Land Rover has finally unveiled the Range Rover Evoque Convertible after teasing the SUV on several occasions. The new Range Rover Evoque Convertible will be produced at Land Rover’s Halewood plant in the UK, alongside the five door and Coupé bodystyles, and goes on sale from March 2016 in more than 170 markets worldwide. It could also be launched in India, but the company has been mum on it. The pricing in UK starts from £47,500 (Around Rs. 47.63 Lakhs).
Gerry McGovern, Land Rover Design Director and Chief Creative Officer, commented: “Range Rover Evoque Convertible is a vehicle for all seasons. Its uniquely distinctive design and world-class engineering adds another dimension to the Range Rover family, further enhancing its desirability and appeal.” The Evoque Convertible is the fifth member of the Range Rover family and the first ever convertible with four-seat design. The sophisticated fabric roof, which is fully automatic, stows in 18 seconds, and can be raised in 21 seconds, at speeds up to 48kmph. Just so you know, the fabric roof is the longest and widest currently fitted to any vehicle on sale today.
The Evoque Convertile comes with a generous 251-litre boot space. Talking about the cabin, it gets an all-new, high-resolution 10.2-inch touchscreen with Jaguar Land Rover’s next-generation infotainment system, InControl Touch Pro, which debuts in a Land Rover. The InControl Touch Pro offers seamless smartphone integration, door-to-door navigation, 3G connectivity and a premium sound system. As for safety, the SUV comes with Roll-Over Protection Device featuring deployable roll-over bars hidden in the rear bodywork. It deploys two aluminium bars within 90 milliseconds in the unlikely event of a roll-over situation to create a survival space for occupants.
Mechanically, the Evoque is powered by lightweight, all-aluminium 4-cylinder petrol and diesel engines and the 240PS Si4 petrol motor. Diesel power comes from Land Rover’s 2.0-litre Ingenium engines which return a fuel economy of up to 19.47kmpl and CO2 emissions as low as 149g/km. Evoque Convertible is underpinned by Land Rover’s world-class all-terrain capability, using the same advanced technologies as Evoque five-door and Coupé derivatives. A customary choice of four-wheel drive powertrains combines with Land Rover’s nine-speed automatic transmission, Terrain Response system, Wade Sensing and All-Terrain Progress Control. The British luxury marquee believes that the global SUV market is forecast to grow by 20 per cent over the next five years and Evoque Convertible will play a key role in continuing Range Rover’s 45-year success story, pioneering an all-new SUV sector.