New Range Rover Evoque offers Land Rover's first 48V MHEV system

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The big news for the Evoque, however, is the new platform on which it sits. It basically looks like a mini Range Rover Velar, and that's particularly because of the lamp graphic of the super-slim Matrix LED headlamps, the new radiator grille design, the front bumper blades with copper-coloured detailing, the flush door handles, the slimmer rear combination lamps and the striking black accent covering the width of the rear. The new Evoque, though it has the same silhouette, comes with a lot of changes.

None of the plug-in models offer two more familiar flavors of all-wheel drive, like last time. The PHEV model will be powered by JLR's first three-cylinder petrol engine. The Evoque P250 gets 246 horsepower, while the P300 sees the turbo-four goosed to 296 horsepower. All units can be paired with deviance automatic transmission production ZF. Almost all of them feature a 48-volt mild hybrid system. Order books are open in Land Rover's home market, with prices starting at £31,600 (INR 28,70,173.04), and deliveries there may commence in early 2019.

2019 Range Rover Evoque Dashboard Driver Side
The 2019 Range Rover Evoque has an uncluttered minimalist and digital cabin with lots of Range Rover Velar influence

As a result, idle-stop now turns off the engine while decelerating with the brake pedal engaged from 17km/h, while the energy stored via regenerative braking is then redeployed to provide supplementary electric boost under acceleration.

According to preliminary information, under the hood of the vehicle will be installed a 3-cylinder petrol engine, the volume of which is 1.5 liters.

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It is now well known that the new version of the specified vehicle will increase in size, so that the interior of the auto will be more spacious. However, the second-gen is built on Land Rover's new mixed-material Premium Transverse Architecture and there's more cabin space than before. This isn't just down to the marginally longer wheelbase (a whole 21mm), but because designers have concentrated on slimming down features like the door cards. Cargo space is up by 10 per cent to 591L, and it is wider so it now easily accommodates a pram or set of golf clubs. AWD is combined with the second-generation Active Driveline with Driveline Disconnect to enhance efficiency, and Adaptive Dynamics to deliver the optimum balance of comfort and agility. You'll find it agile and responsive on city streets, but powerful and capable off-road, with Terrain Response 2 (among other technologies) keeping you in control. Should fording streams be your thing, know that the new Evoque can also now wade through water up to 600 millimeters, up from the previous 500.

Land Rover claims that 53 plastic bottles go into every vehicle upholstered in a textile made from recycled polyester microfibres. We used it to line up the vehicle on a ramp that led to a swimming pool.

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It can also be specified with the "ClearSight" rear-view mirror that can transform into an HD video screen - linked to rear cameras - at the touch of a button, something that will come in handy when you've packed your luggage to the roof.

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