Range Rover Evoque

The Range Rover Evoque is an all new coupe SUV that will be revealed at the Paris Motor Show at the end of 2010. It will be the smallest, lightest, and most fuel efficient Range Rover produced since Range Rover’s 1970 beginning. It will be available in 4WD and 2WD.

2016 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Convertible

We never thought this will happen but finally but we are getting a Convertible and that also from Land Rover. Land Rover officially announced that they will be launching the Range Rover Evoque Convertible in the year 2016 in the international market.

The Convertible concept was first showcased at the 2012, Geneva Auto show and since then we have all eagerly waited for its unveiling. The Convertible has been built alongside the five door and the coupe variants at Land Rover’s Halewood plant. The Range Rover Evoque Convertible is actually based on the same facelifted Evoque which Land Rover showcased recently and it features a completely new LED headlight designs and refreshed engine lineup.

Now it will be interesting to find out that after slashing off the roof of the standard Evoque SUV has it lost its identity or whether it still has any capability of sitting proudly in the Land Rover lineup which has a reputation of building some of the hardcore offroadiing vehicles of the world.

Update:-LandRover has unveiled their newest offering the Evoque Convertible in London. We have updated this review with all the details and images which is available at this moment

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EXTERIOR

"The new Evoque Convertible SUV is the world’s first premium compact convertible SUV."

There is no doubt in the fact that the Evoque has been an important Crossover in the Land Rover lineup since 2011 and the 2016 model lineup got even better with the introduction of New Ingenium diesel engines which promises to deliver best in class fuel consumptions and CO2 emissions.

The all new Range Rover Evoque Convertible does not look any different from the Evoque facelift which was introduced by Range Rover not so long ago minus the hard roof. Towards the front profile the Evoque convertible gets the same LED daytime running lamps integrated inside the newly designed headlamp units which now gets the fill adaptive LED headlamps as an option . What else looks new is the new front bumper design which gets huge air vents and rectangular shaped integrated LED fog lamps. The front grille too looks new and gets horizontal bars.

The Evoque Convertible comes with Z convertible roof system which actually allows the person driving the vehicle to open and close the roof upto speed s of 48 km/h mark. The rest of the side profile gets the same stroking lines and that muscular shoulders and also tapered roof.

Towards the rear the Convertible gets completely new set of LED taillamps which is the only change that we can notice in the new Evoque convertible. The folded roof eats away some of the space inside the boot towards the rear however the Evoque Convertible still manages to provide about 251 lItres of boot space towards the rear. There is even a ski hatch inside the boot which is definitely helpful for the ski lovers.

The new Evoque Convertible SUV is the world’s first premium compact convertible SUV. The roof as already mentioned earlier can be operated upto speeds of 48 km/h and it just takes 18 seconds to fold in its place with just après on the switch.

DIMENSION

Overall height 1609mm (63.3in)
Overall width (mirrors folded) 1980mm (78 in)
Overall width (mirrors out) 2085mm (82 in)
Overall length 4370mm (172 in)
Wheelbase 2660mm (104.7 in)

INTERIOR

Just like the dynamic exterior the interior too has been finished with premium quality materials, this compact premium convertible SUV has comfortable seats for 4 adults. The interior looks simple and realistic. The dashboard looks updated and it even gets new Incontrol touch pro is the latest infotainment system which also comes with 10.2 inch multi touchscreen screen. The Homescreen can be customized which gives you a rich an incredible audio and visual experience and guidance in the form of navigation maps. One can even connect with the car without being in it physically with their Smartphone. For the entertainment of the passengers inside Meridian has designed special speakers exclusively for the Evoque Convertible. The audio system comes equipped with 12 speakers and 660 watt surround sound system. Furthermore it also gets mood lighting system as well.

All these changes has made the interior even better place to spend some time in.

DRIVETRAIN

"Performance wise the petrol unit helps the Evoque convertible to sprint from 0-100 km/h mark in 8.6 seconds"

The Range Rover Evoque Convertible is available with two diesel and single gasoline unit. The new diesel units belong to JLR’s new ingenium family of engines, this engine promises to offer an improved fuel efficiency and CO2 emission.

The lightweight aluminum 4 cylinder engines is available in two states of tune, the 1, 998 cc 4 cylinder unit is capable of producing about 150 Ps of peak power at 4000 rpm and 380 Nm of torque at 1, 750 rpm. This engine helps the Convertible to sprint from 0-100km/h mark in 12 seconds while it has a top speed of 180 km/h mark. While the other variant is capable of producing about 180 Ps of peak power at 4000 rpm and an impressive 430 Nm of torque at 1750 rpm. This engine helps the Convertible to sprint from 0-100 km/h mark in 10.3 seconds while this variant of the SUV has a top speed of 195 km/h mark.

The only petrol engine on offer is a 1, 999 cc unit capable of producing about 240 Ps of peak power at 5800 rpm and 340 Nm of torque at 1,750 rpm. Performance wise the petrol unit helps the Evoque convertible to sprint from 0-100 km/h mark in 8.6 seconds while this particular SUV has a top speed of 209 km/h mark. The advanced turbo charging technology on the petrol unit helps it to deliver the impressive performance.

All the engines are mated to a newly developed ZF 9 speed automatic gearbox which is one of the most advanced automatic transmissions used in a production vehicle and supports Land Rover’s rugged and robust nature.

SPECIFICATION

Engine type "Inline 4 common rail diesel, 16 valves total (4 per cylinder)" "Inline 4 common rail diesel, 16 valves total (4 per cylinder)" "Inline 4 gasoline direct injection,
16 valves total (4 per cylinder)"
Displacement 1998.68 cc 1998.68 cc 1999 cc
Bore / Stroke 83 x 92.35 mm 83 x 92.35 mm 87.5 x 83.1 mm
Compression ratio 15.5:1 15.5:1 10:1
Max Power 150PS (110kW) at 4000rpm 180PS (132kW) at 4000rpm 240PS (176.5kW) at 5800rpm
Max Torque 380Nm (280lb ft) at 1750rpm 430Nm (317lb ft) at 1750rpm 340Nm (250.7lb ft) at 1750rpm
Transmission 9-speed (automatic) 9-speed (automatic) 9-speed (automatic)

RIDE AND HANDLING

When it comes to off roading capability the Evoque Convertible does not disappoint anyone and remains faithful to the Land Rover tag. The all terrain progress control comes with a launch feature thaty helps to take the vehicle out of low friction surfaces like ice, snow and sand without actually getting stuck. The hill descent control helps in descending from high hills while maintaining the same speed. Be it any surface the Evoque Convertible with the help of the all terrain response system will easily overcome any situations. This SUV also gets wading sensing capability and can easily wade upto 500 metres of water. It actually has a rader which scans the water depth.

Lastly the Evoque Convertible also comes with Active driveline technology which actually helps the car to switch in between 2 wheel drive and 4 wheel drive effortlessly. This technology helps in improving efficiency and handling.

SAFETY FEATURES

The Evoque convertible gets number of driver aid technologies, it gets a new heads up display unit which provides some key vehicle data, The adaptive full LED headlamps helps increase visibility at night. The other safety features include Adaptive cruise control and queue assist. Furthermore the Convertible SUV also gets 360 degree parking sensors as well.

Fopr the safety of the passengers the Evoque convertible also gets roll over protection system, Blind spot monitors, lane keep assist and lane departure system, driver warning system has also been infused inside the SUV.

PRICE

The prices for the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Convertible have not been announced yet but it will go on sale from spring 2016. We expect it to arrive in our Indian markets towards the end of the year 2016.

CONCLUSION

Who has actually thought that Land Rover will be giving life to the Convertible Concept which they showcased about 4 years ago. This certainly gives us an idea that Land Rover is breaking out of their shell and experimenting with their products. The Evoque Convertible will certainly attract a huge attention because it will give the owners the experience of driving an open top all season offroaders which also comes loaded with all the European luxuries on-board.

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Press Release

REVEALED: Range Rover Evoque Convertible - The Dawn of a New Era in Luxury Convertible Driving

DATE: 09.11.15

Having first teased the public with candy-coloured wireframe sculptures, Land Rover has finally revealed the all-new Range Rover Evoque Convertible to the world in spectacular style.

The newest member of the Range Rover family lowered its roof for the first time in a blaze of dazzling light using state-of-the-art projection technology, transforming the darkness of a cold winter night into the golden glow of warm summer sunshine.
The stunning scene was set against the backdrop of the University of the Arts London’s famous Central Saint Martins building in Granary Square, Kings Cross, London.

The projection covered an area the size of approximately 10 tennis courts using twenty projectors, each with a combined brightness of 400,000 lumens, the equivalent of 40,000 candles. The spectacular reveal also incorporated Granary Square’s innovative and high-tech water feature comprising of 1,080 fountain jets and 4,320 individual low energy LEDs, with each jet individually controlled and lit using a giant pixel map to invoke the mood of the changing seasons.

With design at its core, the Range Rover Evoque Convertible is supremely capable, has space for four adults, a proper boot and even an innovative ski hatch for road trips to Courchevel or Aspen. This is sophisticated roof-down all-season motoring for drivers from all corners of the globe.

Gerry McGovern, Land Rover Design Director and Chief Creative Officer, said: "The Range Rover Evoque Convertible is a symbol of refinement, luxury and creative design. It’s perfectly suited to the urban surroundings of London. The Evoque’s elegant design proportions lend themselves to the creation of a Convertible, and it’s fitting to reveal the vehicle against the backdrop of one of the world’s leading centres for art and design education here in the creative hub of London."

UAL is Europe’s largest university specialising in art, design, fashion and the performing arts. UAL is made up of six colleges including Central Saint Martins which are world-renowned for progressive art, design and creative thought.

Since its launch in 2010, Evoque has changed the luxury SUV landscape. Now Land Rover’s best-selling model with close to 500,000 sold to date, the compact Range Rover’s progressive design has redefined the perception of compact SUVs. Packed with advanced technology and equipped with fuel efficient petrol and diesel engines, the Evoque has revolutionised the sector.

Design is inextricably linked to Evoque. The distinctive shape was introduced to the world for the first time using wireframe sculptures in 2010 - an artistic theme carried forward to 2015 in the build up to the reveal of the latest member of the Range Rover family. Six new Convertible wireframe sculptures were first shown in London’s most exclusive addresses earlier in October, and today formed part of the production model’s dramatic debut.

The reveal of Evoque Convertible also marks the start of a new partnership between Land Rover and the BORN Summit of Creativity (born.com). BORN is a unique crowdfunding business set up to commercially mobilise the world’s global creative talent. The Summit of Creativity is an annual celebration of the most promising creative ideas from around the world, reflecting Land Rover’s commitment to fostering and nurturing the talent of tomorrow.

In the run up to the BORN Summit of Creativity, which takes place in Courchevel, France, in March 2016, Land Rover and BORN will release a series of short films exploring the processes and challenges of established creative leaders, and how they are encouraging emerging talent.

The Range Rover Evoque Convertible will go on sale from Spring 2016. For more information please visit landrover.com

Range Rover Evoque Convertible Revealed Testing At Europe’s Largest Construction Project

- Land Rover officially confirms New Range Rover Evoque Convertible at 2015 Geneva Motor Show

- Premium compact SUV convertible is the first vehicle to have driven Crossrail tunnels below London

- First prototype demonstrates Land Rover capability in underground surroundings
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Whitley, UK, 02 March 2015 - Land Rover has confirmed the world’s first premium compact SUV convertible will go on sale in 2016 by releasing a unique underground testing film.
Forty metres below the streets of London, UK, the first prototype of Land Rover’s new Range Rover Evoque Convertible was granted exclusive access to the 26-mile (42km) network of Crossrail tunnels for a development test with a difference. Engineers were allowed the opportunity to drive the disguised Evoque Convertible with its roof lowered in complete privacy.
The short film begins with the highly-capable convertible being lowered into the tunnel network by crane, before negotiating a range of obstacles through the 6.2 metre diameter tunnel.
Murray Dietsch, Director of Land Rover Programmes said: "The tunnels are still under construction, so we had a unique opportunity to explore the vehicle’s all-terrain ability in unchartered territory."

The Range Rover Evoque is no stranger to subterranean adventure. At its launch in 2011 the five-door variant was driven through Edge Hill Tunnel in Liverpool, the first tunnel in the world to be bored beneath a major city.

Land Rover will announce further details about its exclusive new premium compact SUV Convertible later this year. It will be built alongside the five door and coupe Evoque at Land Rover’s Halewood plant in the UK and will be on sale in 2016.

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