Even Europe Has No Use for a Range Rover Evoque Three-Door
Essentially the most attainable Vary Rover, and simply the least fascinating, will not be supplied sans rear doorways. Whereas the five-door Evoque troopers on for the 2019 mannequin 12 months alongside its ridiculous convertible sibling, the automaker says there’ll not be a three-door accessible wherever on the planet.
It’s simply the newest proof that automakers aren’t enthusiastic about shelling out for seldom purchased physique types simply to fulfill a handful of nonconformist consumers.
Maintain on, you’re considering, hasn’t Jaguar Land Rover already deep-sixed the three-door Evoque? You’re right, however that call solely affected the North American market, the place the Evoque three-door disappeared for the 2018 mannequin 12 months. In Europe and elsewhere, 2019 brings a lineup devoid of something that might precisely be known as a “coupe.”
Really, should you occur to be considered one of 999 ultra-wealthy consumers, there technically is a coupe (the SV Coupe) on supply in 2019, however the mannequin’s excessive exclusivity means you gained’t discover it on many buying lists.
Information of the three-door Evoque’s demise, arriving by way of Autocar, comes because the automaker readies a second-generation of the compact SUV for a world launch. That mannequin seems subsequent 12 months as a 2020 mannequin, and it appears sure there’ll be no three-door variant. Autocar cites sources who declare 95 % of the Evoque’s gross sales got here from the standard five-door mannequin.
“From the 2019 mannequin 12 months, Land Rover has rationalised its Vary Rover Evoque bodystyle providing to focus on the five-door mannequin and convertible, which account for almost all of gross sales,” an organization spokesman advised the publication.
In a land awash with unibody utility automobiles, Vary Rover’s long-in-the-tooth Evoque — which appeared in late 2011 as a 2012 mannequin — noticed a U.S. gross sales peak in 2015. Over the primary 5 months of 2018, Evoque gross sales slipped 45.6 % in the USA.
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