Land Rover reveals Range Rover Evoque Convertible
The new four-seater model brings a fully automated fabric roof that folds in 18 seconds and can be raised in 21 seconds, at speeds up to 30mph. Land Rover claims high standards of refinement for the model with a layer of acoustic insulation said to ensure interior comfort on a par with the five-door Evoque.
The convertible also brings a Roll-Over Protection Device featuring deployable roll-over bars hidden in the rear bodywork, which activate within 90 milliseconds.
Boot space stands at 251 litres and also includes a ski hatch.
Engine line-up comprises a 237bhp Si4 turbocharged petrol and the 179bhp 2.0-litre Ingenium diesel unit, with the latter offering official fuel economy up to 55mpg and CO2 emissions from 149g/km.
Four-wheel drive powertrains use the same technologies as Evoque five-door and Coupé derivatives and include Land Rover’s nine-speed automatic transmission, Terrain Response system, Wade Sensing and All-Terrain Progress Control.
Technology includes a new, high-resolution 10.2-inch touch screen with Jaguar Land Rover’s InControl Touch Pro infotainment system, which includes smartphone integration, navigation and 3G connectivity.
The new Range Rover Evoque Convertible will be produced at Land Rover’s Halewood plant in the UK, alongside the five door and Coupé bodystyles.