Tata-owned British SUV maker, Land Rover has introduced the petrol variant of the svelte Evoque. Available only in the 'SE' variant, it is priced at Rs 53.20 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
Power is courtesy a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder engine that develops 240PS of power and 340Nm of torque. The engine is paired with a nine-speed transmission, which channels power to all four wheels. A 0-100kmph sprint is taken care of in 7.6 seconds, whereas top speed is rated at an appreciable 217kmph. It also gets Land Rover's Terrain Response system, that lets you select between preset modes that include Grass, Snow, Sand and Rocks.
Features include leather upholstery, an eight-way electric adjust for both front seats, and front and rear parking sensors. Infotainment duties are handled by an eight-inch 'inControl Touch' unit, which supports navigation as well. There are a bunch of feel-good features as well, that include rain-sensing wipers, a tyre pressure monitoring system, cruise control and dual-zone automatic air-conditioning. On the safety front, there's a total of seven airbags, anti-lock brakes, and ISOFIX mounts for the child seat.
Rohit Suri, president, Jaguar Land Rover India Ltd (JLRIL), 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.”
At Rs 53.20 lakh, the petrol variant is a full lakh cheaper than the equivalent diesel version. That said, we do wish the Evoque petrol was offered in the top-spec HSE/HSE Dynamic variant as well, for all the bells and whistles. Needless to say, we will be driving the Evoque petrol soon. Do stay tuned for our driving impressions.