Land Rover Range Rover Evoque, a SUV has 4 Diesel cars available in India in 6 exotic colours, namely, Corris Grey, Firenze Red, Fuji White, Indus Silver, Loire Blue and Santorini Black. The Range Rover Evoque was introduced in 2011 by the Tata Motors owned British luxury SUV brand, Land Rover. The award-winning crossover with 2WD and FWD drive system, received its first update in 2014, with a new ZF-9HP automatic transmission along-with various supplementary features and few cosmetic changes. The new model is available in two engine options - a 236.7bhp, 2.0-litre, Si4 turbo petrol and an 187.4bhp, 2.2-litre SD4 turbo diesel.
The exterior has been revamped with minimal variations. It is endowed with a new Land Rover badge and four new alloy wheel designs, along-with new colour options. The car wears bold stances and sporty design. It gets a double slat chrome grille, projector lamps, honeycomb metal mesh, muscular shoulders, a low slung rear sloping roofline, pronounced wheel arches with large wheels and sharp windscreen.
Interior & Features
The interior remains essentially unaltered and the new Range Rover Evoque is grandeur and more comfortable than its predecessor. It is bestowed with pioneering features such as park assist, lane departure warning, a water wading sensor and traffic sign recognition. Oxford leather steering wheel, 10/8 way electric driver’s adjustment, surround camera system, automatic climate control with air filtration, 11-speaker audio system with Bluetooth, USB, Aux-in and Audio connectivity system, etc. are its other prominent features.
It is powered with a 2.0-litre, Si4 turbo petrol and a 2.2-litre SD4 turbo diesel engine with former one delivering a maximum power of 236.7bhp at 5, 500rpm with 340Nm at 1,750rpm; while the latter offering 187.4bhp at 5, 200rpm with 420N at 2, 000rpm.
A fuel economy of 12.7 kmpl is delivered by the 2179 cc Diesel - powered variant.
Performance & Handling
Its Active Driveline feature (only on all-wheel drive variants) helps it to drive over 35kmph via front wheels, if any loss in grip is identified. It makes the on and off-road performance wieldy and proficient. The carbon emission is reduced along-with making it 10% more fuel efficient through the innovative 9-speed automatic gearbox. Both the engines are highly-efficient, and help the car attain a top speed of 195kmph taking 8.5 seconds to achieve 0-100kmph. The NVH levels are well-organised yet a bit ear-splitting.
Land Rover Range Rover Evoque faces direct competition from Volvo XC60 while Audi Q5, BMW X3 and Mercedes-Benz C250 also come in its line of competition.