Range Rover Evoque Convertible officially unveiled


Land Rover has unveiled the world’s first luxury compact SUV convertible. As the fifth member of the Range Rover family, and the first ever convertible, the new Evoque Convertible features a sophisticated folding roof to create what the company calls “a no compromise, all-season convertible”.

Based on the standard Evoque, the convertible is said to have been engineered to meet Land Rover’s most rigorous standards, ensuring uncompromised structural rigidity and on and off-road versatility.

The fully-automated fabric roof – the longest and widest currently fitted to any vehicle on sale today – stows in 18 seconds and can be raised in 21 seconds, at speeds of up to 50km/h. A layer of acoustic insulation ensures interior comfort is on par with the five door Evoque. Its 251-litre of boot space is also faithful to the hard-top sibling.


Safety hasn’t been overlooked with a 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.

Apart from the folding roof, the Evoque Convertible also debuts a new high-resolution 10.2-inch touchscreen featuring the company’s next-generation infotainment system with improved connectivity and seamless smartphone integration.

Powering the Evoque Convertible is a range of economical and lightweight four-cylinder engines with a choice of either the 2.2 diesel 110kW engine, 2.2 diesel 140kW engine or 2.0 Petrol 177kW engine.  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 to ensure Evoque is a convertible for all seasons.

The Evoque Convertible will go on sale in the third quarter of 2016 priced from $84,835 plus on-roads.


Td4-180        SE Dynamic Convertible                       $84,835
Si4                  SE Dynamic Convertible                       $84,440
Td4-180        HSE Dynamic Convertible                   $92,410
Si4                  HSE Dynamic Convertible                   $92,015


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