Land Rover will launch the next-generation Range Rover Evoque in the 2020 model year, and in preparation, it gave us the first peek at the new crossover and a few powertrain details.
The 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque will hold true to typical Land Rover ways and forgo the opportunity to go through a revolutionary overhaul. Instead, its new-generation look is more of an evolution on the current design. The overall exterior design is easy to pick out of a lineup as the next-gen Evoque, but Land Rover picked careful nips and tucks to modernize it a bit.
Up front, the nose boasts all-new headlights that are thinner and swoop farther around the front fenders, giving the front end a wider appearance. The grille is also all-new and features one complete mesh insert instead of two mesh bars. Rounding out the nose job are vertically oriented air inlets and a smoother lower bumper.
Down the sides, what stands out the most are the retractable door handles that likely pull the Tesla pop-out movement as you approach the vehicle. Also new is the longer signature Land Rover port trim on the fenders and front doors.
Around back, Land Rover again modernized the Evoque without completely scrapping the design that’s made it so popular. The standout changes to the rear end include thinner wraparound taillights to match the headlights, a thin black bar connecting the taillights, and a “RANGE ROVER” nameplate on the black strip. It also includes a sleeker rear bumper insert with no visible exhaust outlets.
Inside, the 2020 Range Rover Evoque features a similar dash layout as before, but most of the buttons appear to have shifted to touch-sensitive buttons, resulting in a smooth-looking center stack.
Under its hood, the 2020 Evoque will continue with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, but Land Rover will crank its wick up to 246 horsepower — a 9-horsepower gain. Joining this four-pot will be a 48-volt mild-hybrid powertrain with 296 horsepower. Unfortunately, there are no other details on what will drive this crossover, but more info should be available during its U.S. debut at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show in February.