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The British based manufacturer Land Rover is planning a longer version of the Range Rover Evoque which will be stretched by 12 inches and will be sold under the Grand Evoque name.

According to the, the Range Rover Grand Evoque will be developed by Land Rover and the model will be stretched by 12 inches, which will offer extra room on the inside for both front and rear passengers. The upcoming Range Rover Grand Evoque will go against its “classic” rivals from BMW and Audi and it’s part of Land Rover’s plan of revealing 40 new models over the next five years.

Besides the extra legroom which will be offered thanks to adding 12 more inches between the axles, Land Rover is also planning a third row of seats for its upcoming Range Rover Grand Evoque. In term of engines, the future model might inherit the Evoque’s lineup, but a new 1.8 liter direct injection turbocharged engine, which will be developing 170 horsepower, is also in the books, as says.

As a reminder, the Range Rover Evoque is a compact crossover SUV made by Land Rover which recently went into production, in July 2011. The Evoque is being offered in two body styles, three-door and five-door, with a choice of two engines, the 2.0 liter petrol with 240 HP and the 2.2 liter diesel with 150 and 190 HP, mated to either a six-speed automatic or a six-speed manual transmission.