The front fascia differs from the current Evoque by a fair bit. Its grille, front air vents and lower bumper are all different shapes and sizes comparatively. There’s more of a defined pattern in the grille now as opposed to the blockish and straight lines of the previous one. We already know that this Evoque will be larger than the current one too — it looks more and more like a small Range Rover Velar every time we see it.
Our biggest catch here is the interior though. Land Rover has outfitted this new Evoque with a completely digital gauge cluster — good to see out of the cheaper model. In addition to that, there’s a new gear shift toggle control. This will replace the twist knob gear shift that rose up out of the dash when you turned the car on. We never cared too much for the novelty of that anyway, and this will quell any fears of it one day deciding not to rise out of the dash.
While this one we caught testing appears to be a diesel (as evinced by the 4,800-rpm redline) we know the U.S. will definitely be getting JLR’s new 2.0-liter Ingenium engines. These come in multiple states of tune, with upwards of almost 300 horsepower available. There will reportedly be an electrified version of this model as well, since JLR says every one of its new models will feature electrification in some way. Expect a hybrid and probably a plug-in hybrid to debut sometime after the Evoque’s probable launch in early 2019.