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March 24, 2015 : JLR has started the local assembly of Evoque at their plant in Pune. Prices have significantly gone down compared to earlier CBU (completely built units) import - Range Rover Evoque now start from Rs. 48.73 Lacs, Ex-Showroom Mumbai (Pre-Octroi). Earlier in March, Land Rover has officially confirmed the new Range Rover Evoque Convertible, prototypes for which have been spying for quite a while now. The company has released a teaser video having a camouflaged prototype of the same doing test runs in the underground Crossrail tunnels of London. This production-ready avatar is almost similar to that concept, featuring a folding soft-top roof design. But one new element that was not there on the concept is a small wing spoiler at the rear. The vehicle will be launched next year internationally and its Indian launch is expected soon after that.
Jaguar Land Rover is one of the most acclaimed car brand in the Indian automobile market, which is famous for their luxurious sports utility vehicles. Among them Land Rover Range Rover Evoque is a vehicle that is offered with petrol as well as diesel engine options for the buyers to choose from. It is available with power packed engines along with attractive exteriors and internal section, which have a lot of styling aspects. The company is selling this model series in three trim levels, which are Pure, Prestige and Dynamic. Its petrol version is equipped with a 2.0-litre, Si4 engine that belts out a maximum power of 237.3bhp along with a peak torque output of 340Nm. Whereas the diesel trims are equipped with a 2.2-litre engine that comes with a displacement capacity of 2179cc. It has the ability to generate a maximum power of 187.7bhp in combination with a commanding torque 420Nm torque output, which is rather good considering the Indian traffic and road conditions. Both these engines are skillfully paired with an advanced 9-speed automatic transmission transmission gear box. It is offered with "On Demand" four wheel drive system, which enables the driver to switch between four and two wheel drive option easily. The company has given it an advanced braking mechanism as well as reliable suspension system, which keeps the vehicle stable on the roads. Its braking system is further augmented by ABS along with electronic brake force distribution. It also has terrain response system that adjusts engine torque, traction, all wheel drive system and other settings to provide better off-road performance. This vehicle has an excellent body design and is fitted with various styling aspects, which will certainly attract many buyers. The front end looks aggressive with a bold radiator grille that is flanked by a trendy headlight cluster. It is incorporated with high intensity lamps along with side turn indicators. The side profile looks impressive with body color side rear view mirrors and an elegant set of wheel arches. These rims are further covered with high performance tubeless radial tyres that ensures superior grip on any terrains. Its rear end includes some styling features like an expressive boot lid, large windshield and radiant tail lamps. The large windshield is accompanied by a sporty rear spoiler, which is integrated with high mounted stop lamp for additional safety. On the other hand, it is blessed with a plush interior cabin that is packed with a lot of sophisticated features. It has a neatly designed dashboard that is integrated with some equipments. The seats offer good comfort to its occupants and these are covered with premium leather upholstery. It is blessed with an air conditioning unit that cools the cabin in no time. The advanced music system is one of its key aspects, which provides best-in car entertainment. It provides seating for five passengers besides offering ample head as well as leg room, which increases the comfort levels. Apart from these, the cabin includes some storage spaces and utility based features as well. In addition to these, it is loaded with some crucial safety features that offers maximum security to its passengers. Some of these include eight airbags, engine immobilizer, hill descent control, central locking system and many other such features that improves the security levels. It is presently available in a number of exciting body paint options for the customers to select from. This vehicle will compete with SUV's like Toyota Land Cruiser, Audi Q5, Mercedes Benz ML Class and BMW X3 in the market. The company is offering it with a standard warranty of four years or 100000 Kilometers, whichever comes first. It also carries a six year or unlimited mileage corrosion perforation warranty along with 24 hour roadside assistance.
This has an outstanding external appearance that is further enhanced by some interesting aspects all over. To begin with the front fascia, it is neatly designed headlight cluster that has powerful xenon headlamps with LED lighting. It surrounds the bold radiator grille that has two uniquely designed horizontal slats and gives the frontage an aggressive look. The windscreen is quite large and made up of toughened laminated glass. It is equipped with a couple of rain sensing wipers as well. The sleek bonnet looks attractive with a few visible character lines on it. Moreover, the "RANGE ROVER" lettering on it further gives it a stylish appearance. It has a large dual tone bumper, which is accompanied by a protective cladding beneath it, which further prevents the vehicle from minor damages. It houses a wide air intake section for cooling the engine quickly. This air dam is flanked by a couple of bright fog lamps that adds to the visibility. Coming to its side profile, it is neatly designed with aspects like chrome lining on window sill, B-pillar blackouts and body colored door handles along with side moldings. Its outside rear view mirrors are painted in body color and are electrically adjustable. These mirrors comes with heating as well as memory functions as well. The flared up wheel arches are equipped with an elegant set of sparkle silver alloy wheels that gives the side profile a stylish look. These rims are further covered with high performance tubeless radial tyres that makes it capable for off-roading. The rear end of this SUV is simply stunning with a few remarkable aspects. There is a wide windshield that is accompanied with a spoiler and a high mount stop lamp. It has an expressive boot lid that includes a thick chrome plated strip and 'Range Rover' lettering on it. It has a radiant tail light cluster that is well designed and equipped with LED based brake and reverse lights along with turn indicators. Besides these, it has a wide bumper, which is fitted with a protective cladding underneath it. Other aspects like a pair of reflectors and twin exhaust pipes completes the look of its rear profile.
The company has designed this sports utility vehicle with standard dimensions, which can easily accommodate five passengers. It comes with an overall length of 4355mm along with a width of 2120mm, which includes outside rear view mirrors. The height of its diesel variants is 1635mm, while petrol trim comes with a height of 1605mm. It has a minimum ground clearance of 215mm, which is quite good for dealing with any road conditions. The large wheelbase measures about 2660mm.
Ed's take: The interiors of the Range Rover Evoque are a great blend of technology and fashion. The Evoque is more of a fashion icon vehicle and the exterior design says so. Designers have done a terrific job for the interior as well.
The manufacturer has designed its interiors exceptionally and packed it with many advanced features, which gives the occupants a plush feel while traveling. The plush cabin is quite spacious and can accommodate five people with ease. It offers enough leg room to its occupants, while the head space is also quite good. The cockpit includes an elegantly designed dashboard that comes equipped with a stylish center console, a large glove box with cooling effect and a three steering wheel that is wrapped with premium leather and mounted with various control buttons. It has an advanced information system, which features an 8-inch high resolution touchscreen display. In terms of seating arrangements, it is incorporated with well cushioned seats. The second row seat has complex 35:30:35 facility, which helps in increasing the boot volume. The car maker has done up its interiors with an ebony black color scheme, which gives a plush appeal to the cabin and it is complemented by front down and foot-well lighting. It has driver oriented cockpit with commanding driving position and ergonomically positioned control switches, which are easy to reach. The 6/4 way electric adjustable seats of entry level variant are covered with pure grained leather upholstery. The Prestige variant is equipped with 8/6 way electric seats and are blessed with Oxford leather upholstery. Whereas, its high end Dynamic trim is available with perforated grained leather upholstered seats. There are front sun visors available along with illuminated vanity mirrors. The company has given it a number of utility based aspects like rear seat center armrest with two cup holders, load space cover, auto dimming interior rear view mirror, carpet mats with edging, push button start, memory function for driver's seat and a few other aspects that adds to its elegance.
This model series is incorporated with a number of sophisticated features. Its Prestige trim comes with some unique comfort features such as 8/6 way electrically adjustable seats and premium carpet mats with edging. It has cruise control, which maintains a steady speed as set by the driver on the highways. The leather wrapped steering wheel is mounted with audio, cruise and call control buttons for convenience of its driver. This SUV is blessed with an advanced Meridian sound system with single slot CD player, MP3 disc, file compatibility, USB interface and i-Pod port. It also supports Bluetooth connectivity with audio streaming for pairing the mobile phones. The high resolution 8-inch touch screen display has various controls and it adds to the convenience of its driver. Other features include proximity sensing and touch detection for overhead map lights, luggage compartment with lashing eyes, glove box unit with cooling effect and 4-way manually adjustable steering column. The company has given it an efficient automatic climate control unit, which also has rear AC vents that keeps the entire cabin cool. It has ergonomically designed seats that offers maximum comfort especially during long journeys. The front seats are electrically adjustable and comes with lumbar support. Apart from these, it also includes center console with storage space, front center armrest, panoramic glass sun roof with power blinds, sun visors with illuminated vanity mirrors, interior rear view mirror with auto dimming function and a few other aspects that helps in giving enjoyable driving experience. In addition to these, the company is offering the navigation system and rear view camera as optional features.
This stylish sports utility vehicle is very spacious from inside and comes with a seating capacity of five passengers. The wheelbase of 2660mm provides ample leg room, head and shoulder space. It has a spacious boot compartment of 550 litres and 575 litres for petrol and diesel variants respectively. It can can be further increased by folding its rear seat. The company has given it a 70 litre fuel tank, which is quite good for planning longer journeys.
Ed' take: The acceleration of the diesel and petrol engine of the Evoque is good and it doesn’t feel any smaller. The performance has gone notches above as it now has better performance thank to better gearing with the new nine-speed ZF transmission.
Both its petrol and diesel power plants are mated with a nine speed automatic transmission gear box, which sends the engine power to its all wheels. This light weight petrol engine enables the vehicle to cross the speed mark of 100 Kmph in close to 7.6 seconds from a standstill. At the same time, it helps in attaining a top speed of 217 Kmph, which is incredible. On the other hand, its diesel trims are capable of achieving an impressive top speed of 195 Kmph and consumes around 8.5 seconds to break the speed barrier of 100 Kmph from a scratch.
Ed's take: Considering mind over matter, then the 2.2-litre diesel engine is the most sensible buy as the petrol is expensive and is only available in 3-door.
As said above, this model series is available in both petrol and diesel engine options for the buyers to select from. The diesel variants are powered by a 2.2-litre, SD4, turbocharged power plant, which comes with a displacement capacity of 2179cc. It is integrated with four cylinders and sixteen valves using double overhead camshaft based diesel engine. This power plant has the ability to produce a maximum power of 187.7bhp at 5200rpm in combination with a commanding torque output of 420Nm at 2000rpm. On the other hand, the petrol variant is fitted with a 2.0-litre power plant under the hood. It is integrated with 4-cylinders and can displace 1999cc. This engine can churn out a whopping power of 237.3bhp at 5500rpm, while generating a peak torque output of 340Nm at just 1750rpm. Both these engines have been mated with an advanced nine speed automatic transmission gearbox that distributes the engine power to all four wheels. This sophisticated gearbox not just improves the performance of the engine but it also reduces the fuel consumption by 20 percent. For delivering a healthy fuel economy, both petrol and diesel mills are incorporated with an advanced direct injection fuel supply system.
Ed''s take: The diesel engine of the Evoque is frugal despite having good performance. And now it has improved further as it is offered with a nine-speed ZF transmission.
The diesel engine of this sports utility vehicle is incorporated with a direct injection fuel supply system, which allows it to deliver a decent mileage under standard traffic conditions. It has the ability to generate a fuel economy of 12.7 Kmpl on the expressways and it comes down to 8.5 Kmpl approximately within the city limits. On the other hand, its petrol motor is integrated with an advanced high pressure direct injection fuel supply system, which makes is capable of returning a maximum mileage of 7.4 Kmpl, when driven on bigger roads and gives around 4.2 Kmpl in the city traffic conditions.
Ed's take: The Evoque gets the smallest engine from the JLR stable, which is the new 2.0-litre petrol. But the power rating of these engines is good.
The 2.0-litre Si4 petrol engine has the ability to churn out a maximum power of 237.3bhp at 5500rpm along with with a commanding torque output of 340Nm at just 1750rpm, which is rather good. At the same time, its diesel power plant allows it to produce a peak power of 187.7bhp at 5200rpm in combination with a maximum torque output of 420Nm at 2000rpm.
Ed's take: Being a luxury vehicle, the Evoque gets touchscreen music system, cruise control, ESP, premium leather.
This sports utility vehicle has an advanced Meridian sound system with a single slot CD player, MP3 disc, file compatibility, USB interface and i-Pod port. This music system supports Bluetooth connectivity with audio streaming. The high resolution 8-inch touch screen display has various controls for convenience. It also has a leather wrapped steering wheel, which is mounted with audio, cruise and call control buttons. The owners can add many more features for their convenience like rear view camera, navigation system, i-Pad holder, rear seat entertainment system, coat hanger, load space aperture net, seat back storage, luggage compartment mat, rigid load space protector and so on. On the other hand, we can also customize the exteriors by adding illuminated tread plates, mud flaps, stainless steel exhaust finisher, stylish body graphics, hood decals, side protection tubes and primed mirror caps.
Ed's take: The ride and handling characteristics of the Evoque are good, as the ride is plush like any Range Rover and the handling is just like a sedan
This sports utility vehicle has a reliable braking and suspension mechanism, which keeps it well balanced and stable at all times. All its wheels are fitted with powerful disc brakes that are accompanied with high performance calipers. In order to enhance the braking mechanism, the company has incorporated it with several advanced aspects like anti-lock braking system along with electronic brake force distribution and emergency brake assist system. It also features cornering brake control, dynamic and roll stability control, electric parking brake and trailer stability assist function. On the other hand, the front and rear axles are assembled with an adaptive dynamic system that helps in reducing the impact of jerks and provide an exceptional driving experience. It is also integrated a responsive power steering system with speed related function that makes it easy to handle even in peak traffic conditions. This tilt adjustable steering wheel supports a minimum turning radius of 11.8 meters.
Ed's take: The safety features list on the Evoque is fairly long, just like most of the luxury vehicles in this segment. It has the Active Driveline as optional package that also improves the handling.
The company has bestowed this model series with a lot of crucial safety aspects, which gives the occupants a stress free driving experience. It has a rigid body structure, which comes with impact beams and crumple zones that enhances safety of the occupants in case of any crash. It has an advanced engine immobilizer with security alarm system that safeguards the vehicle from theft and any unauthorized entry. The company has also given innovative aspects like terrain response system along with torque vectoring by braking, which will reduce the efforts of the driver, while improving the performance. It also has hill descent control, hill start assist and electronic traction control system. The braking mechanism is further augmented by ABS along with emergency brake assist function and electric parking brake. This SUV has 3-point ELR seat belts for all passengers along with driver seat belt reminder notification on instrument panel. Apart from the Pure variant, other trims also gets a keyless entry for added convenience. In addition to these, it also has eight airbags (side curtain, dual front and knee airbag for driver), front and rear parking aid, LED high mounted stop lamp, central locking system, powerful disc brakes, front fog lights, high intensity xenon lamps and several other aspects.
The neatly carved wheel arches of its Pure variant are fitted with a classy set of 17-inch, 10-spoke Sparkle Silver alloy wheels that are covered with 225/65 R17 sized tubeless radial tyres. While other trim gets a sturdy set of 18-inch, 7-spoke alloy wheels. These rims are further fitted with 235/60 R18 sized terrain capable tubeless radial tyres. The manufacturer has affixed a full size spare wheel in the boot compartment with all other tools required for changing a flat tyre. It is a standard feature across all the variants.
1. Decent ground clearance makes it capable of dealing with terrains.
2. Spacious internal cabin with good seating arrangement is a big plus point.
3. Outstanding engine performance with decent acceleration and pickup.
4. An advanced 9-speed automatic transmission given as standard.
5. Stylish exterior appearance adds to its advantage.
1. Price range can be more competitive.
2. Fuel economy of petrol variant is not up to the mark.
3. Authorized service stations can be increased.
4. Absence of rear view camera and navigation system.
5. Spares and maintenance cost is too expensive.
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|2.2L Dynamic |
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