We can't tell you how many times we've asked an automotive executive about future product plans only to be given the default, "We're investigating new options," or, "Anything is possible," write-offs. So, to that end, here's another bit of grease for the ever-spinning rumormill.

Auto Express reports that Land Rover could possibly launch a sportier version of its entry-level Evoque, dubbed – wait for it – Evoque Sport. The news comes after the British magazine sat down with Gerry McGovern, Land Rover's design director, at the recent Beijing Motor Show. When pressed about plans to expand the Evoque range, McGovern stated, "For the moment, we're looking at the cabriolet and special editions – we could do a more overtly sporty one, for example."

A suggestion, Land Rover: Move the Evoque Sport above the cabriolet on your to-do list.

McGovern didn't spill any more beans about what a Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Sport (what a mouthful) would be powered by, but Auto Express suggests it would likely be a boosted version of the 2.0-liter turbocharged four found in the current model. Of course, more visual aggression would be added in the way of larger wheels, a body kit and a lowered suspension. Beefier chassis and brake components would likely be added to enhance the drive experience, as well.

Assuming the Evoque Sport does come to fruition, we likely wouldn't see it until the end of next year since the current vehicle is still a newborn in the market. So, for now, rumormill, keep on spinning.


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      msspamrefuge
      • 2 Years Ago
      They're seriously considering the cabriolet? I didn't realize that the market for completely useless SUVs was THAT healthy.
        S.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @msspamrefuge
        It worked for the Murano....right?
      gbjulieann
      • 2 Years Ago
      Perhaps they should concentrate on improving the dependability of the current line up. For years people have admired the vehicle, but most avoid the unit , not because of price, but because of its poor reputation.
      gmhtv1
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ugly as hell ...It evokes nausia in my opinion
      ollas
      • 2 Years Ago
      Seriously tried to buy an Evoque when it was introduced, and was given so much discouraging and delayed iinformation as to availability in any reasonable length of time, I just gave up...settled on a BMW X3 and am delighted....and from what I've heard about the Evoque since then, apparently my alternate choice was a good one.
      Mike McDonald
      • 2 Years Ago
      Put the Jaguar XKR-S's SC V8 in it and i'll be very happy!
      soopershrink
      • 2 Years Ago
      It was ugly to start with and then an elephant sat on it!
      teamplayers99
      • 2 Years Ago
      Check out the front wheel in that picture. Doesn't the brake rotor seem way too small, or maybe it's normal and the wheel is way too big. Either way it doesn't look quite right.
        Al Terego
        • 2 Years Ago
        @teamplayers99
        Poseur vehicles don't need big brakes since all they do is mall-crawl and drive the kids to soccer.
          BG
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Al Terego
          And park in the McMansion driveway to inform the other nearby residents that its owner has the disposable income to lease such a thing. Ah, aren't those acres of concrete driveway wonderful?
      robertcooper227
      • 2 Years Ago
      where can i see the new land rover defender
      Keith
      • 2 Years Ago
      Since the Evoque is already using the Ford ECOBoost 2.0 four banger, see if there's room for the 3.5 V6 version that cranks out 365HP. That would be a true Sport version if there ever was one.
      Rex Schaefer
      • 2 Years Ago
      Great! Another "Yuppymobile" For The Affluent!
      larry
      • 2 Years Ago
      In the past, the range rover was sssooooooo fugly. This new model is a "head-turner". I may consider purchasing one of these.
        Sekinu2
        • 2 Years Ago
        @larry
        Makes you turn you head and think wasnt that a Ford Explorer?
      theoman001
      • 2 Years Ago
      great car
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