Here’s the 2020 Range Rover Evoque, in its second edition, a Velar-inspired hybrid ready to dominate Indian streets.
Land Rover has sold almost 800,000 Evoques since its fashion SUV made its debut back in 2010. A decade later, it returns with a new set of clever gizmos, sleeker designs inside-out and a unique note of mini-SUV elegance that will continue to resonate in luxury lifestyle.
At this point, the Range Rover Velar and the new Evoque are almost indistinguishable. We tried doing a side by side visual analysis, the only notable result is the Evoque having a shorter bonnet and a smaller face.
In terms of upgrades, the real magic is in the cabin. Even at an entry-level, the Evoque is packed with hyper-intelligent gizmos and super-sleek designs. There’s also a Smartphone pack, allows you to control vehicle-optimized apps on your Android™ or Apple™ smartphone through the touchscreen. With a tiny heads-up display and Apple Watch sync capabilities, the Range Rover Evoque also adds in a R-type steering wheel to add some sport to all the tech.
For those who’d prefer taking this luxury chariot off the streets, Land Rover has also introduced a Terrain Response 2 receive the additional Dynamic Mode. This adjusts the steering and the suspension to suit sand, mud, gradient and challenging off-roads too. To ensure safety, there’s six airbags fitted across the car.
The new Range Rover Evoque will be available in petrol and diesel variants, and in terms of specs -a base S trim and the SE with R-Dynamic pack. Interestingly, the petrol guzzler also comes with a mild hybrid engine too. To look at numbers, the diesel variant churns out about 180-horsepower with its 2.0 litre V4 turbo. Whereas the petrol, about 249-horsepower plus 50 more coming from its 48-V hybrid system.
The Range Rover Evoque is already in showrooms incase you’d like to test drive this luxe chariot. In terms of price, the Evoque starts off at about Rs 54.94 lakh (ex-showroom, pan-India) for the petrol and diesel models.
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