Expect changes to the Range Rover Evoque in 2015
With all eyes focusing on the Discovery Sport this year, now is a good time to take a look at the Evoque and how it will perform against the new competition. A camouflaged mule has been spotted, which gives us an idea of what to expect from this model in 2015. Even though the Evoque is aimed at a different type of client to the Sport, both vehicles will obviously share some common ground in terms of selling points; therefore, Land Rover is readying a subtle tweaking of the baby Range Rover to help it to compete.
The prototype seen out and about is thought to be powered by a 2.00-litre four-cylinder Ingenium diesel engine. This engine is also expected to power the eD4 Sport and has recently debuted in the Jaguar XE saloon, with Jaguar claiming that up to 75mpg can be achieved. Even with the Evoque weighing 100kg more, similar economy is anticipated. Brake and steering revisions are likely to be required and it is a distinct possibility that the ZF nine-speed automatic transmission will be retained as an option on four-wheel drive vehicles. At present there is no information available about whether the cabin of the Evoque will get a re-vamp; however, this is more than likely. This will almost certainly mean that it will feature the eight-inch infotainment touchscreen system with other multimedia gadgetry. The new Ingenium engine looks likely to be introduced in the second half of this year.