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Autocar is reporting that Land Rover may be looking into super-sizing its new Evoque mini-crossover. Word has apparently come down from shadowy sources inside the company that indicates executives are looking to add a fourth model to the Land Rover line. If you believe what you read on the internet, that vehicle will slot between the Evoque and the Range Rover Sport in terms of size and price (what this would mean for the LR2/Freelander, we're not sure), but will likely be built on the bones of the smaller Rover. The creation even has a name; "Grand Evoque," which sounds more than a little like a character pulled out of George Lucas', um, mind.

Autocar indicates that the mooted Grand Evoque will even wear similar styling to its smaller forebearer. That includes making use of a traditional five-door design to allow for easy ingress and egress with coupe-like aesthetics. Autocar says that the motivation behind crafting a mid-sized CUV for the Land Rover line comes from the fact that American buyers are pumping cash into the segment at a blistering pace and that the Chinese market is similarly ripe for an explosion.


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      creamwobbly
      • 3 Years Ago
      "what this would mean for the LR2/Freelander, we're not sure" Why not? The bigger Evoque would be to the LR2 what the Range Rover Sport is to the Range Rover.
      markscomments
      • 3 Years Ago
      Many luxury car buyers are anxiously awaiting the Evoque. The Evoque is a very beautiful design. Still a Land Rover so it is still capable of crossing rivers, climbing steep inclines etc. Land Rover is and has always been focused on building the best 4x4s / SUVs in each segment. The best off-road, the most luxurious, the best technology and the most refined - in each segment. Rumors of this longer wheelbase Evoque might just be rumors or maybe Land Rover want to add a bit more space / legroom - maybe a third row? If Land Rover makes this model it will probably have different sheet metal with Evoque influences. Modern Land Rover products are very similar to what Porsche is doing product wise. By this I mean that they are both entering new segments with best in class products fitting with the character of their brands. With Land Rover's performance/premium/ultra luxury position, maybe a good idea for the next Defender should be to offer these different types of interiors - based on customer demands. - Defender Performance: A high quality interior that is very back to basics (think of the way Porsche offers stripped out cars for track racers) also for military/defense customers. - Defender Premium/luxury: A gorgeous, modern and very purpose built interior ( maybe think new McLaren MP4-12C interior - in a 4x4 design way with lots of customization options ) The Range Rover proved a long long long time ago that 4x4's can be extremely luxurious and refined on-road and still be phenomenal off-road. That is why Land Rovers are so awesome! They offer the very best of the best in all segments!
        rover'd
        • 3 Years Ago
        @markscomments
        I think Land Rover has enough luxury offerings to keep the defender basic and rugged. I think a low end with AC, and roll up windows would be awesome, with options like leather and heated seats etc would be great too. We will see.
      Susan
      • 3 Years Ago
      Oh no, another luxury "rugged" truck/crossover for the weekend Cosco crowd. How imaginative and individualistic they are.
      carfan
      • 3 Years Ago
      so it looks like the indians took over the design department from the english... it shows
      Evoque Owners Club
      • 3 Years Ago
      Not sure how that would leave other Range Rover models - a bigger Evoque would be pushing on the price and size of the Ranger Rover Sport I would think? http://www.evoqueownersclub.co.uk/forum has all the info on the Evoque if anyone wants to find out more.
        BluuFin
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Evoque Owners Club
        Yeah but if the fuel efficiency is much improved, then the Grand Evoque could be the preferred choice for those of us with long commutes. I'm looking forward to this line.
      David Leal Macias
      • 3 Years Ago
      hello....you will send some of this great models to mexico?
      rover'd
      • 3 Years Ago
      @ Brian You're an idiot.
      Rollk
      • 3 Years Ago
      I forgot about the Evoque...
      trippycake
      • 3 Years Ago
      I think you meant this name takes a page out of the Jeep handbook... or have we already forgotten the Cherokee? =(
      • 3 Years Ago
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        Dump
        • 3 Years Ago
        I think JB is saying that LR should drop the current RR Sport and make this new "larger Evoque" the new RR Sport instead ---- not continue to offer the two at the same time. Such a move seems like LR is not confident in the future of the RR Sport and will offer something similar in size maybe to offset fuel consumption requirements. The Evoque will probably have better fuel ratings than the RR Sport and a larger version will too.
        iKingston
        • 3 Years Ago
        HUH!?!? The article clearly states that the new vehicle will be slotted between the Evoque and the Range Rover Sport. So why would Land Rover have 2 completely different CUV/SUVs by the same name?
        HuskerBadger
        • 3 Years Ago
        Isn't the next RR Sport going to be based on a shortened version of the upcoming aluminum body Range Rover and not the LR2 as it currently is?
        • 3 Years Ago
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          rover'd
          • 3 Years Ago
          But Land Rover has to stay true to it's base. There's a lot more to Land Rover/ Jaguar than just a name. Most people don't understand that, and it would be a shame for the company to break with it's roots, just like every other manufacturer.
          • 3 Years Ago
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      rover'd
      • 3 Years Ago
      Im pretty sure Land Rover has already made it clear that there will be a five door version... Where is this coming from? Did I miss something?
      QAZZY
      • 3 Years Ago
      I hate crossovers, but the Evoque looks decent.
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