Land Rover is working on sporty versions of the new Range Rover and the Evoque, according to the latest reports from Autocar. Apparently, the British carmaker owned by Tata Motors, the sporty models from Land Rover will get ‘RS’ badges.
The first RS model from Land Rover will be a Range Rover Evoque and Autocar says that this will be launched possibly by the end of the year.
The Evoque RS will get a turbocharged 2.0-liter petrol engine developing around 300 bhp. Regarding the design, this will not be changed extensively. Still, the focus will be on the Range Rover Sport, which was recently caught by spy photographers at the Nurburgring racetrack in Germany.
Sources confirmed the fact that the new high-performance SUV will be powered by a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 that will deliver around 542 bhp, 39 bhp more than the standard version of the supercharged V8 found on the Range Rover Sport.
The new Range Rover Sport RS will also get a new design consisting of new front and rear bumpers, larger air intakes instead of the foglights, bigger wheels and a more powerful braking system. Moreover, the new Range Rover Sport RS is expected to make its debut next year, after the Evoque RS will be revealed.
Brand-new Land Rover Range Rover Evoque draws its ingenuity straight from the LRX concept car, which roared to a worldwide approval for its exhilarating rendition of the classic Range Rover model cues.
Its brilliant design in line with a methodical engineering granted the spirit of the LRX concept to be grasped into actuality without jeopardizing the core values of Range Rover – magnificent interior, well-bred performance, and all-terrain versatility.
Range Rover Evoque ventures into an even bolder evolution of Range Rover design by taking up fresh renditions of classic Range Rover design cues while remaining firm to its core values, Gerry McGovern, Land Rover design director, said. He explained that with its sensational rising beltline, a bulky shoulder imbuing the length of the car, and a precise taper to the floating roofline, the Evoque takes up a very spirited vibe with a strong and Herculean stance.
Having the wheels pushed out to the four corners gives the Evoque its resolute posture. The wheelarches are wide, but integrated softly into the body, while the meticulously sculpted corners significantly lessen the car’s visual overhangs both front and rear.