Range Rover Evoque facelift launched, priced at Rs 67.90 lakh
It is powered by 2.0-litre, mild-hybrid petrol and diesel engines.
Land Rover has launched the updated Range Rover Evoque in India, prices of which start from Rs 67.90 lakh (ex-showroom, India). The updates include a slightly revised exterior design and an overhauled interior with lots of new tech, but it continues with the same set of powertrain options. Its available in a single Dynamic SE trim, and bookings too are underway.
Incidentally, the MY2023 Evoque was higher priced at Rs 73.07 lakh, but it was available in a sportier R-Dynamic SE trim. In fact, the smallest Range Rover is now priced at par with the 7-seater Discovert Sport from Land Rover’s own stable.
Range Rover Evoque exterior design
The exterior updates are rather minimal – there’s a redesigned grille with detailing similar to larger the Range Rovers, new super-slim LED headlamps with redesigned LED running lamp signatures, new red brake callipers and a new twin ten spoke design for the alloy wheels. This aside, there are two new colours to choose from - Corinthian Bronze and Tribeca Blue.
Range Rover Evoque interior and features
The more notable changes are on the inside where it gets an all-new 11.4-inch curved touchscreen infotainment system running the latest Pivi Pro software. This has led to a complete redesign of the dashboard, which now sports a far cleaner look and seems inspired by its larger siblings. The panel with rotary dials for the HVAC controls on the previous model have now made way for a concealed storage area also featuring a wireless charging pad. There’s also a new gear lever on the redesigned centre console.
There’s no physical switchgear on the dashboard, but it’s compensated by a sidebar on either end of the touchscreen that provides access to all critical functions such as climate operations, seating and audio controls at all times, which allows 80 percent of all tasks to be performed within two taps, says JLR. There’s also a new steering wheel and an all-digital instrument cluster.
Other features of note include heated and cooled front seats, dual-zone climate control, a panoramic sunroof, 360-degree surround view camera, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, OTA software updates and a new PM2.5 air purification system.
Range Rover Evoque engine, specs
Mechanically, however, it remains the same. There are two engine options to choose from – a 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol unit that produces 247hp and 365Nm of torque and a 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel that produces 201hp and 430Nm of torque.
Both engines get a 48V mild-hybrid system with belt integrated starter generator that recuperates energy from braking and assists in acceleration, and are mated to a 9-speed automatic gearbox. All-wheel drive is standard with JLR’s Terrain Response system getting seven modes: Eco, Comfort, Grass-Gravel-Snow, Mud-Ruts, Sand, Dynamic and Automatic. The 360-degree camera also allows for a clear view through the bonnet which is a nifty feature in tricky offroad situations.
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