The 2014 model year Evoque comes with a nine-speed automatic transmission
The Range Rover Evoque is set to become the fourth model in Jaguar Land Rover's portfolio to be built in India.
According to Autocar India, sources within JLR confirmed that the 2014 model year Evoque, fitted with a nine-speed ZF gearbox, will join the Jaguar XF, Jaguar XJ and Land Rover Freelander in local assembly for sale in the Indian market.
Speaking at the Delhi motor show, JLR boss Ralf Speth also confirmed that the Jaguar XJ would be built at a new plant in Chakan in the Pune district.
The UK-built Evoque attracts import taxes of around 170 per cent when sold in India, which makes it difficult for the firm to price the compact SUV competitively.
To date, JLR's most popular model in India is the Freelander, followed by base-spec versions of the XF, both built at the firm's Pimpri plant.
JLR is currently the fastest-growing luxury car maker in the Indian market, but it's volumes are still small compared to BMW, Mercedes and Audi. JLR says local assembly, dealer expansion and the launch of Jaguar's forthcoming BMW 3-series rival will narrow the gap.
Speaking to Autocar, a spokesman said the company wouldn't comment on future product plans, but that it would "continue to look at exploring opportunities for further locally assembled products".