Range Rover Evoque is not the only model which lost its 3 door sibling as Audi A3 and VW Scirocco 3 door models have been discontinued as sales were very low
Ranger Rover Evoque is so popular among customers for its stylish design and it is the model which started the new design philosophy of Range Rover which is now available across the portfolio. Range Rover is currently developing second generation of Evoque. According to latest sources, Range Rover discontinued the Coupe version of Evoque because of poor sales.
The Evoque portfolio will now include 5 door and convertible model only. The 5 door model accounts for 95 percent of sales and we can assume that the convertible model atleast have enough sales numbers to make it to the second generation model. Globally, we have seen that people prefer 5 door over 3 door because of the practicality.
Range Rover Evoque is not the only model which lost its 3 door sibling as Audi A3 and Volkswagen Scirocco 3 door models have been discontinued as sales were very low. The decision to axe 3 door model is good as the company is looking to cut down cost to improve profit.
But Range Rover is yet to officially announce that the Evoque convertible has been discontinued. The XE S and XF S from Jaguar portfolio was discontinued earlier this year as sales were low on these models. Most of the manufacturers are keeping 3 door models until the end of current generation of respective models.
The test mules of next generation Evoque has already been spotted in Nurburgring. Range Rover will continue the current design theme of Evoque and it will be an evolutionary design as they want to play it safe as the current formula is a successful one. The Evoque will be based on a re-worked D8 platform and the new model will lighter than the outgoing version. We can expect the new generation Evoque to make its official debut by the end of next year.