EXCLUSIVE! Jaguar Land Rover's next big launch, the Range Rover Evoque has got off to a bumper start in India as dealerships across India have received several enquiries that have now turned into full-fledged bookings. Industry sources suggest that the first lot of cars have already been sold out and that bookings for the next lot will only commence early next year.
The Range Rover Evoque, set for launch in the first-half of November will be priced in the range of Rs 50 to 63 lakh, ex-showroom. Land Rover will offer both the petrol and diesel variants but with a twist. The 2.2-litre diesel producing 190 bhp is identical to the one found on the locally assembled Land Rover Freelander 2 HSE. The diesel version will be offered in the five-door format while the 2.0-litre turbo petrol producing 237 bhp will come as a three-door.
The Evoque will compete with the likes of the BMW X5/X6, Volvo XC90, the new Mercedes-Benz ML and Audi's Q7. Its distinctive styling and driver focus will be its key selling points. While the vehicle does compete with the likes of the Audi Q5 and BMW X3 in Europe, the pricing has been affected due to the fact that it will be offered as a CBU and the strong pound values are not helping it either.