New Range Rover Evoque teased
Range Rover has turned to sculpture to give us an idea of how the next Evoque might look.
Full-sized wireframe sculptures of the British SUV placed across London give a strong indication of the new model’s styling ahead of its official debut next week.
The British brand’s design-led compact SUV has been a smash hit, recording 750,000 sales around the world since it first went on sale in 2012.
Design cues from the original Evoque went on to feature across Land Rover’s family of SUVs, inspiring styling for the latest Range Rover Sport and Velar as well as the Land Rover Discovery. Expect evolution rather than revolution for the new model, which is likely to bring slimmer, more focused headlamps, narrow glass and a floating roof similar to the current model.
Jaguar Land Rover’s “Ingenium” four-cylinder engine family will feature under the bonnet, with hybrid power likely to feature at some point in the model’s lifecycle.
The current Evoque is available with a choice of three body styles - five-door wagon, three-door coupe and two-door convertible, a range unlikely to be replicated at first.
A favourite among luxury SUV customers, the new machine will go into battle in a hotly contested segment home to relatively fresh metal in the Audi Q2, BMW X2, Lexus UX and Volvo XC40.
Land Rover says the next-gen Evoque will be revealed on Friday November 23 (Australian time).
David McCowen is Drive’s news editor, combining automotive passion with more than a decade of reporting experience. Dave is often found at a racetrack – either in the press room, or driving his hot hatch.