Automotive News China
The first Chinese-made Land Rover, the Evoque compact SUV, went on sale in China last Monday.
The vehicle has a starting price of 448,200 yuan ($72,290), according to its manufacturer, Chery Jaguar Land Rover Co. Limited.
The Evoque is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine mated with a nine-speed automatic transmission. It is 4,355 mm long, 1,900 mm wide and 1,635 mm tall, with a wheelbase of 2,660 mm.
Chery Jaguar Land Rover, located in Changshu in east China’s Jiangsu province, is a 50-50 joint venture between Chery Automobile Co. and Jaguar Land Rover.
Another Land Rover model produced by the joint venture will go on sale later this year. It will be followed by a Jaguar model next year. Further details have yet to be released.
Last year, Jaguar Land Rover sales in China surged 28 percent to 122,010 units – all were imports.
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