Report: Three-Row Range Rover Evoque "Plus" to Debut Late 2016
May feature more wagon-like styling.
A new report from Autocar reveals a few more details about a larger version of the Range Rover Evoque called the Plus. Though built on the same platform as the upcoming Jaguar F-Pace SUV, the new Range Rover Evoque variant could include three rows of seats, and it will have a longer wheelbase than the Jaguar crossover.
The Range Rover Evoque Plus would reportedly split the difference between the Range Rover Sport and today's two-row Evoque. The larger Range Rover Sport focuses on handling and on-road performance, while the Evoque is a more affordable crossover aimed at urban driving.
AUTOMOBILE European bureau chief Georg Kacher reported in 2013 that a larger variant of the Range Rover Evoque would debut in late 2016 with the name "Evoque Grand."
According to Autocar, Range Rover plans for its future models to blend the design wagons and SUVs, with a lower-slung profile accentuating the Range Rover's sporting heritage. The Evoque Plus will use the company's Ingenium gas and diesel engines that debut in cars like the Jaguar XE and XF sedans, with top-end Range Rover Evoque variants receiving a V-6. All-wheel drive is expected to be standard.
Autocar expects the Range Rover Evoque Plus to make its official debut near the end of 2016, with a price tag between $60,000 and $90,000. A 2015 Range Rover Evoque starts at $42,095 with destination in the U.S.
The Range Rover Evoque Plus is just one of many new Land Rover models slated to arrive in the near future. The new Land Rover Discovery Sport aims to expand the company's reach to families, and will be followed by more Discovery variants. The Range Rover Evoque was refreshed for the 2016 model year (pictured), a convertible version has also been greenlit for production, and the next-generation Evoque is expected to arrive for the 2019 model year.