Range Rover Evoque 2019 SUV: what we know so far

  • Land Rover to replace its most successful model this week
  • Expect evolutionary 'baby Velar' styling
  • ...and much more tech under the skin

2019 Range Rover Evoque side view

The wraps are due to come off one of the UK's most important cars on the market. Land Rover will launch the 2019 Range Rover Evoque, and thanks to some innovative performance art installation work, we now have a rough idea how it looks.

The wireframe renditions of this popular premium SUV as been unveiled at four locations across Kensington and Chelsea, and what we do know is that the next model will combine some dramatic design work of the Range Rover Velar with the size and proportions of the current car.

Expect the same squat, stubby proportions as before. The new 2019 Evoque SUV features seems to have cleaner shoulder lines and similar front air intakes to the Velar.

Why is the new Evoque so important?

The Evoque arguable helped accelerate Land Rover's move into profitability in 2011 and on, thanks to its combination of desirability, popularity, and commonality with other models in the range.

The cars that followed the Evoque, from Sport to the Velar, have all in one way or another, been influenced by the design and marketing of the Evoque.

From that point on, Range Rover's brand stretch moved into smaller SUV arena, and as a consequence, rivals have popped up all over the place – from the Volvo XC40 to the BMW X2.

Can it repeat the success of the old Evoque?

In its seven-year life, the Evoque has been a massive success. It has sold 750,000 worldwide, and you can guarantee that each and every one of those sales has been highly profitable.

It's been a critical success, too, with 217 awards under its belt. That's more than any other British-built and designed car. Given that Land Rover's parent company Jaguar Land Rover is struggling financially, thanks to a very diesel-heavy range, and with the anticipated economic effects of Brexit, this car needs to do well.

We’ll find out soon after the new Evoque’s worldwide debut in London on Thursday 22 November. Parkers will be among the first to drive this crucial new car so check back soon for the 2019 Range Rover Evoque review.

2019 Range Rover Evoque front three-quarter view