New 2019 Range Rover Evoque leaks ahead of full reveal tonight

Official reveal of new Range Rover Evoque will happen live on Land Rover's YouTube channel tonight from 7.45pm

The Range Rover Evoque will be revealed today live at 19:45 GMT on the firm’s YouTube channel but we’ve had an early glimpse of the car courtesy of some low resoloution images that have leaked out on Facebook and been widely shared online.

Previously, the official Land Rover Twitter page confirmed the reveal along with a new teaser image of the second generation Evoque distorted behind glass. This came a week after a fleet of wire sculptures was placed around London giving the first official ‘look’ at the compact SUV.  

After the Range Rover Evoque’s live reveal, customers will be able to place orders for the new car, which is expected to start from around £32,000 with UK deliveries planned for spring 2019.

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Eight years on from the launch of the original Evoque, Land Rover is claiming the new model will set new standards “of design, capability and sustainability”. Over 750,000 examples of the current model have been sold around the world so far.

Range Rover Evoque reveal: Live from 19:45 tonight

The leaked images and spy shots indicate that the new Evoque won’t undergo a dramatic redesign, sticking closely to the current car’s overall shape with the fastback roofline and slender head and tail-lamps. There are also a lot of design cues taken from the larger Velar.

The Velar look is particularly evident in the cabin, where the Evoque will feature the dual-screen set-up on the centre console and dash, which first appeared on its larger sibling.

It’s expected to use a revised version of the current D8 platform, but the SUV will be slightly longer than before, with a stretched wheelbase giving more room inside. The platform will also be adapted to support mild-hybrid tech – JLR boss Dr Ralf Speth has said that every new product launched from 2020 will feature some form of electrification.

However, a range of JLR’s Ingenium petrol and diesel engines will make up the bulk of the Evoque line-up, with power ranging from 148bhp to 296bhp. It’s still unclear if Land Rover has managed to engineer the car for plug-in hybrid power.

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