British SUV marque Land Rover has confirmed that the convertible version of the Range Rover Evoque will be launched in 2016. The automaker has released a rash of images showing a camouflaged Evoque convertible in various angles and stages of motion. The convertible version of the Evoque was first shown in 2012, as a concept that was meant to gauge showgoer interest. The company’s confirmation now means that an all new category of cars will be created, the convertible crossover segment.
Of course, the new variant will add to the numbers of the best selling Evoque, which has been instrumental in Land Rover’s march from the red to the black. Shortly, more details of the Evoque Convertible are expected to arrive straight from Geneva. The convertible crossover is likely to use the Ingenium range of turbocharged petrol and diesel engines that the facelifted Evoque has begun using. A 9 speed automatic gearbox, along with six speed manual transmission options are likely to be served up, along with front wheel drive and all wheel drive options.
Open top motoring is what the Evoque Convertible promises, with a modicum of go-anywhere ability to enjoy the countryside with the top down. Will it come to India? Well, why not, considering the fact that Land Rover has plans of assembling the Evoque range at the Chikali factory, which it shares with sister brand Jaguar. With a global debut of the new Evoque variant to happen in 2016, an India entry is expected to happen next year. Later this year though, the facelifted version of the Evoque three door and five door options are likely to be served up at a JLR showroom near you.