All new Range Rover Evoque hybrid coming soon
The new generation Range Rover Evoque is based on a highly modified version of the esteemed D8 platform that notably is not able to accommodate the plug-in technology. Nevertheless, a 48V system would be able to fit into this platform and might enable the all new Evoque with the power to run in a fully electric mode for a short range. The hybrid technology will also help the car with enhanced throttle response, while eradicating turbo lag and also enhance improve fuel efficiency.
Back in the month of September 2017, the Chief Executive Officer of Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) Ralf Speth announced that every new vehicle model launched after 2020 will be featuring some sort of electrification. This mild hybrid system will enable the next generation Evoque and the next generation Discovery Sport, which is also underpinned by the D8 platform to become a part of this new line of electrified cars from the company. The new Jaguar E-Pace SUV is also based on the same architecture and thus, it might also be coming with a variant that is endowed with the mild hybrid drivetrain in future.
The all new Range Rover Evoque is expected to officially make its world premiere towards the end of this current calendar year. It is likely to break cover at the 2018 Los Angeles Motor Show in November, and is expected to hit the global market for sale by the first half of 2019. On the other hand, the new generation Discovery Sport is not expected to come very soon and is thought to be a couple of years away. It is expected to be unveiled sometime only in 2021.