Evoque tagged posts

The Final Number Is Here: 2016 Ford Focus RS Has 345HP!

We have been relentlessly following the all-new Ford Focus RS for a while (please see our articles here). Ford gives us the most wanted information today: the engine output parameters.


Here it comes:

345 hp (350 ps)
325 lb-ft (440 Nm) of torque @ 2000-4500 rpm
Overboost mode: 347 lb-ft (470 Nm) can be maintained for 15 seconds

Besides the engine, the upcoming Focus RS has another important feature that will impress you: its AWD system. As has been covered in our previous article, the AWD system can correct many unwanted disadvantages inherited from the Focus RS’s front-wheel-drive platform.

And what’s more, the AWD Focus RS even has torque vectoring functionality o...

Read More

Exclusive: 2016 Ford Focus RS AWD System Analysis

Details about the AWD system on the Ford Focus RS has been debated for 2 months, since the day when Ford announced the new model in Detroit auto show.


Above image: 2016 Ford Focus RS on display in the 2015 Geneva auto show

Recently our friend who is working in Ford told us some design details of the Focus RS AWD system. Before we diving into the detailed analysis, please take a look at the below poster from Ford.


(Source: Ford Motor Company)


Interested in other topics related to AWD systems? We have more great articles for you:

AWD System Dissected: Audi Quattro vs. Volkswagen 4Motion

Volkswagen Touareg 4Motion AW...

Read More

Land Rover Starts Evoque Production in China

Yesterday, Jaguar Land Rover’s new China factory, located in Changshu, Jiangsu province, officially started its production. This marks the completion of JLR’s first step in product localization process in the China market.


The JLR China factory is a 50:50 joint venture between JLR and Chery Automobile (a Chinese automobile company).


If you are wondering whenever each foreign auto maker wants to setup a factory in China, why it need to cooperate with a Chiese automobile company in the form of joint venture? The simple answer that the Chinese government offers significantly better benefits/tax exemptions for such incorporation form...

Read More

Land Rover Will Build Evoque and LR2 in China

Back in 2012, Jaguar Land Rover signed contract with Chinese auto maker Chery Automobile, to set up a manufacture plant in Changshu, a city in China’s Jiangsu province. This is a 50:50 joint venture. Below image is the ceremony of start construction of the factory in Nov.18, 2012.


The factory will be completed in the 4th quarter of this year, and its annual production volume will reach 130,000 units.

The first model the Land Rover Chinese factory will produce is the Evoque, and the second model (not finally decided yet) will be the next generation of LR2. The Chinese built Evoque is already revealed in last week’s 2014 Guangzhou Auto Show.


The long term road map of the ...

Read More