Report: 300-hp Range Rover Evoque in the works

The new Ranger Rover Evoque is more about efficiency than it is about power. Of course it may have some strong off-roading capabilities but the SUV/crossover is offered with a 4-cylinder lineup making 240-hp.

Apparently, the folks at Land Rover have figured out that 240-hp is not enough and are working on a 300-hp version for production. The engine will still be a 2.0L Si4 4-cylinder, but will feature a high-presure turbo.

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Production has yet to be approved by the Evoque’s program director David Mitchell says that the chassis can take the extra power.

No word on what the more powerful Range Rover Evoque would be called but it definitely won’t be carrying the ‘Supercharged’ badge as its older brother.

Refresher: The 2012 Range Rover Evoque is powered by a 2.0L Si4 turbo (aka 2.0L 4-cylinder turbocharged Ford EcoBoost) making 240-hp. Mated to a 6-speed automatic, the 2012 Range Rover Evoque 5-doord goes from 0-60 mph in the 7 second range. Prices for the 2012 Range Rover Evoque 5-door start at $43,995 and $44,995 for the Range Rover Evoque coupe.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: AutoCar