Evoque Convertible's exterior design is made possible by a sophisticated fabric roof shaped to create a crisply defined silhouette that remains faithful to the original design. Its Z-fold mechanism lays flush with the rear bodywork for a sleek, uncluttered appearance when lowered. The fabric roof is the longest and widest currently fitted to any vehicle on sale today.
The fully-automated roof stows in 18 seconds, and can be raised in 21 seconds, at speeds up to 30 mph. When closed it promises high standards of refinement with a layer of acoustic insulation ensuring interior comfort on a par with five-door Evoque. In addition, the position of the roof doesn't affect loadspace, with a 251-litre boot offering practicality for a convertible.
At the heart of the cabin is an all-new, high-resolution 10.2-inch touchscreen with Jaguar Land Rover's next-generation infotainment system, InControl Touch Pro, which debuts in a Land Rover. The InControl Touch Pro offers smartphone integration, door-to-door navigation, 3G connectivity and a premium sound system.
Safety hasn't been overlooked with a Roll-Over Protection Device featuring deployable roll-over bars hidden in the rear bodywork. It deploys two aluminium bars within 90milliseconds in the unlikely event of a roll-over situation to create a survival space for occupants.
Land Rover's full suite of lightweight, all-aluminium four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines is available with the potent 240 PS Si4 petrol. Diesel power comes from Land Rover's 2.0-litre Ingenium engines with fuel economy up to 55 mpg (5.1 l/100 km) and CO2 emissions of 149 g/km.
Evoque Convertible is underpinned by Land Rover's all-terrain capability, using the same technologies as Evoque five-door and Coupé derivatives. A customary choice of four-wheel drive powertrains combines with Land Rover's nine-speed automatic transmission, Terrain Response system, Wade Sensing and All-Terrain Progress Control to ensure Evoque is a convertible for all seasons.
The new Range Rover Evoque Convertible will be produced at Land Rover's Halewood plant in the UK, alongside the five door and Coupé bodystyles, and goes on sale across from Spring 2016 in more than 170 markets worldwide. Pricing in the UK will start from £47,500 OTR based on a TD4 HSE Dynamic derivative.