Land Rover, the British luxury SUV maker has unveiled the second-generation Land Rover Range Rover Evoque. The company claims that the new Evoque combines the unrivalled Range Rover heritage with cutting-edge technology, which meets the needs of today's customer. The SUV is designed, engineered and manufactured in Britain.
The 2019 Range Rover Evoque features an evolved coupe-like silhouette, fast roofline and rising waist. The SUV has pronounced shoulders and wheelarches that are flanked by large 21-inch wheels. The introduction of jewel-like elements such as super-slim Matrix LED headlamps provides a more sophisticated front and rear lamp graphic. Other design highlights include flush door handles, swepping directional indicators, and optional R-Dynamic details and burnished cooper accents.
The cabin of the SUV is claimed to be finely crafted with "uncluttered surfaces and simple lines with carefully curated premium materials to create a luxurious, minimalist, digital cabin." The cabin is designed to be a calm and serene space, ensuring comfortable, healthy and happy occupants, with technologies such as the twin touchscreen Touch Pro Duo system, featuring new, faster software, 16-way seat controls and cabin air ionisation that complement the increased interior space.
Built on the brand's new Premium Transverse Architecture, the 2019 Range Rover is claimed to offer more interior space than before. The increased wheel base creates 20mm extra rear kneeroom and increase in size of small item stowage like larger glove box, centre cubby holes, etc. Stands at 591-litres, the luggage space is 10% larger than the previous model. The boot space can be further extended to 1,383-litres by folding the second row.
The new platform has been developed for electrification; with a 48-volt mild-hybrid system will be available at launch. A plug-in hybrid model will arrive in 2019. The mild-hybrid powertrain works by harvesting energy normally lost during deceleration, thanks to the engine-mounted belt-integrated starter generation, and storing it in the under-floor battery. At speeds below 17km/h (11mph), the engine will shut off while the driver applies the brakes. When pulling away, the stored energy is redeployed to assist the engine under acceleration and reduce fuel consumption.
The new Land Rover Evoque 2019 also features the brand's first Smart Settings that has artificial intelligence algorithms to learn the driver's preferences and adjust comfort and media sttings throughout the drive. It gets a 1.5L 4-cylinder petrol engine coupled to a 48-volt mild-hybrid motor. The gasoline engine is capable of producing 197bhp and 280Nm of torque. The SUV’s new-generation model gets All-Wheel Drive and Driveline Disconnect as standard.