LWB Range Rover Evoque spotted in tests

LWB Range Rover Evoque spotted in tests

October 23, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Two years after the launch of the second generation, Land Rover is preparing to expand the Range Rover Evoque range with the first-ever Long Wheelbase (LWB) model.

Earlier this year, prototypes tested in the open air got into the lenses of spy cameras, and now they have gone to the Nürburgring for more precise adjustment. Compared to the “regular” Evoque, the longer version has more space between the front and rear axles and longer rear doors. This will significantly increase rear legroom – a chapter in which the compact SUV has always lagged behind the competition.

Aside from being more family-friendly, the Range Rover Evoque LWB will retain the look and functionality of its shorter sibling, albeit with perhaps a few minor changes. The dashboard will continue to include a digital instrument cluster behind the steering wheel, a tablet-style infotainment system in the center, and a third display for HVAC. Premium quality content will remain part of the offer, although additional features are possible.

Performance will likely continue to be provided by the same engines found in standard Evoque models, i.e. gasoline, diesel and hybrid units. It’s still too early to talk about the model’s availability, especially whether it will be limited to China or hit global markets as well, but that information will become available when the Range Rover Evoque LWB debuts in late 2020 or early next year.