plastics. On the feature front, the cabin gets 16-way electric seat control, cabin air ioniser, and Touch Pro Duo system.
Based on the company’s new Premium Transverse Architecture (PTA), the 2019 Range Rover Evoque sits on a 21mm longer wheelbase at 2,681mm. The legroom has also increased by 20mm at the back and the boot offers slightly more space for storage at 591L which can be further expanded to 1,383L by folding the rear seats.
Globally, the 2019 Range Rover Evoque is available in multiple options, in petrol as well as diesel engines from the Ingenium family, though the specifications for the Indian market could vary. That said, the India-bound model is expected to get the same 240hp, 2.0-litre, turbo petrol and 180hp, 2.0-litre oil burner from the current model. The all-wheel drive and the ZF sourced nine-speed automatic gearbox will also be retained. In India, the new Range Rover Evoque will take on the likes of Volvo XC60, Audi Q5 and Mercedes-Benz GLC.