2016 Range Rover Evoque Convertible
Instantly referred to as the “world’s first luxury compact SUV convertible”, the 2016 Range Rover Evoque Convertible is he world’s first luxury compact SUV convertible, blending the bold design of Evoque with a sophisticated folding roof to create a no compromise, all-season convertible. The distinctive shape of the original Range Rover Evoque is still there, with Land Rover praising the convertible version as the most exclusive and capable convertible in the world.
The first ever convertible of the Range Rover family features traditional Range Rover luxury, a distinctive four-seat design and versatile storage. The stylish exterior is wonderfully complemented by a sophisticated fabric roof, shaped to create a crisply defined silhouette that remains faithful to the original design. The Z-fold mechanism allows for an uncluttered appearance when lowered, while the fabric roof is the longest and widest currently fitted on any vehicle in the world.
The fully-automated roof stows in 18 seconds, and can be raised in 21 seconds, at speeds up to 30 mph. When closed, it will provide the driver and passengers with high standards of refinement and acoustic insulation. What’s even more interesting is that the position of the roof doesn’t affect load-space, which means that the Evoque comes with a very generous 251-litre boot, which is unheard of for a convertible.
Inside the cabin, you’ll find a new, high-resolution 10.2-inch touchscreen with Jaguar Land Rover’s next-generation infotainment system, InControl™ Touch Pro. Also worth mentioning is that the super-fast InControl™ Touch Pro offers smartphone integration, door-to-door navigation, 3G connectivity as well as a premium sound system. All of that may be enjoyed in complete safety, as the convertible comes with a Roll-Over Protection Device, featuring deployable roll-over bars hidden in the rear bodywork.
Powering the Range Rover convertible is an all-aluminum four-cylinder engine, diesel or petrol, with the Si4 gasoline 2 liter inline-4 developing 240 hp and 250 lb-ft of torque This highly efficient power-plant comes with a fuel economy up to 55 mpg (5.1 l/100km) and CO2 emissions as low as 149 g/km. Add-in Land Rover’s nine-speed automatic transmission, Terrain Response® system, Wade Sensing and All-Terrain Progress Control, and you’ve got yourselves a convertible for all seasons, and all terrain. Expect this to go on sale starting early 2016.