A Convertible Range Rover Evoque Will Go On Sale Mid-2016, Would You Cop or Drop?



Land Rover has been toying with the idea of building a convertible version of the Evoque for years. It even brought a concept version to the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. Now almost exactly three years later, the British automaker has confirmed that it's putting the concept into production. The only major change compared to the hardtop Evoque that buyers continue to lap up is the fabric top - all else is just as you've known it. But that lone change is indeed a major one.



The insulated top has been designed to maintain the tin-top's profile when up. It folds in the shape of a "Z," like the top on a Porsche 911 Cabriolet, so that the forward section of the roof looks like a tonneau cover when it is stowed. Behind it, there's a small spoiler on the rear edge to manage airflow. The top goes down in 18 seconds and comes back up in 21 seconds, and can be operated at speeds up to 30 miles per hour. There's seating for 4 but only 8.9 cubic feet of storage in the cargo area to split between them, because convertibles and luggage don't mix. The hardtop Evoque coupe offers 19.4 cubes of storage.

Debuting on this vehicle is the next generation of Jaguar-Land Rover's In Control Touch Pro infotainment system. It boasts a 10.2-inch screen and comes standard. Up front there's the 2.0-liter, 240-horsepower four-cylinder engine that powers the entire range, coupled to a nine-speed transmission.



















Source: Autoblog

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