26.09.2017 by Rovertune
The Electric Revolution is gaining pace rapidly at Land Rover. The next generation of Range Rover Evoque may feature a new three cylinder 1.5 litre petrol engine with plug-in electric drive. Although Land Rover are not commenting on this model it is thought that the vehicle will make an appearance in 2019, one year before the manufacturers self imposed deadline that all its cars will feature an electrified variant from 2020.
The Evoque plug-in will join PHEV versions of the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport that have already been announced as being available from late 2017.
All new Land Rover PHEV vehicles will be based around new petrol combustion engines, a move away from the diesel hybrid drivetrain used within the current PHEV Range Rover. In our view this is a sensible solution as petrol engines are better performers in hybrid combinations than diesel and may well account for reasons why Land Rover did not secure many sales of the diesel hybrid vehicle.
At Rovertune we are already geared up for the electric and hybrid generation of vehicles as we already have an ex Land Rover employee on our staff who has been involved with design and servicing of these type of vehicles.
For more information relating to the new Evoque PHEV click here.