China-built Range Rover Evoque launched on the Chinese car market

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The China-built Range Rover Evoque has been officially launched on the Chinese car market. The Range Rover Evoque is manufactured in China by the Chery-JLR (Jaguar Land Rover) joint venture. The Evoque is just in time as its evil Chinese clone is expected to launch in April.

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Price starts at 448.000 yuan and ends at 582.800 yuan ($71.600 – 93.017). Power comes from a 2.0 turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 237hp, mated to a nine-speed automatic.

For comparison; price for the imported Range Rover Evoque starts at 528.000 yuan and ends at 668.000 yuan ($86.300 – 109.200). Imports are expected to stop as soon as sales of the locally-made Evoque are coming up to steam.

Interestingly, Chery-JLR is also working to fit a Chery-built 2.0 turbo under the bonnet. This ‘SQR484J‘ engine has an output of 196hp and will be mated to a ZF six-speed automatic. The engine will be added to the line-up late in the second half of this year. It is much cheaper than the JLR engine, and price of the Evoque could come down to 400.000 yuan.

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The Evoque is manufactured in a new factory in the city of Changshu in Jiangsu Province. Construction of the factory started in late 2012. The factory will only make the five-door variant of the Evoque, but the three-door variant will remain available as an import. The factory will also make the Land Rover Freelander, a stretched variant of the Jaguar XF, and most likely the future Jaguar C-X17 crossover SUV.

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The Evoque is already a popular car in China, and the locally-made version will without any doubt push sales up by a lot.

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