Land Rover has taken the wraps off the 2017 Range Rover Evoque Convertible, which it has dubbed as the “world’s first luxury compact SUV convertible.”
Although Nissan largely failed with its Murano SUV convertible, Land Rover seems to still think there is a market for a droptop SUV. Land Rover has taken the wraps off the 2017 Range Rover Evoque Convertible, which it has dubbed as the “world’s first luxury compact SUV convertible.”
Unlike the awkward Nissan Murano Convertible, the Range Rover Evoque Convertible maintains the design of the two door hardtop Evoque. The shape of it’s soft top maintains the low roofline of the standard Evoque and when it’s down the Evoque Convertible looks surprisingly sporty. The top only takes 18 seconds to stow and can be raised in 21 seconds at speeds up to 30 mph.
Other than the different roof, most of the details remain the same. The Evoque Convertible is powered by the same 240-hp 2.0L four-cylinder and nine-speed automatic transmission. As would be expected, the Range Rover Evoque Convertible is a bit heavier than the standard version, so its performance will suffer a bit, with a 0-60 mph time of 7.8 seconds.
The 2017 Range Rover Evoque is slated to arrive by next summer with pricing starting at $51,470.
Source: Land Rover