Well it looks like Land Rover has finally unveiled the world’s first luxury compact SUV convertible with the Range Rover Evoque!
This ground breaking achievement will certainly boost the Evoque’s portfolio, and with the combination of its bold design and unsurpassed refinement, Land Rover promises to make this beauty the most capable all-season convertible ever produced.
The sophisticated fabric roof has a Z-fold mechanism that lays flush with the rear bodywork for a sleek, uncluttered appearance when lowered. The roof is the longest and widest currently fitted to any vehicle on sale today.
The fully-automated roof stows away in 18 seconds, and can be raised in 21 seconds, at speeds up to 30mph. When closed it provides high standards of refinement with a layer of acoustic insulation ensuring interior comfort on a par with five-door Evoque. In addition, the position of the roof doesn’t affect loadspace, with a generous 251-litre boot offering unrivalled practicality for a convertible.
As far as safety is concerned, the Evoque will be equipped with a Roll-Over Protection Device featuring deployable roll-over bars hidden in the rear bodywork. It deploys two aluminum bars within 90 milliseconds in the unlikely event of a roll-over situation to create a survival space for occupants.
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 all 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 starting in the Spring of 2016 in more than 170 markets worldwide.