Land Rover has always produced some very capable off-roaders. Evoque was not really considered one of them, rather it was badged as an SUV for women and somewhat not manly enough for men to be driven around. Personally, I didn’t see anything like that in it. Whatever the naysayers had to say, the model has been too successful to be ignored.
Now, Land Rover have gone ahead and produced a chop-top version of the sexy Evoque. I do not see the rationale behind the decision but sure, Land Rover must have studied it deeply enough to go for an SUV that can provide wind in the hair experience and some serious off-roading capabilities in the same car!! The Convertible Range Rover Evoque will make its debut at the Los Angeles Motor Show in November.
Land Rover calls its new droptop the most capable convertible in the world, though the Jeep Wrangler and the European Mercedes-Benz G-Class Professional would probably like to argue with that assertion. The company released a video of the SUV wading through water and climbing up and down the hill with difficult angles to prove its capabilities.
The Evoque Convertible’s body has been strengthened to prevent twisting and give the vehicle uncompromised wheel articulation. Four-wheel drive, hill descent control, and Land Rover’s Terrain Response, All Terrain Progress Control, which works with the Terrain Response system to let the vehicle control its own off-road speed at the push of a button will all be standard. A water sensing feature will also be available, and the vehicle will be able to wade through almost 20 inches of water without breaking a sweat.
In the video released, it is portrayed as it undergoes final testing on the grounds of Eastnor Castle in Herefordshire, UK. No details on the mechanicals and cost have been given by the company as of now.
Watch the Video released by the company here: