Earlier posts of international media houses based on a report by analysts at Bernstein Research revealed that Land Rover was planning to launch a larger and lightweight Range Rover Evoque XL variant to fit between current model and Range Rover Sport. Long wheelbase version of Range Rover Evoque is codenamed L560 and is expected to be launched in 2016.
Same report said that L560 will be based on same aluminium platform as new line of compact Jaguar models, like upcoming Jaguar XE. It also suggested that Evoque XL could attain up to 80,000 units of annual sales and could possibly be the most lucrative model to be built on new aluminium platform. There are four Jaguar models and one Range Rover, total of five planned on the said platform.
L560 also has the potential to become the most economical model of Range Rover, largely due to employment of lightweight aluminium architecture and new Ingenium (previously known as Hotfire) range of four cylinder engines of JLR. Petrol and diesel versions of Ingenium engines will power most of Evoque XL variants, in different tunes.