The 2016 Range Rover Evoque is quite the looker and will soon make its way to India. Land Rover has confirmed that the new Evoque facelift that was unveiled globally earlier this year will be officially launched in the country on 19th November in Mumbai. This is the first comprehensive facelift on the luxury SUV since its launch in 2011 and the modern styling catapulted it into quite an attention seeker on the roads.
Talking about the changes, the Range Rover Evoque gets a subtly revised front fascia complete with a revised bumper and larger air intakes. The biggest update comes in the form of a new grille while the headlights are updated with adaptive LED lights with integrated DRLs. The side profile gets minimal changes save for the striking new alloy wheels design while the rear gets a new tailgate mounted spoiler and revised graphics for the LED tail lights. Pleasingly, the SUV looks more refined looking sharper than ever.
Inside the cabin, the 2016 Range Rover Evoque gets several upgrades including new seats, an updated infotainment system with an 8-inch touchscreen display and new door casings. Further, the 2016 edition has been updated with the All-Terrain Progress Control (ATPC) system that was originally introduced on the bigger Range Rovers and helps configure the SUV according to the kind of terrain. There a host of new safety features too including the lane-keeping assist system, autonomous emergency braking system, attention assist estimation system among a host of other tech.
The biggest change however, is under the hood of the new Evoque. The facelift gets the new Ingenium TD4 turbo diesel engine and is an all-aluminium unit. The motor is 20-30 kg lighter than the engine it replaces and is available in two states of tune – 150 BHP and 180 BHP. The motor comes paired to the new ZF sourced 9-speed automatic transmission that promises quick shifts with improved fuel efficiency. Currently, the Evoque is priced at 48.73 lakh (ex-showroom Mumbai) and we expect the new model to be priced in the same ball park, making it a splendid option against the Audi Q5 and BMW X3 in the segment.