Smaller and more fuel efficient Land Rovers are on the anvil for India starting with the Range Rover Evoque in the beginning of 2012 (Auto Expo premiere?) CAR India reports. The Evoque' global debut will unfold in mid 2011 following which work will get underway for the India unveil. At this point, It isn't understood if Tata Motors is planning to assemble the Evoque at its newly inaugurated assembly line near Pune.
It is common sense to assume that the 3-door model will not make an appearance here leaving market-capturing duties to the more practical and back-seat friendly 5-door version. If sold in the CBU form, it will compete with the LC Prado, BMW X5, Audi Q7 and Mercedes Benz ML-Class.
If Tata Motors wants this muscular SUV to be taken seriously by India and not just play the role of a brand shaper, assembling it in India will garner better response. CKDing permits them to take it a segment lower putting it the line of the Audi Q5's fire.
Source - CarIndia.in