You will agree that JLR has chosen to stick to the coupe design formula which has definitely worked for this model. And it is essentially the reason why sales never dropped drastically despite being in the market for six years now. Going forward, it isn’t clear at this point if an electrified version will be offered at launch since JLR’s plans are to electrify its entire range by 2020.
However, sources expect the Evoque to be the first JLR vehicle to get a new mild-hybrid powertrain which is reportedly under development, and has also been spotted testing. The new three-cylinder 1.5-litre Ingenium motor that’s coupled to a small electric motor will necessitate the use of a highly modified platform, and will see production only by the early 2020’s.
The next Evoque, will be built on an overhauled version of the current car’s D8 architecture. Reports state that the updated D8 platform will focus on improving passenger comfort and the ride. There will be no significant increase in size. Also, Land Rover’s suite of new four-cylinder, turbocharged Ingenium petrol and diesel engines will carry over to the new Evoque.