Range Rover Evoque Sport Could be Coming, Land Rover Exec Says

Range Rover Evoque Sport Could be Coming, Land Rover Exec Says

Just as appeal for the Ranger Rover Evoque seems to be reaching a fever pitch, Land Rover threw more fuel on the fire with the Victoria Beckham Special Edition late last month. Now, rumors of an Evoque Sport are surfacing as well.

Recently at the Beijing Auto Show, design director Gerry McGovern revealed that Land Rover is considering an Evoque Sport model that would boost the production stats of the standard Evoque. With 80 percent of its buyers being completely new to the Land Rover brand, the crossover has been a big hit. Rumblings of an Evoque convertible model are also shaking the rumor mill, though official decisions about production are unreached.

“You can go too far with the Evoque, but what’s so right about the car is it has what I call killer proportions,” Land Rover design director Gerry McGovern said to Autoexpress. “For the moment, we’re looking at the cabriolet and special editions – we could do a more overtly sporty one, for example,”

Range Rover will have its work cut out however, especially with Audi unveiling its RS Q3 Concept packing 360 hp. A possible powerplant choice could be a Ford-sourced 2.0-liter turbo four with 240 hp that could easily be tuned to pump out more power.

Along with a more powerful engine, Land Rover’s designers will be adding larger wheels and a sportier body kit to enhance the aesthetics of the Evoque. No doubt the Evoque Sport will also see new suspension components, giving the crossover a lowered and more aggressive stance while bigger brakes would definitely complete the package.

[Source: Autoexpress]