The second-generation Range Rover Evoque will feature a plug-in hybrid version when the new model range makes its debut, according to an Autocar report. Jaguar Land Rover is developing a 1.5 litre three-cylinder petrol-electric hybrid powertrain for the junior Range Rover entrant, and it will feature a lithium-ion battery pack for its hybrid drive plus 48-volt electrical architecture.

Land Rover is still tight-lipped on when exactly the PHEV will arrive, though it stated that all of its models will include an electrified variant from 2020 onwards. Autocar‘s sources suggest, however, that the hybrid Evoque could arrive before that date, in time for the arrival of the next-generation Evoque.

When it arrives, the plug-in hybrid Evoque will join the Range Rover Sport P400e in Solihull’s lineup. The forthcoming facelifted L405 Range Rover has an electrified variant in the works, too, and shouldn’t be too far off, with test mules spotted undergoing winter testing in February. This will also be a petrol-electric PHEV, compared to the present diesel hybrid powertrain employed by the current hybrid Range Rover.

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