2017 Range Rover Evoque convertible officially revealed
Land Rover has officially taken the wraps off the new Range Rover Evoque convertible. It is set to go on sale sometime middle of next year.
The Evoque convertible gets a fully-automated retractable roof that was designed to maintain the original shape. The soft top is only available in black.
The roof can be operated at speeds of up to 48 kph and it will take 18 seconds until it’s folded and 21 seconds to raise it back. Land Rover claims it will maintain the same level of quietness as the 5-door model when the roof is up.
The Evoque convertible is fitted with a roll-over protection device (RPD) which contains a deployable roll-over protection system hidden in the rear quarter panel. In case of a roll-over situation, the RPD will automatically deploy 2 aluminium bars in just 90 milliseconds.
The interior is basically the same as the hard-top, with numerous features offered such as rear-seat climate control, Wi-Fi hotspot, parking cameras, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Other optional equipment include a 10.2-inch InControl Touch Pro infotainment system and 12-speaker 660-watt Meridian sound system.
Under the hood, the engine is the same as well, with the turbocharged 2.0-litre 4-cylinder motor, producing about 240 hp and 340 Nm of torque. This is good enough to reach 0-100 kph in 7.8 seconds and hit a top speed of 180 kph.
The 2017 Range Rover Evoque Convertible should arrive in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and other GCC countries in the second half of next year.