The Range Rover Evoque Convertible is Land Rover’s first-ever open-top model and one that retains the brand’s off-road prowess. All the interior luxury and abundance of features of the standard Evoque has been carried over to the convertible to make it a true all-season 4x4.
Land Rover has broken the compact SUV mould with the Evoque Convertible by bringing something very different to the class. The model looks nearly identical to the non-convertible option, except for the fabric ‘Z-fold’ roof. It opens to retract behind the cabin in just 18 seconds and closes again in 21 seconds. Chunky alloy wheels, narrow headlamps and and U-shaped tail lights are all design features from the coupé that have been replicated on the convertible.
Interior comfort is a match for the coupé, as supportive leather seats and stitched interior upholstery create a relaxing space. An optional wind deflector minimises buffeting from the wind when the roof is down, and when closed, a glass rear window offers a clear view out of the back.
The manufacturer offers the Evoque Convertible with two of Jaguar Land Rover’s leading Ingenium engines. The 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel produces 177bhp, and the 2.0-litre Si4 four-cylinder petrol generates 237bhp. Four-wheel drive comes as standard across the range, while the Active Driveline system in the petrol is an option when buying the diesel. This switches from four to two-wheel drive automatically during certain driving conditions and changes back when a loss of traction is detected.
A nine-speed automatic gearbox gets the diesel from 0-60mph in around 10.3 seconds and helps it to hit 49.6mpg combined in peak fuel consumption. The petrol is the quicker of the two, achieving the same feat in approximately 8.6 seconds.
Two trim levels are offered: HSE Dynamic and HSE Dynamic Lux. They bring an all-new 10.2-inch touchscreen display and InControl Touch Pro system into the cabin for smartphone integration, access to a range of connected apps, built-in satellite navigation and 3G connectivity. Music is streamed through a ten-speaker Meridian sound system, and the well-insulated roof prevents road noises from disrupting your audible enjoyment.
Complementing this audio and communications technology is a suite of driver assistance features designed for a variety of situations. Terrain Response features four selectable settings for on-road driving, grass/gravel/snow, mud and sand, and All-Terrain Progress Control. The last acts like off-road cruise control, maintaining a fixed speed so you can concentrate on navigating obstacles.
Torque Vectoring by Braking assists in most environments by applying selective braking to correct understeer or oversteer. There is also Autonomous Emergency Braking which automatically applies the brakes if you don’t react to an oncoming collision in time.
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