The new generation 2019 Range Rover Evoque II will be probably launched late in 2018, however it was already briefly spotted as a test mule for the first time in UK and Germany. The first model, which appeared back in 2012, was designed as a more affordable and smaller version of a classic Range Rover. Nevertheless, it preserved almost the same features.
2019 Range Rover Evoque II – Design Preview
There doesn’t seem to be wide swings from the current model design, in fact, it will probably be an evolution of the actual type with a trace of the astonishing new Velar, that debuted earlier this year. It looks like the vehicle has a widened track and new rear chassis components. The front fascia is expected to receive a new face, probably with a split grille and sleeker headlights. The rear flattened bumper hints at a more compact design at the rear.
The 2019 Range Rover Evoque II will maintain the cabin’s aspect, with high-quality materials and luxury features. Expect a new, larger platform to offer more cabin space. The wheelbase preserves seemingly the same length, but better packaging brought by the new underpinnings should pay dividends in the room, especially for people sitting in the back. A side effect of the new dimensions should be the improvement of the handling stability. As a fine addition to the superior interiors, the 10-inch touchscreen will be attached to the dashboard, as well as the Control Touch Pro infotainment structure. The Meridian Audio system brings a higher quality of comfort during the drive.
The standard safety features on the 2019 Range Rover Evoque II will probably include antilock brakes, front-seat side airbags and knee airbag, side curtain airbags, stability and traction control, trailer sway control, front and rear parking sensors, and a rearview camera, as well as a 360-degree parking camera. Other safety features are also expected: a blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert and a forward collision warning system that can slow or even stop the car in case of an imminent collision.
Under the Hood Rumors
The rumors say that the 2019 Range Rover Evoque II will use JLR’s four-cylinder Ingenium petrol and diesel engines. This will offer reduced emissions and provide improved fuel economy. Outputs for the current Ingenium family go from 149kW to 186kW for the 2.0-litre units. Some sources have announced that the 2019 Range Rover Evoque II will be available with an electrified powertrain. as, during testing, one feature that attracted attention was the yellow high voltage sticker applied on the rear part of the car.
According to some report, the Land Rover is preparing a mild hybrid powertrain. This will combine a three-cylinder diesel with an electrically-powered turbocharger and a 48V electrical system. At launch, both petrol and diesel engines are likely to be offered. Entry-level cars will probably be equipped with a manual gearbox, however, in the mid-range versions, an automatic one will be offered as a standard. The front, as well as four-wheel drive, should be available.
Concerning the mileage, the 2019 Range Rover Evoque II is expected to be a highly efficient vehicle. In the city, the consumption will be around 21 mpg, and on the highway 29 mpg. The combined mileage would be about 24 mpg. The overall numbers show a very good fuel efficiency.
Expected Release Date and Cost
The 2019 Range Rover Evoque II will be launched in mid or toward the end of 2018. The base price will most likely be over 40,000$, but it’s not officially confirmed for the time being. Nevertheless, the expected hybrid variant will cost a lot more. Further, the intended target for JLR are the young customers.