Come January 30, 2020, the second-gen Range Rover Evoque will go on sale in India. Here's a quick look at what's 'new' in the Evoque.
Roughly a year after its global debut, the second-gen Range Rover Evoque will be arriving on Indian shores soon. The latest version of the baby Rangie will be launched in India on 30th January, 2020. So, what new things does it pack? Here’s a quick look,
New platform, beefier looks
The new Evoque is based on all-new platform, dubbed the Premium Transverse Architecture (PTA). This architecture is electrification ready, but in India it’ll be only be offered with combustion engines at first. Thanks to the PTA, the new Evoque offers 20mm more legroom at the back, but its length and width are more or less unchanged. It’s also available only in a 5-door version. The more noticeable change is the styling – the new model looks more muscular and aggressive and has a face that’s heavily inspired from the Velar. It also gets flush doors like its elder sibling, while Matrix LED headlamps, a sporty front bumper and large air inlets are some of its main visual highlights. The rear design is also completely new, and has hints of Velar’s back end.
The original Evoque has always been known for its classy and cutting-edge interior, and with the new model, Range Rover has only made it even better. In the new model, the Evoque gets a similar cabin layout as its bigger siblings – this means there’s a digital instrument cluster and a dual-touchscreen layout – one each for infotainment system and climate control, seat adjust, et al. Among other highlights, the new Evoque gets a ‘ClearSight' digital rear-view mirror, and Land Rover's Ground View Technology which provides an 'invisible bonnet' view.
The second-gen Range Rover Evoque will be powered by the company’s Ingenium line of BS-VI compliant petrol and diesel engines. The diesel engine will be a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder unit that develops 178bhp and 430Nm of torque, while the petrol version will feature 2.0-litre, four-cylinder unit that is good for 247bhp and 365Nm of torque. Power transmission duties will be carried out by a 9-speed automatic gearbox. India-spec models will get AWD as standard.
Price & Competition
The 2020 Range Rover Evoque is expected to be priced at Rs 50 lakh and above (ex-showroom). Competition will include the likes of Audi Q5, Mercedes-Benz GLC, BMW X3 and Volvo XC60.