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Old 01-12-2017, 08:04 AM
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Default 2018 Range Rover Evoque Mk II

First prototype pictures proof that the successor of the current Range Rover Evoque is on its way:

http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/ne...r-mk2-platform

I must admit that I never expected the current car to age that well. In fact for me it still looks very fresh and modern. Even the interior design still works quite well demonstrating the colleagues of Jaguar a lesson about how to create premium substance in this segment. I hope Gerry McGovern and his team manage to stick to their path without being forced to tone down things in order to please the beancounters.
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Old 01-12-2017, 08:56 AM
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First prototype pictures proof that the successor of the current Range Rover Evoque is on its way:

http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/ne...r-mk2-platform

I must admit that I never expected the current car to age that well. In fact for me it still looks very fresh and modern. Even the interior design still works quite well demonstrating the colleagues of Jaguar a lesson about how to create premium substance in this segment. I hope Gerry McGovern and his team manage to stick to their path without being forced to tone down things in order to please the beancounters.
The currnet Evoque is indeed a great design, IMO still one - if not the best -looking compact CUV out there, inside and out. And it looks expensive, not just tarted up.

The new model in work is hardly surprising given the sales volume and thus the importance to JLR (must easily be the best seller by quite a margin), I expect a rather evolutionary approach in the looks department, and I predict this and the Jaguar E-pace to be very similar underneath the metal, proportions already look nearly identical..
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Old 01-12-2017, 02:39 PM
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It will be interesting to see whether this will still have a connection with the Kuga/Escape like the current one does.
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Old 01-12-2017, 03:02 PM
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It will be interesting to see whether this will still have a connection with the Kuga/Escape like the current one does.
The Discovery Sport, which this will be based of, is not all new, but a modified Evoque/LR3/Freelander platform. So it should still be vaguely related to the Kuga, though actually the Kuga Mk. 1 (and current Volvo XC60).; The current Kuga/Escape use again an updated version of that platform, so all in all they are not really brothers anymore if you like, but still related. Afocus RS drivetrain would probably still bolt in without too much work ;)
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Old 12-06-2017, 02:09 PM
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First pictures of a mule:

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/n...e-rover-evoque
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Old 12-06-2017, 07:04 PM
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It will use the Ingenium engines. Hybrids are further away until they make a new chassis. This looks like an cooling mule.
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Old 12-07-2017, 12:13 AM
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Current one is wonderfully stylish but horribly claustrophobic. Hope that improves a little bit in the car. Looks a bit more like a RR Sport, which isn't a bad thing.
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Old 12-07-2017, 08:36 AM
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Current one is wonderfully stylish but horribly claustrophobic. Hope that improves a little bit in the car. Looks a bit more like a RR Sport, which isn't a bad thing.
IMO this mule still uses mostly the old body, minus some attachments to the wheel arches (wider track) and different grille (testing the cooling), so it#s hard to say what it looks like.

I agree about the slightly claustrophobic feel, but going by LR's recent track record, the Disco Sport abandoned the Freelander's lofty and airy driving position and cabin for a more Evoque like feeling, and the Velar is also rather cocooned by Range over standards, so I wouldn't hold my hopes too high...
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Old 12-07-2017, 09:00 PM
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IMO this mule
Is it a mule? The body seems to have a less taped-together quality than most mules, but it's hard to tell w/ the camo (and I think the ride height of SUVs also make it hard to distinguish a mule).

Yes, slit-like windows seem to be the norm now. I was surprised at how many sedans at the LA auto show ahd relatively poor visibility. I guess it makes sense since sedans now have to be more extroverted to maintain sales. And I was shocked at how low and short the Velar was in-person.
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Old 12-08-2017, 07:03 PM
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Front clip mules are common for cooling tests.
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