There is a new Range Rover Evoque coming out for 2019. It’s a new vehicle that has been shrouded in secrecy, but it’s hard to keep a good secret contained for long. With the spy cameras activated, we’re privy to some of the details that have been leaked about the up and coming Evoque. Although we don’t yet have all the details, it’s enough to keep us satisfied for now and we’re happy to share what we know so far. So here are 10 things you didn’t know about the 2019 Range Rover Evoque.
1. It’s going to feature refinements and improved comfort
The 2019 model is the first in the second generation and it’s going to feature a stiffer chassis. This will enhance tuning of the suspension which translates into a more comfortable ride. From the photographs we’ve seen, we’re certain that it’s going to have a more aerodynamic design so it may get a slight improvement in fuel efficiency and also a quieter ride when it’s running at speed.
2. It’s going to be greener
The lineup of engines for the 2019 edition is brand new and the turbocharged diesel and petrol engines will run much greener with decreased CO2 emissions, which is good news for the planet and everyone who lives here. There will also be a diesel-electric plug-n which is more eco-friendly.
3. A Mild Hybrid Evoque is coming
There have been rumors of Jaguar and Land Rover working together on a stand-alone electric as early as 2022 or 2024, but we’re not holding our breath. What we do know now is that the brand is using 48V tech to craft the mild hybrid Evoque
4. The interior will be similar to the Range Rover Velar
The news on the street courtesy of spycams is that the interior of the new 2019 Evoque will have a dashboard that is a lot like the Velar with its dual touchscreen that puts you in touch with phone, stereo and satellite navigation functions. The lower center console will be present for the comfort features and functions including some cool drive modes, the AC system and we’re told that Apple CarPlay is going to be an option.
5. No real change in the size
We would have guessed that the second generation would evolve into a slightly larger size, but we’re told that this isn’t going to be the case. The 2019 Evoque will be about the same size with no additional length or breadth over the 2018 model. We did learn, however, that the brand is stretching the front and rear axle distances to add more leg room to the interior. They’re predicting a ten percent increase in the space.
6. There will be fewer variants
We’re told that with the coming of the second generation of Evoque in 2019, Range Rover will be doing away with the three-door variant. We’re also told that there will be a convertible and they’re not planning to replace it until sometime in the next decade. The five-door version will take the lead.
7. You’ll have a build your own option
The new Evoque for 2019 will come with Range Rover’s build your own options. It’s always nice when you’re given the chance to truly make something your own. You’ll be able to choose from available colors and Land Rover always has great choices. We don’t yet know which trims will be available. We do know that Apple CarPlay will be an option and we’re assuming that there will be more with infotainment systems, new tech gadgets, and upholstery options.
8. It’s getting a new engine
The next thing that you need to know is that the 2019 Evoque second generation is getting a new generation of engines in the form of Ingenium diesel. What’s really exciting about the new motor is that it will have the capacity to convert a total of up to ninety-eight percent of the emissions into gases that are harmless. The PHEV edition will feature the same engine but we’ll have to see how it works out with a gas engine hybrid market.
9. There will be a unique battery placement
We’re told that the 2019 Evoque will come out with its battery pack tucked neatly beneath the floorpan.
10. Dealers are already clamoring over it
We know already that the demand for this vehicle is going to be huge. Dealers know it too and that’s why they’re lining up to place their orders. The new greener emissions ratings are likely to make them hot sellers. It’s certainly going to make marketing easier. China is especially interested in procuring their share of the new models.