November 27, 2018 By C! Magazine Staff

2020 Range Rover Evoque gets full hybrid variant

Aside from hybrid variant, Evoque uses recycled materials inside the cabin

Land Rover recently revealed the second generation of the Range Rover Evoque, which is aimed at young urbanites and will be available in a full plug-in hybrid variant.

The structure of the new Range Rover Evoque comes from the brand’s all-new Premium Transverse Architecture, enabling the vehicle to hold various hybrid configurations without interfering the interior space.

Due to its new structure, the Evoque’s door hinges won’t be identical with the outgoing model. The extended 105.6-inch wheelbase is identical to the Jaguar E-Pace, and it will be equipped with a new version of Integral Link rear suspension. Land Rover stated that the 2020 Evoque is not just an evolution of the D8 platform, which can be traced to the old models of Ford.

Apart from gas and diesel engines, the 2020 Evoque will be available with a 48-volt mid-hybrid electric engine that can preserve the energy lost during deceleration and will store it in the underfloor battery. When the vehicle is running at speeds below 17 km/h with applied braking, the engine will automatically shut down to reduce emissions.

Inside, the Range Rover Evoque has a refined infotainment system to provide a more intuitive customer experience. The system is now compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for seamless smartphone integration. The designers of the vehicle also used textiles that are based on recycled plastics, which are premium alternatives to leather material. It includes Kvadrat wool blend, Dinamica suedecloth, and Eucalyptus and Ultrafabrics options.

The Evoque will also introduce the new Ground View Technology using cameras that can project the driver’s blind spots into the infotainment screen. It also has an HD digital rear view mirror that decreases the blind spots of the vehicle.

Powering the Evoque is an Ingenium 2.0-liter inline-4 turbocharged gas and diesel engines that has a horsepower range of 145.9 hp to 237 bhp, and 233.7 hp to 296 bhp respectively.

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