After launching the diesel version of the updated Range Rover Evoque in December 2016, Land Rover now adds a petrol derivative to the range.
Only a few weeks ago, Land Rover launched the updated 2017 Range Rover Evoque in the Indian market. At that time, it was only launched with a diesel engine. Now, though, the British marque has, apparently, realized that a petrol motor needs to be added to the range as well. As a result, the firm has launched the petrol derivative of the 2017 Range Rover Evoque, carrying a price tag of Rs 53.20 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi).
Unlike the diesel variants of the 2017 Range Rover Evoque, the petrol version will be available in a single variant – SE. Powering the Evoque petrol is the same 2.0-litre inline-4 engine that also does duty in the Jaguar XE, XF and the Land Rover Discovery Sport. The engine develops 237bhp of maximum power and 340Nm of torque. Power is sent to all four wheels via a 9-speed automatic. Performance wise, the Range Rover Evoque petrol is claimed to hit 0-100km/h in 7.6 seconds, before hitting its top speed of 217km/h.
Since the petrol derivative is only offered in SE trim, it will miss out on a couple of high-end features such as a 10-inch touchscreen display – it gets an 8-inch display instead.
Commenting on the launch of the new model, Rohit Suri, President, Jaguar Land Rover India, said, “We are excited to introduce the 2017 Model Year New Range Rover Evoque with a 2.0 l petrol derivative. The addition of the 2.0 l petrol derivative reinforces our commitment towards customers who aspire to drive this fabulous vehicle with a powerful petrol engine.”
The Range Rover Evoque is assembled locally for sale in the domestic market, alongside the Land Rover Discovery Sport.