Report: Land Rover considering performance sub-brand

Land Rover may be going a new direction with a line up of performance models and that’s got us all kinds of excited

John Edwards, Land Rover Global Brand Director, has commented that it is under heavy consideration and that the brand has “room for performance products.” The brand’s Range Rover lineup currently has existing supercharged models, and the Evoque may have a high-performance version in the works, already. While the Evoque can technically take on more power with no trouble, Land Rover has not made any  official comment.

It was recently rumored that a 300-hp Evoque is in the works.

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Markets for the Land Rover are expanding in China, a factor that will play a significant part in the brands upcoming moves. Edwards says “We need to think about the extension to the Evoque that will work best in China. We might go for more luxury.”

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: Alexandra Koken

Source: Inside Line