India-bound 2016 Range Rover Evoque (facelift) testing in China – Spied
Posted on: May 26, 2015 - 10:08pm IST
Comes with minor cosmetic changes and new Ingenium engines.
Land Rover had revealed a facelift for the Range Rover Evoque crossover at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, which has been spotted testing in China, where the company manufactures the Evoque (pre facelift) at a local factory in Changshu, north of Shanghai.
Although the facelifted Evoque test mule is fully covered, details such as the new LED headlamps and taillamps give away its identity. Other changes in tow include a honeycomb grille for Dynamic variant and enlarged air intakes, which now feature slim LED foglamps on the upper portion.
The only changes inside the Range Rover Evoque are the equipment offered. It now features an 8-inch touchscreen display powered by the InControl Touch infotainment system as standard and InControl Touch Plus with navigation for higher variants, a pair of eight-inch video screens and wireless digital headphones for rear passengers, and a 11- or 17-speaker Meridian audio system.
For the European market, the facelifted Evoque comes with an all new 2.0L Ingenium diesel engine available in two states: 180 PS or 150 PS. Land Rover claims that the latter is 18 percent more efficient than the previous Ford-sourced diesel unit.
The Evoque could likely retain the Ford-sourced 2.0-liter turbo engine with 240 hp and peak torque of 340 Nm. The engine is paired to a 9-speed ZF automatic gearbox. Media reports say that the engine plant inside the Chinese facility will manufacture the Ingenium engine for all JLR products, but there have been no official updates on this subject.
So far Land Rover hasn’t confirmed a timeframe of launch for the 2016 Range Rover Evoque in China. JLR began assembling the Evoque in India this year, but haven’t commented on the launch of the facelift.
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