- The new-gen Evoque will get a lot of Velar inspiration.
- The cabin gets dual screen set-up with Velar’s steering wheel and new gear-lever.
- The exterior will get a whole new design with sleek lights, new grille and stylish wheels.
The Range Rover Evoque has been around since 2011 with regular updates. But a new generation of the baby Range Rover is just around the corner. The second-gen Evoque will take a lot of inspiration from the cheeky Velar and the new set of spy images from Northern Arizona reveal the interiors to be directly borrowed from the new-comer.
The new cabin images reveal a dual touch-screen set-up as seen in the expensive Range Rovers these days. The upper screen control the infotainment while the lower screen has a facility for air conditioning and other essential controls. The gear lever is now a conventional joystick instead of the previous car’s (even the Velar’s) circular dial. But the steering wheel and instrument cluster is scrounged directly from the Velar, lending the cabin a premium feel.
Although the test mule is still heavily camouflaged, we know the styling will continue to be inspired from the Velar. So the headlamp design will carry a sleek LED signature flanking the newly designed grille. The tail lights will be sleeker than the current one with LEDs. The silhouette is expected to retain the characteristic Evoque lines with flared wheel arches.
Under the hood will be a host of four-cylinder turbocharged petrol and diesel engines from the Ingenium family. However, the powertrains will be refined with better fuel efficiency and lesser emissions. The new architecture will also help the SUV lose some weight which will translate into better performance. A range-topping SVO tuned version is also on the cards.
The new-gen Evoque is expected to be revealed later this year. Promptly after its global debut, Land Rover will officially bring the Mk2 Evoque in India. It will continue to rival the likes of the Audi Q5, BMW X3, Mercedes-Benz GLC and the Jaguar F-Pace.