Currently, the most powerful Evoque model is powered by a 2.0 liter engine that produces a total of 237 HP, but that won’t be the case for long. In a market that is already populated with some outstanding competition, the Evoque has to step up its game to get good footing, which is why Land Rover is working on a more powerful version of the SUV. The company has pegged the output at 300 HP, but hasn’t found found a suitable name just yet: "We’ll have to look at badges or a sub-brand," said Evoque Program Director David Mitchell. Currently, the most powerful versions of the Land Rover line are badged as "supercharged," so we’ll see if the company adopts the same strategy for the Evoque.
An Evoque prototype powered by a Ford-derived 2.0-liter turbo petrol unit has already been tested by Mitchell and he thinks that the chassis can take it. All Land Rover has to do now is to give the new model a green light.
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