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The Range Rover Evoque Convertible Is An Early Christmas Present

By Victor Baker


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Range Rover Evoque Convertible

Land Rover has taken the wraps off the new Range Rover Evoque Convertible, a gorgeous open top version of the SUV that will go on sale mid-2016 and will be produced in a limited run. The British automaker wanted to keep the original shape of the Evoque, that’s why it went for a fully-automated retractable roof, with the Z-fold mechanism laying flush with the rear.

The roof can be opened at just the push of a button at speeds of up to 30 mph (48 km/h) in 18 seconds and according to Land Rover, the layer of acoustic insulation implemented in the Evoque Convertible will provide the occupants the same level of comfort as the regular five-door Evoque would.

If you’re a fan of colored soft tops, unfortunately the one from the Evoque will be available only in Ebony Black, while the Convertible itself will come in 13 different body colors, including two new shades: Waitomo Grey metallic and Baltoro Ice.

The Range Rover features an easy-to-install rear wind deflector, as well as a decent cargo capacity of 251 liters. The best thing is that engineers have fitted the car with a roll-over protection device, which – in case of a roll-over situation – will automatically deploy two aluminum bars in just 90 milliseconds to ensure occupants will make it alive to tell the tale.

Range Rover Evoque Convertible

As standard, the Evoque Convertible will show off halogen headlights, although xenon or full LED adaptive headlights are available as well. All versions will come LED daytime running lights and taillights as standard, but we’re sure you’re more interested in the numbers, so let’s cut to the chase.

The US-spec model benefits from a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged engine, developing 240 hp and 340 Nm of torque sent to all fours, through a 9-speed automatic transmission. 0 to 60 mph (0-96 km/h) is dealt with in 7.8 seconds while the top speed is reported at a 112 mph (180 km/h) top speed.

Inside the cabin, everything has been basically carried over from the standard Evoque. Owners may also opt out for a 10.2-inch InControl Touch Pro system, a poweful 12-speaker 660W Meridian sound system, rear-seat climate control, Wi-Fi hotspot, parking cameras, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support along with plenty of online apps. Plenty to choose from, but what about the weather?

Range Rover Evoque Convertible


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About Victor Baker

Victor is our go-to associate editor for anything with four wheels – and more! With over a decade of experience in automotive journalism, his expertise spans from classic cars to the latest in electric vehicle technology. Beyond vehicles, he has broadened his editorial reach to cover a wide range of topics, from technology and travel to lifestyle and environmental issues. Learn more about Luxatic's Editorial Process.

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