Although the 2019 Range Rover Evoque is not close to the production form, it is obvious that it will be wider. The crossover was introduced nearly six years ago, and it is not a big surprise to see the Evoque being tested in public. The second generation will have some changes that we can see in the photos, and the automaker could redraw the vehicle a little more on its way to production.
This compact SUV that was spied seems to be a little wider than the first generation Evoque. This could mean that some important hardware features will be modified for the 2019 version. Judging from the black plastic extensions on the rear wheel arches, it will feature a wider rear track. The vehicle has a higher turn which could mean that the company wants to make changes for the second installment of the model.
In addition, as we get a wider position and body, we expect to see the extra space inside for the passengers. It seems that the wheelbase is not longer than that of the previous generation, the new underlying leads to better optimization of space and potentially more room, especially in the back.
Another detail that catches our attention is a high voltage yellow sticker that suggests that it could be a hybrid prototype. Although the absence of exhaust tips could involve the introduction of an EV, the license plate has been checked with the UK Driver and Vehicle License Agency (DVLA) and the vehicle appears to have a Turbodiesel engine.
Autocar reported last September that Land Rover plans to introduce a hybrid lightweight powertrain that pairs a 48V electrical system with a three-cylinder diesel engine that is aided by the electrically powered turbocharger. We can only assume that the Evoque could have this piece of equipment and installation.
The production version of Evoque will probably have one of the latest Ingenium engines from JLR. Previously we witnessed a new 2.0 liter turbocharged petrol that is good for 200 or 250 horsepower and that could be found in the Jaguar XE sedan. The XE sedan is now also offered with a new 2.0-liter turbodiesel engine that is good for 240 hp and 500 Nm. The Range Rover Evoque 2019 will be introduced in the second half of 2018 and will likely feature these four-cylinder powertrains.