Range Rover Evoque Convertible – Geneva Motor Show Live
Posted on: Mar 3, 2016 - 3:30pm IST
Will go on sale in Spring 2016.
Months after its 2015 LA Auto Show world premiere, the Range Rover Evoque Convertible is being showcased in European specification at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. The world’s first luxury compact crossover convertible is also the world’s most capable all-terrain convertible as per Land Rover’s claims. It’s a soft-top convertible with a fully-automated roof which stows in 18 seconds and can be raised in 21 seconds, at speeds up to 30 mph (48.28 km/h).
Announcing the open-top version in November last year, the company said that its fabric roof “is the longest and widest currently fitted to any vehicle on sale today.” It packs itself neatly using a Z-fold mechanism. The convertible version offers 251 litres of boot space. It debuts Jaguar Land Rover’s new generation InControl Touch Pro infotainment system in a Land Rover. There’s an all-new high-resolution 10.2-inch touchscreen display with that.
The Range Rover Evoque Convertible will be sold in three trim levels: SE Dynamic, HSE Dynamic and HSE Dynamic Lux. Engine choices include 2.0-litre TD4 diesel engine producing 150 PS and 380 Nm of torque or 180 PS and 430 Nm of torque, and 2.0-litre Si4 petrol engine producing 240 PS and 340 Nm. 9-speed automatic transmission is standard.
The Evoque Convertible has received about 500 bookings in the UK and is reported to be a hit with the women.