It's funny these days how photoshop has sparked the imagination among many artists across the globe doing something different. Our automobile fraternity is no different and people try to imagine cars of future, or upcoming cars based on some spy shots or sketches. But Theophilus Chin, the Automotive Manipulators - as they can be called because of a history of renders - has taken the game to a whole new level.
Theophilus Chin has digitally imagined what a sub-Evoque Range Rover could look like, if it's ever launched. And, since no spy shots and sketches are available, the artists at the company chose recently launched Hyundai Creta as the base to design the cheapest Range Rover. Mind Bender, isn't it?
What Theophilus has done is take the Hyundai Creta body, digitally re-graft some of the Range Rover Sport elements, shave-off Creta's elements, keep the proportions same and voila, you have a possible sub-Evoque Range Rover from the future. While some of you may not find it convincing, we found the illustration apt and a possibility in the coming years.
While the glass area and the roof are kept same as the Creta, the front is essentially the Range Rover Sport, with minor tweaks to accommodate it into the Creta's framework. Though, a Range Rover or Land Rover branding (the bold letters on the hood) above the grille would have looked good, apart from the Range Rover insignia inside the grille.
From the side view also, one notices decent enough Range Rover touch like the Evoque inspired wheel arches, and the waistline that starts from the fender. The side view mirrors are somewhat similar to that on Range Rovers. The alloy wheels are borrowed from the new Discovery Sport while a rear quarter glass has been added, along with prominent black plastic to join the pack.
The sloping roofline and the raising waistline gives it the Evoque character. But it is the rear end where most of the amalgamation is happening between Hyundai and Range Rover. The roof rails and Shark fin are borrowed from the Creta while the tail lamps are some kind of hybrid. Like the front, the rear also looks like the Range Range Sport has been fitted into Hyundai's volume.
While there is no news, neither any rumor if Land Rover is planning any sub-Evoque SUV, it makes a lot of sense considering Jaguar has already launched the XE globally. If this SUV ever happens, it will compete against the likes of the BMW X1, Audi Q3 and Mercedes-Benz GLA Class.
And Land Rover won't be choosing the Hyundai Creta as a base for design, that's for sure!
Source - Carscoops