Described as the “world’s first luxury compact SUV convertible”, Land Rover have officially unveiled the Range Rover Evoque Convertible.
There’s no doubt that this vehicle is eye-catching, with fluid lines that exude elegance but how capable is it off-road? We’ll let you know when we get to test one. They won’t be arriving in South Africa until the middle of 2016 though.
The Evoque Convertible’s four-wheel drive powertrain combines with Land Rover’s nine-speed automatic transmission, Terrain Response® system and optional All-Terrain Progress Control and Wade Sensing, ensuring the SUV is as capable as the hard-top Evoque.
The first thing that comes to mind seeing this soft-top is, “What happens if you roll the car?” Land Rover have considered this and if you do find yourself in that horrible situation, a roll-over protection device kicks in – within 90 milliseconds – deploying rollover bars hidden in the rear bodywork to create a survival space for occupants.
The car offers 251-litre boot space that is not affected by the fabric roof (the longest and widest on any current vehicle), which stows away in just 18 seconds. It also features the Jaguar Land Rover’s InControl™ Touch infotainment system.