SUV and convertible are two terms that don’t normally come together. However Range Rover became the first company to come up with a convertible version of their coupe like SUV, the Evoque last year. The same vehicle has been spied in India previously and is expected to be launched later in the year as the first car has already come in for homologation purposes.
In the international market, the convertible version comes with a whole host of engine options, both in petrol and diesel. The variant which has imported into the Indian market is the 2.0 liter Si4 petrol engine that makes 237 Bhp and 340 Nm. The engine is mated to a 9 speed automatic gearbox and is coupled to an AWD system. The variant will be the top spec HSE Dynamic one as well.
The roof is a fabric soft top one and not a metal hard top. According to Land Rover, the roof can come down in a quick 18 seconds and can be raised up in 21 seconds. This can be done while the vehicle is moving as well up to a speed of 48 kmph.
Earlier this year, the vehicle was spotted at the back of a flatbed truck in Tamil Nadu. Land Rover had confirmed that by the end of 2016, the Evoque convertible will be launched in 170 countries across the world and India is one of them.