The clear identity of the Range Rover Evoque being spotted tested in Dubai can’t be established at this moment, it’s quite clear that the model in question isn’t a pure internal combustion engine (ICE). Instead, it could be a pre-production either of a full electric vehicle or a plug-in hybrid.
In April-2020, Jaguar Land Rover announced 1.5L 3-Cylinder Plug-in Hybrid variants of Evoque and Discovery Sport. At the launch, the British automaker revealed there are no plans to bring these latest plug-in hybrids to the United States, the Land Rover twins were designed primarily for Europe and its impending stricter emissions standards.
Land Rover does not have an all-electric model in its lineup, but that could change soon. Various publications have reported that the company is expected to launch the first all-electric Range Rover called the Road Rover in late-2021. It could be lower and more aerodynamic than the current Range Rover models and could be positioned between the Evoque and the Velar.
From whatever can be understood from the rather grainy spy images, the upcoming Range Rover Evoque electric will have lower running costs and emission-free. Frankly, it’s a tad too early to make conclusions but we’re hoping that some concrete information would come to light in the days to come.
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