Land Rover has launched the facelifted Range Rover Evoque for the Indian market at a starting price of Rs 47.1 lakh (pre-octroi Mumbai). The premium crossover gets a few cosmetic and mechanical changes in this new update.
The revisions to the fascia include a new front bumper with a pair of large air intakes. The grille is revised with a new fine mesh pattern and the bash plate is repositioned in this iteration. Enhancing the front of the car are full-LED adaptive headlamps and integrated LED fog lamps, while the turn indicators are now completely a part of the LED running lamps. Take a look at the rear and you will find a new ‘Gesture Tailgate’ and a spoiler that comes with a wider LED third brake light. The silhouette, though, remains the same, but the new design pattern for the 20-inch alloy wheels brings in the element of freshness.
Inside, you have an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system and new seats. The front seats are eight-way power-adjustable with the option of having 14-way seats with optional massagers. There is also a surround camera and rear seat entertainment system. The manufacturer has upped the premium feel with the inclusion of soft-touch materials and new doorsills. The standard interior colour options now come with two more choices - lunar ice and vintage tan. This enables a prospective buyer to choose from a total of 13 choices.
The refreshed Evoque is powered by the 2.2-litre SD4 engine that produces 188bhp (140kW) of power and a maximum torque of 420Nm. Transmission duty is done by the ZF-sourced nine-speed automatic gearbox. The SUV gets the new All-Terrain Progress Control, like larger Range Rovers, which allows the driver to set a low speed so that he can concentrate more on picking through rough and obstacle-strewn terrain.
This Range Rover Evoque in its 2016 iteration was first unveiled in February this year, followed by its launch at the Geneva Motor Show. More than a major cosmetic makeover, there are small changes that enhance the look of the car. It comes packaged with a 3 year service plan and the car is fully supported by 3 year warranty all part of the price. All of this pegs this model to be a better package than the earlier version. It is the sixth launch for the brand in India this year. The car is locally assembled in India and goes up against the Audi Q5 and the BMW X3 in the Indian market.
The Range Rover Evoque is available in India in four variants - Pure, SE, HSE and HSE Dynamic. The variant-wise pre-octroi prices for the car are as follows -