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The second-generation Range Rover Evoque first made its global debut in November 2018, and the SUV has now arrived in Malaysia as part of an official preview at the paultan.org Premium Auto Car Expo (PACE).
Built on Land Rover’s mixed-material Premium Transverse Architecture, the latest Evoque hasn’t grown much in size over the original, as it measures 4,371 mm long (unchanged from before), 1,904 mm wide (+4 mm) and 1,649 mm tall (+14 mm). However, there’s more cabin space with the new platform, as the wheelbase is now up by 21 mm to 2,681 mm.
Design-wise, distinctive cues from the first-gen like the sweptback roofline and rising shoulder line have been carried over, albeit with more pronounced haunches and wheel arches. Influences from the Velar are also evident in other areas, including the slim LED headlamps, sweeping directional indicators, flush door handles and taillight arrangement.
Moving inside, the Evoque’s upgraded cabin carries the Velar’s interior style, and features a simpler dash layout with slimmer air vents and uncluttered surfaces. The latter is made possible thanks to the dual-10-inch-screen Touch Pro Duo system, with the car’s infotainment and climate controls being accessed via touch panels instead.
The cargo area is also wider and 10% larger (591 litres) now, and it can accommodate a folded pram or set of golf clubs, with space increasing to 1,383 litres when the 40:20:40 rear seats are folded.
The variant being previewed by Jaguar Land Rover Malaysia is powered by the P200 AWD powertrain, which consists of an Ingenium 2.0 litre turbocharged four-cylinder with 200 PS (197 hp) and 320 Nm torque, a nine-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive system (with Terrain Response 2).
For now, the company merely says that an official launch will take place sometime in the first quarter of next year, but did not disclose anything about pricing.
GALLERY: Second-generation Range Rover Evoque