Land Rover’s new pioneering luxury drop-top SUV, the Range Rover Evoque Convertible, is a unique blend of evolutionary design and advanced engineering, for on-road sophistication and off-road appeal.
Unmistakably Land Rover, you would be forgiven for thinking the revolutionary new Range Rover Evoque Convertible is strikingly similar to the classic hardtop Evoque with the roof in place.
What makes it so special? The Z-folding, five-way convertible roof system makes the new Evoque the world’s first premium compact convertible SUV, letting the outside in at the touch of a button.
Why is it so unique? The Range Rover convertible difference is that the roof is made from insulated polyacrylic ebony fabric, so that the roof not only reduces stowage space when folded, but also lowers the car’s centre of gravity thanks to its light weight.
What does this means for you the driver? It means that the driver can raise or fold the roof on the move at speeds of up to 30mph, taking a mere eight seconds to drop and 21 seconds to raise! Stylish Xenon headlights with LED signature and power wash, or optional adaptive full LED headlights, complete the model’s unique design.
Does the foldaway roof impact on interior space? Space is not compromised despite the Evoque’s innovative convertible design, with a full four-seat capacity. The front seats are 12-way electric with memory function and lumbar support for both the driver and passenger, and you can opt for premium Oxford leather upholstery throughout.
What about carriage space? Load capacity is generous with the top up or down at 251 litres, and ski hatch access allows long loads to carry through from the boot to the interior between the two rear middle seats.
Are there any compromises on driver comforts? Everything else for the interior is all you would expect from the Range Rover luxury brand. InControl Touch Pro is Land Rover’s latest generation infotainment system and is offered as standard on both the HSE Dynamic and Dynamic Lux trim, taking in-car technology features to the next level. The access is via a 10.2-inch colour touchscreen display, that can have a customised home screen for easy interaction with your favourite features, and a 3G WiFi hotspot that comes in veryhandy.
What engines are available for the Convertible Evoque? You can choose from a 2.0-litre 178bhp TD4 Ingenium diesel or a powerful 237bhp 2.0-litre Si4 turbocharged petrol, both available with an advanced nine-speed automatic transmission.
What are the differences between the petrol and diesel models?
The diesel option delivers smooth and linear power delivery to all four wheels, hitting 60mph from standstill in a solid 9.7 seconds. This unit also delivers impressive fuel economy at 49.6mpg combined and less than 149g/km of CO².
The petrol option, also available as a 4WD unit, delivers more raw power, using 340Nm of torque to race from 0-60mph in 7.8 seconds and with a maximum speed of 130mph. Active Driveline is optional, which monitors key driving parameters both on and off-road, switching between 2WD and 4WD seamlessly.
What are the Range Rover safety advantages?
State-of-the-art Terrain Response technology makes icy roads and difficult conditions easy to manoeuvre. This intelligent system tunes the car’s characteristics to suit the terrain and keep you in control, whether on or off-road.
Even greater off-road capability is provided by an optional Wade Sensing feature up to 500mm and impressive approach and departure angles – able to scale 45-degree gradients.
Driver, front passenger and side airbags are offered as standard on all trim levels, and 360-degree Park Assist is a feature available on the HSE Dynamic Lux.
Make and receive calls safely with standard Bluetooth® connectivity and audio streaming.
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Having sold half a million of them, Land Rover thought it would be a great wheeze to chop the roof off its Evoque. In doing so the old-school British brand sets off into deep, controversial undergrowth – the uncharted realm of the premium convertible SUV.
But this isn’t just a cheesy crossover with off-road pretensions, this is the real deal. This is a go-anywhere 4×4 with some of the most sophisticated equipment in the business. You just happen to be able to take the roof off.
The fact they could have got away with so much less but insisted on producing a capable, useable car is testament to their commitment to what Land Rover has always been famous for. They didn’t need to make a car this good, but they did – and that should silence the Evoque Convertible’s many critics.
The Evoque uses a 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine for drive, pushing out 178bhp through to all four wheels via a nine-speed automatic gearbox. It's reasonably economical with consumption claimed at 49.6mpg combined, while emissions are a very reasonable 149g/km CO2.
Chopping the roof off the Evoque necessitated adding extra structure. The result is a gargantuan kerb weight and slightly compromised handling. Light steering, soft brakes and a wafty drivetrain (0-62mph in around ten seconds) make the Evoque Convertible a cruiser rather than a roadster. The petrol is marginally better thanks to sportier power delivery and a sweeter engine note, but neither is noticeably athletic.
We drove the Evoque Convertible on chunky winter tyres and still found the ride and refinement to be very reasonable. Wind noise is obviously intrusive with the roof down on the motorway but with the roof up the cabin is quiet at all speeds.
Something beautiful happens when you pull off the road, though. That rigidity and overengineered powertrain manifest themselves in one of the best 4x4s currently in production. The car feels unstoppable in slippery woodland mud, on a taxing off-road circuit, and even driving directly up an icy Alpine piste. And that controversial tub-like shape gives it great approach and departure angles – essential when off-roading.
Power is distributed to all four wheels by a computerised 4×4 system, which analyses grip at each corner and prevents the wheels from spinning. If traction is lost, the computer will methodically apply known techniques in order to regain and maintain momentum.
Boot space drops to around 250 litres and you lose a whole seat in the back row however your two rear passengers will thank you for that, though, as the back of the standard Evoque is cramped.
The fabric roof is true to the original hard top so headroom doesn’t suffer too much when it’s time to put the lid on. In fact, the fabric roof will squish an extra few millimetres, making the back seats less claustrophobic for tall passengers.
While storage compartments in the cabin are on the small side, there are plenty of them.
With the convertible offering two different trim level; HSE Dynamic and HSE Dynamic Lux there is a long list of equipment that the Range Rover Evoque Convertible has to offer including a range of park assisting features,Incontrol features and 12-way power-adjustable heated leather seats. If you're after many luxurious features in your next vehicle, the Evoque definitely steps up to the mark.
If you want a modern convertible 4×4 with the added fun of an open roof this Range Rover Evoque Convertible maybe for you. On sunny days and with the top down and the music up, it’s hard to think of a better car for a seaside jaunt or rural ramble. Buy this if you want a serious 4×4 with all the fun of an open-top.
Range Rover Evoque Convertible, from £47,500
Engine: 2.0-litre diesel producing 178bhp and 430NM
Transmission: Nine-speed automatic
Economy: 49.6mpg combined
Emissions: 149g/km CO2
|On the Road Price||£44,015.00|
|Total Amount of Credit||£35,925.00|
|Purchase Fee (included in optional final payment)||£10.00|
|36 Monthly Payments of||£449.00|
|Optional Final Payment||£26,187.00|
|Total Amount Payable||£50,441.00|
|Duration of Agreement||37 Months|
|Interest Rate (Fixed)||6.69% Fixed|
|Annual mileage||10,000 miles|
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Representative Example relates to a 19 Model Year Evoque Convertible 2.0 Si4 HSE Dynamic 5dr. 5.9% APR Representative available on 19 Model Year Evoque Convertible 2.0 Si4 HSE Dynamic 5dr models registered between 1st July to 30th September 2018. With Land Rover Personal Contract Purchase you have the option at the end of the agreement to: (1) return the vehicle and not pay the Optional Final Payment. If the vehicle has exceeded the maximum agreed mileage a charge per excess mile will apply. In this example, 14p + VAT per excess mile up to 4,999, or for excess mileage of 5,000 or more, a charge of 28p + VAT will apply to each excess mile above the maximum agreed mileage. If the vehicle is in good condition (fair wear and tear accepted) and has not exceeded the maximum agreed mileage you will have nothing further to pay; (2) pay the Optional Final Payment to own the vehicle or (3) part exchange the vehicle subject to settlement of your existing credit agreement; new credit agreements are subject to status. Representative Example is based upon an annual mileage of 10,000 miles. Credit is subject to status and only available to UK residents, aged 18 and over. This credit offer is only available through Black Horse Limited trading as Land Rover Financial Services, St William House, Tresillian Terrace, Cardiff CF10 5BH.