Teasers appear in advance of launch
To whet our appetites for next week’s launch of the Evoque 2, Land Rover has placed a series of full-scale wire models outlining the car’s futuristic contours in glamourous locations around the capital.
Expect a slightly smoother appearance than the current model, with elongated rear lights that, erm, evoke those on the Range Rover Velar. What’s remarkable is just how faithful the design remains to the LRX concept, unveiled back in 2007. But while that original shape introduced dramatic new styling that would filter through to the rest of Land Rover line-up, the Evoque 2 takes a more conservative, minimalist approach.
Details about what will underpin the new model are scarce. The best guess is for a slightly elongated version of the existing platform; a hybrid option should also be available, unlike the current Evoque.
It’s eight years since a struggling Jaguar Land Rover put the original Evoque into production. Since then over a quarter of a million have been made at Halewood and worldwide, transforming the company’s fortunes and building the foundations for its growth until this year.