With the luxury crossover SUV segment growing at high speeds, Land Rover is seeking to keep up with the new trend that is widely becoming a cliché. As reported, the automobile giant has plans of unleashing the machine by the end of next year if all goes according to plans.
We can all reminisce that the Range Rover Evoque debuted somewhere in 2012 model year in the United States to much of fanfare. It has apparently found home as the brand’s 3rd hottest-selling model in the United States coming second to Range Rover and Range Rover Sport.
The global sales of the Evoque have been on a success spree and have reached over 35,000 units so far annually. Basing an SUV gap filler on the 2016 Evoque seems like a logical way to boost its sales. We are, however, waiting to see whether the Evoque will compete against the fast growing segment dominated by the XC90 and Q7.
The Land Rover Range Rover Evoque is a small crossover SUV that is capable of manoeuvring in tight confines and on the highway too. In addition, the vehicle borrows some Land Rover’s reputation of being a premium brand that is able to tackle some surprising daunting terrain.
Exterior Photos – 2017 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
Exterior wise, the looks of the Range Rover Plus aren’t as hard to imagine considering it’s a blend of two vehicles. It will essentially be stretched out and lower-slung to mimic the existing Evoque currently in the market today.
The body style that would emanate from the combination of the two will give the new Evoque Plus a more traditional crossover-look. It is imperative to note that it will be riding on the same platform as that of the Jaguar F-Pace and will use a similar assembly line.
The platform will consequently allow the assembly line to run at a higher capacity, which will most probably result in more profitable work, given that the larger Evoque could even sell in upwards of 50,000 units annually as opposed to the current 35,000 units.
Again, the low-slung body would neuter it a little in terms of off-road capabilities of a Land Rover, but in such a case, Land Rover would install an adjustable suspension system that would enable the user to lift the body a bit for some off-road duty.
Interior Pictures of the New Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 2017
The cabin of the new Range Rover Evoque would most likely be identical to that of the smaller Evoque currently in the market. This would be apparently be the front seats forward. However, as for the rear seats, passengers will now enjoy an enhanced legroom that would inch closer to the 40” mark.
With the added space might come a possibility of a third row of seats especially for children, this would inevitably bring the crossover’s passenger capacity to seven up from five. Furthermore, with the third row of seats folded, the increased wheelbase and longer body would result to an increment in the cargo volume to about 35 cubic feet.
But with the third row of seats remaining upright, then you should expect the room to remain around the same 20.3 cubes similar to the Evoque 5 door.
Engine Specs – 2017 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Plus
The powertrain of the new 2017 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque remains mysterious, however, experts here at ‘All About Cars’ will provide you with what is perceived to be one of the best researched content you can find out there. So, pay attention closely.
The powerplant of the new vehicle will most likely be the standard line-up of the Ingenium gasoline diesel engines. The powerplants will however be offered in Europe only at least for a few years.
The new platform has the capability of spawning an EV model that will come handy in tackling the Tesla Model X. An EV version of the of the model would go a long way in ensuring that the vehicle achieves up to 300 miles, while the adjustable suspension would play the leading role in ensuring that the aerodynamic drag of the vehicle is kept to a minimum especially when cruising on the highway.
Price & Release Date
The new 2017 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Plus price would likely fall somewhere between the base level Range Rover Sport (63,350 USD) and the standard Evoque (41,100 USD), hence, you should expect an MSRP of around $47,000-$50,000. And as for the EV model, you should expect to be set back by around $90,000.
The release date will be somewhere next year, as the exact price details have not been diverged to the public yet.