So, you want a new Land Rover Range Rover Evoque? With a base price of £31,505 the 2018 model year is not what we call an affordable vehicle. It's clear that you need other options.
Via IndianAutosBlog one Indian enthusiast has found a clever way to transform his new Suzuki Vitara Brezza into a pretty convincing replica of the premium compact SUV. The Vitara Brezza is a cheap crossover for the local market, which has a price of less than £11,500 at the current exchange rates.
The owner of the car reportedly invested an additional £6850 to build his dream Evoque, and some of the components seem to be sourced directly from an actual Evoque. He asked a Kerala-based customisation company to help him get the work done and they modified the bumper and other body details to fit his car. The front end also gets projector headlights and Land Rover’s signature two-bar radiator grille.
At the back, the taillights and bumper are pretty close to the original, and – if you are not very familiar with the real Evoque – you could easily be fooled this is indeed an original British SUV. However, the interior is almost completely original but features a two-tone colour combination.
Under the bonnet, naturally, is the Vitara’s standard 1.3-litre diesel motor, which is good for 90 brake horsepower and 147 pound-feet of torque at 1,750 rpm. Power is sent to the front wheels through a five-speed manual gearbox, which is now the standard choice for the model on the Indian market. Optionally available is a five-speed automated manual transmission.
Half the price, half the size, half the power of the original Evoque, this replica may not be your cup of tea, but we have to applaud this guy’s purposeful efforts to build the car of his dreams. Good job, dude!