The Land Rover Range Rover Evoque has been massive for the British SUV manufacturer, as it has quickly become the brand’s best-selling model, and opened the upscale brand to more people. With more than 400,000 units sold since it debuted in 2012, few can argue its impact. Now as we head into the 2016 model year, the small crossover is set to show off a new look, an updated engine lineup, and a revised cabin. To pique our interest, Land Rover has released a teaser image showing off the striking hew headlight signature.
The teaser image doesn’t show too many details of the 2016 Evoque, but the LED headlight signature is obvious. It appears as if Land Rover is ditching the skinny headlights and going with slightly thicker units on the upcoming model. Other than the headlights, Land Rover’s press release implies that the rest of the Evoque’s exterior will remain unchanged.
Inside the cabin, don’t look for a massive overhaul. The changes will likely include mild material updates, new seats, repositioned buttons, and maybe a few new colors to choose from.
Under the hood, Land Rover says will be a new engine lineup, but the details remain unclear. One thing is fairly certain, and that is the new Ingenium engines will replace the current Ford-based 2.0-liter. The introduction of Ingenium engines leaves the powertrain options pretty wide open, as this is a scalable lineup of engines that includes diesel and gasoline versions, and they can range from quite timid to insanely powerful. Power output in the U.S., however, should start no lower than the current 240 ponies, but also look for a possible 300-horse version. Diesel Ingenium engines will be a part of the European lineup, but don’t look for these in the U.S. just yet.
Though all of this remains just speculation at this point, we won’t have to wait much longer, as the 2016 Evoque will debut at the Geneva Auto Show on March 3, 2015, and Land Rover has promised additional info on February 22nd.