Tata Motors-owned Jaguar Land Rover is working on a bigger version of the Range Rover Evoque, which is set to debut after 2015, if my sources in India are correctly informed, and they swear they are. This bigger Evoque has been codenamed L560. The renderings were made at the time I received this information. However, these renderings can hardly be accurate as the styling of this bigger Evoque hasn’t been frozen yet and the company is still working on the design. However, my source says the drawings are mighty close.
The Range Rover Evoque has been a massive success for Land Rover, winning a slew of awards in a matter of a few weeks. The Evoque has been raved for its sharp styling and has even won some design awards recently. But the SUV does have its shortcomings, with the limited interior room being the major chink in its armor. Land Rover is planning to address this issue by making the Evoque bigger. The wheelbase will be extended. The bigger Evoque will continue to be a 5-seater and Tata Motors has no plans to launch a 7-seater version.
The bigger Range Rover Evoque (L560) will use the same set of engines which power the current Evoque – with some improvement.Tata Motors is also conducting a market research in India to setup a manufacturing facility for the next generation Land Rover Defender. This new facility could be setup in Gujarat and would only go under way in 2015.
Faisal Ali Khan is the owner/operator of MotorBeam.com, a website covering the auto industry of India.