Land Rover Philippines has been making some buzz about their upcoming launch. First virtually previewed during this year's Manila International Auto Show, that model is the Range Rover Evoque, and it will be here in the metal in just a few months.
But other than that, little is known about the Philippine-bound Range Rover Evoque, at least, until now. Reliable sources have told us the price range for the entry-level Range Rover. For the local market, the smallest Range Rover will cost somewhere between Php 5 million up to Php 6.5 million.
That price range is still indicative at this point, but it gives us the idea of the positioning of the Evoque. It may seem like a hefty sum for an SUV, but the Evoque will still one of the more 'affordable' Land Rovers out there. Only the Land Rover Discovery Sport is priced lower than the Evoque, which is a little over Php 4 million. Should Land Rover Philippines stay within the Php 5 million mark, it actually won't be much more expensive than the soon to be outgoing model, which retailed for Php 4,995,000 when we tested it about a year ago.
But as for specs, that's still yet to be determined. Given that there's a wide variety of engine options available for the Evoque worldwide, it may be difficult to narrow down which specific model we will be getting here. There are six to choose from with five turbodiesel options and one gas offering. We can exclude the versions equipped with a manual transmission, which narrows it down to three.
If we were to base it on the one we tested back in August 2018, what we could get is a 2.0-liter turbodiesel engine. In its current iteration, that engine makes 180 PS and 430 Nm of torque, just like last year's model. While the stats are still the same, the entire Evoque range, at least the ones those with an automatic transmission, are now mild hybrids. If that is the engine Land Rover Philippines will go for, what we're looking at could be the country's first hybrid-diesel luxury SUV.