JLR has given a minor facelift to the Range Rover Evoque. The design changes might be minor, but the electronic tech upgrade is noteworthy. It now features a new floating 11.4-inch touchscreen display compatible with the Pivi Pro infotainment and Alexa voice control. It also gets Dual SIM integration with 4G/5G data connectivity.
Design-wise, there are not any prominent tweaks, except a new grille, fancy new daytime running lights and deployable handles. It gets a new Pixel LED headlights setup to a count of 67, enabling a precisely controlled intelligent matrix feature. The rear and side profiles almost remained unchanged.
The new display incorporates all core functions, and the dependability on buttons has been eliminated. All important functions, including climate control and volume, are integrated into screens software. It also gets a host of connected tech features to improve the ownership experience. The options for fabrics are also now diversified, including "tactile material options" like non-leather Ultrafabrics and Kvadrat (wool blend) textiles.
In terms of powertrain, it gets a hybrid setup with a 14.9kWh battery, which is now capable of up to 63 km of pure electric range. The P300e plug-in electric hybrid powertrain combines the three-cylinder Ingenium engine with an 80kW motor. The combination produces 312hp of power and 540 Nm of torque. The battery can be charged via a DC power source, which can be juiced up from 0-80 in less than 30 min. The battery is also compatible with a normal wall-mount home charging but will take its own sweet time to charge, depending upon the charge output ( which normally varies from 1KW- 3KW).
The launch dates of the facelifted Range Rover Evoque in India have not been revealed, but we suspect it to be launched soon before the festive season. The expected prices would be around 70-80lakhs.