The Range Rover Evoque Convertible has been unveiled and will be sold as a four wheel drive variant. The global launch of the vehicle has been slated for 2016.
Jaguar Land Rover has unveiled the breath taking new Range Rover Evoque Convertible ahead of its global debut at the Los Angeles Motor Show this year. The teasers of this upcoming convertible SUV had earlier been showcased in the form of prototype images being tested on the proving grounds of the company and installation of full scale wire based replicas on London streets.
The company had confirmed the development of this vehicle at the Geneva Motor Show and images were released of the SUV being tested in a metro tunnel under construction. The SUV weighs approximately 270 kg more than its regular hard top counterparts and can raise and power its roof within 20 seconds at a speed of 48 kilometres per hour approximately. There is a pop up roll bar system that is deployed in case of any rollover risks.
The interiors are similar to the Evoque which has recently been face lifted. According to the program director, Danella Bagnall, the Convertible will offer considerable space for adult seating at the rear unlike most other convertibles. The car will come with reinforced door panels to make up for the roof in addition to a monocoque chassis. There will be an Ingenium 2.0 litre diesel engine that dishes out 178 BHP and a 2.0 litre turbo petrol engine that dishes out 234 BHP. This will only be available as a 4WD model. The Dynamic HSE and Dynamic trims will be available for this pioneering SUV convertible when the car is available for sale next year. The car has generated considerable excitement amongst JLR loyalists and prospective buyers alike!