A quick look into the brand new 2019 Land Rover Evoque

30/01/2019

Since its first debut in 2010, the Land Rover Evoque has totally transformed into a fresh, sporty and at the same time futuristic vehicle.

The so-called baby Ranger has been one of the top-selling mid-size luxury SUVs since 2011 and over the last seven years, the British car-maker has managed to export an incredible 800,000 of them worldwide, making it the fastest-selling Land Rover of all time. Arriving under around the middle of 2019, the 2019  Evoque is set to be offered with a full range of 48-volt mild-hybrid powertrains, with a plug-in following 12 months later. Naijacarnews.com was very lucky to be treated to a very early drive of a prototype on a purpose-built off-road course just hours before the Evoque's global unveiling.

If you're hoping for a complete in-depth review of the Range Rover Evoque you'll have to wait just a few more months because, well, look at the car name again. We only get our hands on it not until early 2019.

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Ranger Rover Evoque 2019 sees the biggest update since 2010

A closer look

Just to recap, despite looking pretty similar to the current model, its bodywork is almost 99% percent new, with just a slight adjustment in the door hinges. In the metal, it's easier to appreciate the heavy influence of the Range Rover Velar in its smaller brother's lines, pleasant-looking grille and a slimmer front.

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With the look mostly inherited from its brothers, the 2019 version looks even sleeker

Land Rover says the Evoque's Premium Transverse Architecture (PTA) platform is 'all-new' and original, but we think that's a bit exaggerated since Ford has integrated this technology a long while ago

The interior

Inside the prototype Evoque, it doesn't feel as cramped as the old model -- especially when the full-length panoramic sunroof is fitted, flooding the cabin with light. In the second row, there is decent headroom but legroom remains a premium, but that's okay since the prospective customers of this model are probably not married couples. Matched with a clean, contemporary design, we'd now suggest the baby Range Rover might finally have the edge over other competitors, from the inside, where there are a new wool blend seat trim and a faux leather option sourced from eucalyptus trees for vegan customers.

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Leg rooms were never the plus point of the Evoque line, but that's understandable

Market's reaction

Based on the aforementioned prospects, the Land Rover Evoque 2019 is expected to be a big hit. In fact, a China car-maker has successfully copied this car, named Landwind X7, but less roomy than the original one. That should say something about the demand of the market for this model.

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