Land Rover developing more luxurious Evoque SVAutobiography

The Evoque SVAutobiography will gain additional luxury features and more power.

Land Rover design director Gerry McGovern has confirmed that the company is preparing to introduce a range-topping version of the Range Rover Evoque dubbed SVAutobiography.

Speaking on the sidelines of last week's New York Motor Show, McGovern announced that the upcoming SVAutobiography will be based on the Evoque Autobiography, the lineup's current flagship. Like the 2016 Range Rover SVAutobiography that was presented in the Big Apple, the posh Evoque will benefit from a sprinkling of model-specific trim pieces on both ends, new wheel designs and emblems as well as an available two-tone paint job.

The cockpit is expected to gain premium equipment including wall-to-wall leather upholstery, knobs and dials machined out of solid aluminum and a long list of standard convenience features. Whether the SVAutobiography will be based on the four-door Evoque or the sportier two-door model is up in the air.

McGovern all but confirmed that the Evoque's 240-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine will get an increase in power thanks to revisions made by Land Rover's Special Vehicles Operations. The turbo four will continue to shift through a nine-speed automatic transmission.

Land Rover promises the Range Rover Evoque SVAutobiography will be introduced "soon." That's a vague timeframe, but we suspect that it could be presented to the public alongside the Evoque Cabrio at next fall's Frankfurt Motor Show or next November at the annual Los Angeles Motor Show.

What's Next?In the same interview, McGovern revealed that the current Evoque will soldier on for about three more years. The next-gen model is currently being developed in England, but the designer declined to provide specific details about what to expect.

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