Land Rover Evoque Convertible Preview
We all agree that off-roading can be quite a bit of fun and the fact that off-roading locations are usually secluded and quite scenic places. And while an off-roader is required to get there on four wheels there isn’t one yet that lets you fully enjoy the views with an open roof and the practicality of a convertible. Soft top Jeeps are one way to go but are notoriously inconvenient to put the hood on when you want to. Land Rover seems to have come up with a solution to overcome this problem with this, a convertible version of the Evoque. The Range Rover Evoque convertible retains the design of the five-door and three-door hard top models but with a fabric roof. It is being made available internationally in SE Dynamic and HSE Dynamic trims. Gerry McGovern, Land Rover Design Director and Chief Creative Officer, commented, "When the Range Rover Evoque Convertible was first shown as a concept, the response was overwhelmingly positive. It was the next logical step to bring the pioneering concept to reality and with a clear design strategy we have safeguarded the distinctive character of the Range Rover Evoque. The result is the ultimate expression of fun and desirability, building on the ever-popular Range Rover Evoque nameplate which continues to bring new customers to the brand." Land Rover has sourced the Z-folding roof from Webasto. The roof takes 18 seconds to come down and 21 seconds to go back on. A rear wind deflector can be manually installed when the roof is down to cut down wind turbulence inside the cabin while on the move. The rear quarter panel houses a deployable roll over protection system which consists of two aluminum bars that can be deployed in 90 milliseconds should the vehicle detect a roll over condition.