Range Rover Evoque Convertible is world’s first Compact SUV Convertible

 110592_broadcast108_resize The Range Rover Evoque Convertible is the world’s first luxury compact SUV convertible and the first ever convertible production Range Rover. Available in two luxurious specifications, SE Dynamic and HSE Dynamic, the Evoque Convertible provides a four-seat interior, Jaguar Land Rover’s next-generation infotainment system, InControl Touch Pro and unrivalled all-terrain convertible capability.

The Evoque Convertible retains the elegant design proportions of the five-door and coupé derivatives with its acoustically-lined fabric hood open or closed. Interior volume and luggage capacity also remains highly versatile, regardless of the roof’s position.

In looks, the Evoque Convertible retains a familiar bold and progressive exterior with the convertible roof system. A sophisticated fabric roof with tension-bow architecture creates a crisply defined silhouette that remains faithful to the original design, while the Z-fold mechanism folds flush with the rear bodywork for a sleek, uncluttered appearance. New frameless doors have been developed to ensure a clean profile when lowered.

Underlining Evoque Convertible’s position at the top-of-the-range, customers can choose from luxurious SE Dynamic or HSE Dynamic specification. In both cases, the convertible features a deeper, more aggressive front bumper with enlarged air intakes and slimline LED fog lights (HSE Dynamic only). Body-colored side skirts visually lower the vehicle while the dynamic rear bumper houses distinctive twin exhaust outlets.

A dynamic front grille (HSE Dynamic only) with enlarged geometric mesh area, vent surrounds and a selection of 10 alloy wheel designs and finishes, ranging from 17- to 20-inches adds further differentiation. The new alloy wheel designs are available for 18-, 19- and 20-inch fitments. Unique for the 20-inch alloys are four premium finishes: Polished, Satin Black, Technical Grey, and Technical Gold.

SE Dynamic specification includes Brunel Silver fender and (optional) bonnet vents, grille and fog light surrounds. HSE Dynamic models are differentiated by premium Narvik Black components and black bonnet vents for an even more purposeful appearance. Both receive a Corris Grey front tow-eye cover. The Black Pack provides an even more dramatic road presence with unique Satin Black 20-inch alloy wheels, head-,tail- and fog-lights featuring black non-reflective surfaces, exterior trim finished in Narvik Black and a black exhaust tailpipe finish. At night, an eye-catching puddle-light graphic is projected from the base of the door mirrors. Uniquely featuring an outline of Evoque Convertible, the puddle lights illuminate the ground around both front doors for maximum convenience and a highly distinctive appearance.

From the rear, the upper portions of the fenders have been carefully redesigned to seamlessly integrate with Evoque Convertible’s packaging requirements, while a new tailgate and spoiler have been designed. The rear spoiler houses the LED stoplight and optimizes aerodynamics to improve handling.

Evoque Convertible is available in 13 exterior colors to go along with optional Side Tubes; Carbon-fiber Side Vents, Bonnet Louvres and Mirror Covers and stylized Valve Caps.

The Range Rover Evoque Convertible features a spacious and contemporary four-seat interior defined by luxury materials and soft-touch surfaces. The strikingly minimalist dashboard architecture juxtaposes the bold horizontal sweep of the instrument panel with the dynamic vertical rake of the center console. All Range Rover Evoque Convertible models feature fixed twin rear seats, with a central bolster, and revised quarter trim speakers.

Interior volumes are among the very best when compared with conventional convertibles. Evoque Convertible’s large luggage compartment provides 251-liters of storage space with the roof open or closed. In line with the 2016 Model Year Evoque portfolio, revised seats retain their outstanding comfort and support while introducing a sportier, more technical aesthetic. The door casings reinforce this clean, contemporary feel, with revised contour lines, extra feature stitch lines and reprofiled, more deeply padded armrests for exceptional comfort and visual refinement. Furthermore, a new locking glovebox function is automatically activated with the central-locking system for additional security, even when the roof is stowed.

Further highlights Grained leather seats in a Ebony/Ebony colorway for the SE Dynamic trim level and perforated mid-section Oxford leather seats and tailored center-ribbed sections in Ebony/Ebony and Lunar/Ivory or full leather for the HSE Dynamic trim. HSE Dynamic also offers three exclusive colorways in full Oxford leather: Ebony/Pimento, Ebony/Vintage Tan and Lunar/Ice. More interior highlights include eight-way electric memory seats (heated optional) of 14-way climate and massage seats; ambient lighting, personalization, InControl Touch Pro infotainment system, and a 380W Meridian Digital Sound System features 10 speakers and a dual-channel subwoofer.

The Evoque Convertible is capable of towing up to 1500kg and for those needing additional practicality; a detachable tow bar can also be specified.

Complementing the advanced and efficient four-wheel-drive systems, the Evoque Convertible benefits from an inherently strong base structure with high-strength steel in the door sills. This structure features added chassis bracings to compensate for the removal of the roof, providing the stiffness essential for excellent handling and refinement.

Enhancing its dynamic capability still further, the all-independent sports suspension has optimized spring rates and larger diameter anti-roll bars to deliver incredibly high levels of driver engagement, as well as roll stiffness equivalent to coupé derivatives. Moreover, Torque Vectoring by Braking (TVB) and Electric Power-Assisted Steering (EPAS) complement the chassis changes. Finally, the Evoque Convertible’s variable-rate Electric Power-Assisted Steering (EPAS) is tuned for high levels of response and driver feedback, as well as reducing driver workload in challenging off-road environments.

To maintain outstanding levels of crash protection, the Evoque Convertible features a number of engineering innovations: the vehicle’s A-pillars have been strengthened to ensure excellent roll-over protection; new under-body bracing maintains the torsional rigidity of coupé derivatives without impacting on Evoque’s off-road capability; and a Roll-Over Protection System, concealed within the rear quarter. Other benefits consist of a multitude of airbags and ample drivers’ assistance systems.


Edited: Jaguar Land Rover

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