The Evoque, since its launch in 2011, has set a high bar for other companies to follow. It was amongst the first stylish compact-SUVs to be launched in markets worldwide, and created a niche for SUVs which did not necessarily look ‘butch’. The Evoque has had a good run in almost every market it is sold in including India and Land Rover has been working on keeping it fresh in light of increasing competition. The Land Rover face lift was showcased earlier in 2015, and now it is headed to our shores.
Dealerships of the company across the country have started accepting bookings for the facelift Range Rover Evoque, interested customers can book their units by paying a amount of Rs. 1 Lakh.
Land Rover is offering easy finance deals for those interested in buying the luxury compact-SUV.
Rohit Suri, President, Jaguar Land Rover India Ltd, said “Over the years, the response to the Range Rover Evoque has been phenomenal across the world and India has been no exception. With its striking lines, muscular shoulder and tapered roof, the 2016 Range Rover Evoque sets itself apart from its contemporaries and is loved by the young at heart who want to make an ultimate statement of their style and individuality. The fabulous design, coupled with class-leading technology and luxury features make the 2016 Range Rover Evoque an unbeatable choice.”
In terms of exterior design, the Evoque facelift gets a new front bumper, larger air-intakes, a new grille-design and all-LED adaptive head lamps. From the side, the design remains almost unchanged from the current model, though new alloy-wheels will be offered. At the rear a roof-mounted spoiler and LED-stoplight complete the changes. Inside, the design changes are limited to the seats, door-casings and upholstery and trim-colour options.
In terms of equipment, the Range Rover Evoque facelift gets a new 8.0-inch touch screen based infotainment-system, a high-definition driver-information display in the instrument console, the new Land Rover All-Terrain Progress Control multi-mode AWD system, hands-free rear-hatch operation, heads-up display, surround camera system, 17-speaker Meridian sound system, rear-seat entertainment package etc. New safety systems include auto emergency brake-assist and drowsiness-alert.
It is not confirmed if the Evoque brought to India will get the new Ingenium series of engines, the current model is powered by a 2.2-litre diesel motor mated to a 9-speed automatic gearbox.