Title: Upgrading the Power on the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque

Softcore version of SV model will be released.

The 2024 Range Rover Evoque may not be the most rapid vehicle in the Land Rover collection, but it’s on track to gain some speed for the 2025 release. As a reminder, the current Evoque is equipped with just one engine choice for the US market – a P250 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that delivers 246 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque. This power is transferred through a nine-speed automatic transmission to standard all-wheel drive.

According to a confidential source at CarBuzz, the upcoming 2025 model year Evoque is set to receive a significant boost in power with the addition of a more robust P300 engine. While the insider did not disclose specific performance figures for the Evoque P300, we can infer some details based on other Land Rover vehicles. One such model is the P300 variant of the Land Rover Defender, which currently utilizes the same Ingenium four-cylinder engine, producing 296 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. The designation “P300” references the engine’s 300 metric horsepower, which equates to just under 296 in US measurements.

Our level of confidence in this assumption is quite high, as these figures align with the previous Evoque P300 that was on the market before the recent update for the 2024 model year. The reasoning behind Land Rover’s decision to not include the P250 and P300 options following the facelift remains unclear, but it is possible that the company chose to prioritize the most popular variant, which is likely the P250.

The US should receive the enhanced P300, featuring increased power.

Unfortunately, it appears that Land Rover does not have any intentions to introduce the P300e model, which is powered by electricity, to the American market. This particular model combines a three-cylinder gasoline engine with an electric motor, resulting in a combined output of 305 horsepower. Additionally, it has a range of 39 miles (based on WLTP ratings) on a single charge.

Land Rover states that the Evoque P250 can reach 60 mph in about seven seconds. However, after conducting our own tests, we found that the car took no less than 8.6 seconds to complete the sprint. The turbocharged engine has a noticeable delay when starting off, and the nine-speed automatic transmission needs to shift into third gear to reach 60 mph. This may not be a concern for most buyers, but the P300 model is likely to provide a more enthusiastic acceleration.

Apart from its powerful engine, the 2025 Evoque is expected to come with additional features that are not currently offered on the P250. According to our inside source, these may include ventilated front seats, a feature that is absent in the 2024 model year. Hence, if you have been patiently holding out for the perfect Range Rover Evoque, it might be wise to wait a few more months for the upgraded 2025 version.

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