Land Rover could build sub-Evoque model

* Smaller Evoque considered * Land Rover rival for Nissan Juke * Smaller cars with more interior space...

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Tom Webster
04 April 2012

Land Rover could build sub-Evoque model

Land Rover could build a new, smaller model that sits below the Range Rover Evoque, according to the car maker's design boss, Gerry McGovern.

Speaking to What Car? at the 2012 New York motor show, McGovern said: 'One of the questions [we are asking ourselves] is how small can you go?

'We have got a small Range Rover, could we do a smaller Range Rover? Yes, I think we could.'

He also revealed that building a smaller model might not be restricted to the company's Range Rover brand; telling What Car? that a smaller Land Rover was 'absolutely' possible.

McGovern also told us that he sees downsizing as a valid path forward for the manufacturer, but not at the expense of interior space.

'One of the things I am intrigued by at the moment is that every model we replace doesn't get any bigger,' he said. 'In fact, generally, I would like to see them get smaller on the outside, but get bigger on the inside.

While there are no solid plans for an upmarket rival to cars such as the Mini Countryman, or Nissan Juke, McGovern said there is certainly more to come from Land Rover.

'There are more cars to be designed,' he said. 'There is potential in the market.'

Tom Webster