JLR launches luxury SUV Range Rover Evoque at Rs47.1 lakh

Jaguar Land Rover India yesterday launched a variant of its locally-assembled luxury SUV 'Range Rover Evoque', which carries a price tag of Rs 47.1 Lakh and Rs 63.2 lakh, and said it expected above industry-average growth this year.

The new Evoque incorporates a range of design elements and technologies that add to vehicle' style, glamour, luxury and status appeal.

"The Evoque range has been setting benchmarks in the industry since its launch and with the introduction of the 2016 model, we are confident of its continued success," JLR India president Rohit Suri said.

"We already have received 125 pre-launch bookings for the new Evoque. I hope this optimism on the JLR brands continue going ahead, Suri told PTI on the sidelines of the launch.

"I hope to end the year's sales above the industry average. While the luxury car market is likely to close the year at 7-8 per cent growth, I am sure we will be doing higher than that. We should be closing the year with over 3,000 units with a market share of 9-10 per cent. Last year we sold more than 2,700 units," he added.

According to commentators some of the features that add to the SUV's appeal are the fixed panoramic roof, gesture-based automatic boot opener, Land Rover sound system with the option of 11 or 17 Meridian speakers, sophisticated leather interior with driver-oriented smart controls and a lot more.

The 2016 Range Rover Evoque is powered by an all-aluminium 2.2-litre Ingenium TD4 turbodiesel engine, which is lighter than its predecessor but delivers the same 190.3 PS of maximum power and 420 Nm of peak torque.

The luxury car uses a ZH 9-speed automatic gearbox for power transmission.