The Range Rover Evoque will now
be manufactured at the JLR Pune manufacturing facility. This will be the fourth
vehicle at the plant joining the Freelander 2, Jaguar XF and XJ. The price of the vehicle starts at Rs 48.73 lakh, ex showroom Mumbai.
Production at the Pune plant
has tripled since its inauguration in 2011 and this latest development in the
facility comes as part of Jaguar Land Rover’s plans to expand its manufacturing
footprint globally, increasing its production capacity outside of the UK,
stated a press release.
The ex-showroom Mumbai
(Pre-Octroi) prices for the three derivatives are as follows:
Range Rover Evoque SD4 (188bhp),
5 Door Pure : Rs 48.73 lakh
Range Rover Evoque SD4 (188
bhp), 5 Door Dynamic : Rs 52.40 lakh
Range Rover Evoque SD4 (255bhp),
5 Door Prestige : Rs 56.21 lakh
The Range Rover Evoque will be
available in a 2.2 litre SD4 Diesel engine, delivering 188bhp @ 3,500 rpm and
maximum torque of 420 Nm @ 2,000 rpm. It will be offered in three derivatives:
Pure, Dynamic and Prestige.
All derivatives come with an automatic
transmission and include standard features like Front and Rear Parking sensors
with Rear View Camera, Navigation System, Fixed Panoramic Sunroof and Land
Rover’s Terrain Response System.
The locally-manufactured Range
Rover Evoque is now available for sale with deliveries expected to begin from
early April 2015.
India is one of Jaguar Land
Rover’s top 20 markets globally with sales increasing by 20pc in the last three
years. The company has 22 dealer outlets across 20 major cities across India.
Rohit Suri, President of
Jaguar Land Rover India, stated that the Range Rover Evoque is already very
popular with Indian customers and “we will now offer this SUV at an even more
competitive price point starting at Rs 48.73 Lalkh, Ex-Showroom Mumbai
(Pre-Octroi). This will enable us to access a wider audience which consists of
discerning and premium Indian customers who have always loved the brand,
aspired to own this SUV and be seen in it. Our investment in the Pune facility
demonstrates our continued long-term commitment to the Indian market.”
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