When the 2017 edition of Range Rover Convertible manufactured by Land Rover arrives in the market in the middle of the year, it will give a new meaning to fun in automobiles.
Many that have spotted and felt the vehicle say it is undeniably Land Rover’s surprise hit.
From a statement made available by the luxury automaker and reports of those that have test driven the vehicle, it will not be out of place to describe the Range Rover Evoque Convertible as a sport utility vehicle for all-seasons.
According to Autoblog, an online auto journal, the new Evoque Convertible is a fun, four-seat drop-top that offers capability and comfort.
It is available in 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine with 240 horsepower and 250 pound-feet of torque.
Looking at its performance, Autoblog says, “It’s an all-aluminium unit with twin balancer shafts for smoothness, although performance in the 4,268-pound cabrio is well down on that of the standard three-door tin-top. Top speed is quoted at 130 mph (135 for the standard Evoque), with 0-62-mph acceleration coming in at 8.6 seconds (one second slower than the normal car).”
Another online auto reviewer, Roadtrack, looks at the interior of the vehicle as specially sculptured. It says, “Inside, the drop-top Evoque gets Jaguar Land Rover’s updated InControl Touch Pro infotainment system, on a newly-enlarged 10.2-inch display in a slightly oddball 21:9 wide-screen layout. A whole plethora of audio, climate, and optional GPS functions, along with Land Rover’s 360-degree camera suite and Android or Apple smartphone integration, lay just a few finger-taps away on that cinema-style screen.”
Roadandtrack says the build is based on the two-door Evoque Coupe, but it comes with a canvas top. The vehicle is said to power “open in 18 seconds and closes in 21 at speeds up to 30 mph, Z-folding itself into a space behind the rear seats and stowing completely below the beltline of the car. Subtle yet substantial sheet metal tweaks were required to fit the Webasto-manufactured top, with all bodywork aft of the doors unique to the Convertible.”
Its other features are a deeper, more aggressively-shaped front bumper holds bigger air intakes, while forward lighting options include Halogen, Xenon, or full LED adaptive units.