The Range Rover Evoque facelift has been launched in India at a starting price of INR 47.1 lakhs (ex-showroom, Mumbai) in the presence of Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez. The mid-life refresh brings minor cosmetic revisions but unlike the international version which received new 2.0-litre Ingenium diesel engine, the India-spec version continues with the existing 2.2-litre SD4 motor. The company already has garnered over 125 bookings.
Range Rover Evoque facelift – Prices
- SD4 Pure – INR 47.1 lakhs
- SD4 SE – INR 52.9 lakhs
- SD4 HSE – INR 57.7 lakhs
- SD4 HSE Dynamic – INR 63.2 lakhs
The revised front fascia gets new Xenon lamps with integrated daytime running lights, vents on the bonnet (only 3-door variants used to come with the vents before) and a new bumper with larger air intakes, LED foglight strips. The Dynamic variant also adopts a new honeycomb grille. The profile stays intact while the rear fascia has been enhanced with new LED taillight detailing.
The interior remains largely same save for a few trim and equipment upgrade. All the variants come standard with a 8-inch InControl touchscreen infotainment system while the top-end model offers InControl Plus.
Engine and Gearbox
The familiar diesel engine continues to develop 190 PS and 420 Nm of torque when mated to a 9-speed ZF automatic transmission. AWD system is available as a standard equipment. The motor is capable of propelling the Evoque from rest to 100 kmph in 7.5 seconds and the top speed stands at 195 kmph.
Safety and Features
The Range Rover Evoque facelift continues to offer the usual array of safety features such as multiple airbags, ABS wtih EBD, Hill Start Assist, Hill Descent Control, Roll Stability Control, Vehicle Stability Control, Torque Vectoring by Braking, etc.
Noteworthy equipment on fully loaded variant include Meridian 17-speaker audio system, rear seat entertainment, navigation system, Head Up Display, surround camera system, passive entry, gesture tailgate, 18-inch alloy wheels, Xenon headlights with LED signature lighting, etc. Terrain Response System is standard across the range.
Like the outgoing model, the new Evoque will be assembled at JLR India’s Pune facility out of CKD kits sourced from the UK. The previous version witnessed 30% more demand than expected after the commencement of local assemble and the facelifted model is expected to sustain the momentum.