Work continues on the long-wheelbase Range Rover Evoque as spy photographers have caught the model undergoing cold weather testing in Northern Europe.
Dressed in heavy camouflage, the model has a familiar front fascia as the biggest changes occur aft of the A-pillar.
While they’re hard to notice at first glance, the long-wheelbase variant features significantly longer rear doors. However, designers have kept the sloping roof and upward sweeping beltline.
There’s no word on how much longer this particular model is, but the extra room will create a more spacious interior. This has been one of the Evoque’s weak points as the standard model offers just 33.8 inches (859 mm) of rear seat legroom. It should also allow the company to add a third-row seat to enable the Evoque to compete with the Mercedes GLB.
Engine options remain unconfirmed, but they’ll likely carryover from the standard model. As a result, we can expect a variety of different options including a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that produces 246 hp (183 kW / 249 PS) and 269 lb-ft (365 Nm) of torque. There could also be familiar hybrid, plug-in hybrid and diesel powertrains.
Land Rover has been tight-lipped about the model, but it’s introduction is expected to coincide with a minor facelift for the standard Evoque. Both are expected to debut later this year, but nothing is official as of yet.