Land Rover Reveals Its Next Range Rover in February 2019

The original city luxury SUV, evolved. The New Range Rover Evoque, coming soon to a retailer near you:
The original city luxury SUV, evolved. The New Range Rover Evoque, coming soon to a retailer near you: (Photo: Land Rover/Facebook)

Land Rover has finally revealed the all-new 2020 Range Rover Evoque last week. The new model was essentially known as the baby version of the Velar. There is no doubt it will continue the victory of the former as the best-selling model of Land Rover.

According to Car Buzz, the Evoque was offered with a 48-volt mild-hybrid powertrain paired with a 2.0-liter turbocharged. Aside from this is a four-cylinder gasoline engine that delivers a combined 296 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. These all happened for the first time in the model's history. The prominent luxury vehicle company has also confirmed through a blog that a plug-in hybrid version is set to follow.

These are reportedly made possible, thanks to the Evoque's Premium Transverse Architecture effort. Their offer was specified as 99 percent new. Meanwhile, the appearance of extended 105.6-inch wheelbase is similar to what the Jaguar E-Pace has and the new Evoque gained a version of its Integral Link rear suspension as well. However, the company's engineers insist on how it is still an all-new foundation and not just a simple evolution of the aging D8 platform.

Car Buzz further reported saying, "Land Rover's Premium Transverse Architecture also features greater use of high-strength steel as well as targeted use of aluminum to save weight where possible." One significant example is that the front suspension towers have featured a bonded and riveted integration into the steel structure. It was reportedly inspired by the same production techniques on 'senior' Range Rover products.

Fortunately, the ability to house multiple hybrid configurations without the improved interior space of the new Evoque being affected is the platform's main advantage. The MHEV option will utilize an underfloor battery pack connected to a belt-driven motor-generator on the side of the 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine during the launch.

This scenario will allow for a far smoother integration of start-stop technology, torque fill to aid the engine and conserve fuel electric torque boost. Moreover, the engine currently cuts out when the speed is below 11 mph, which can help improve the fuel consumption of the vehicle by six percent. The new Evoque's PHEV version will combine the following:

1) 197-horsepower

2) three-cylinder

3) 1.5-liter version of the Ingenium gasoline engine driving the front wheels

4) a 107-horsepower electric motor powering the rear axle

At the moment, there are no details yet about the electric range, weight, charging times, and Evoque PHEV's performance delivery. Land Rover is expected to release additional information at the Chicago Auto Show in February 2019.

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