Completely breaking the mould, Range Rover have created the world's first convertible luxury SUV. Unlike anything seen before, Evoque convertible offers the luxury and ability expected from a Range Rover but also offers roof down freedom.
The name ‘Range Rover’ has long been synonymous with the ability to conquer any terrain regardless of weather conditions; imaginings of ascending mountains, wading through rivers and exploring forgotten forests dominate when you think about the brand. If creating something capable of these feats wasn’t already challenge enough, we also expect a Range Rover to offer incredible levels of style and luxury. Combining these very Range Rover traits in a radical new way, the brand will soon be unleashing the World’s first premium convertible SUV - landing in spring 2016, the Range Rover Evoque Convertible is unlike almost anything that has been produced in the past.
With the roof up, the silhouette shares in the beautiful proportions and styling of its hardtop sibling; the front end benefiting from the facelift that we’ve recently seen on the entire Evoque range, therefore featuring redesigned large vents that sit below stunning new all-LED headlights.
The five-layer fabric roof takes just 18 seconds to retract, extends in just 21 seconds and can be operated at speeds up to 30mph. Once the roof is retracted, the interior becomes open to whatever elements you should choose to throw at the entirely capable Evoque Convertible.
Offered only in Dynamic and Dynamic HSE trim, power is supplied to all four wheels by either a new 178bhp 2.0-litre TD4 Ingenium diesel motor or a 237bhp turbocharged 2.0-litre Si4 petrol engine – both of which easily counter the additional 260kg of reinforcement that has occurred to the chassis.
Once again, Range Rover’s state-of-the-art Terrain Response and All-Terrain Progress control systems make an appearance, each working to give the driver optimal control in any situation - whether simply moving off on icy roads or tackling almost impossible angles, they have you covered.
Written by Dan Jones | 29.09.16
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