Business-Standard reports that the niche Range Rover Evoque Convertible would be showcased at the Auto Expo 2016 in February before going on sale in the country later in the year. The top-less SUV will be imported as a CBU unlike its regular sibling which is being assembled at JLR India’s Punse plant.
The crossover which is described as the world’s first luxury compact SUV convertible has the longest and widest foldable roof fitted on any vehicle that is currently on sale today. The electrically operated soft-top can be retracted fully in 18 seconds and deployed in 21 seconds within speeds of up to 48 kmph. The luxury convertible has usable boot space of 251 litres even with the roof down.
Apart from the roof, the Convertible’s design is pretty much identical to its hardtop sibling. The hexagonal grille, lower airdam and foglight enclosures are finished in black.
The company says that despite losing the roof, the premium crossover continues to have structural rigidity and off-road capability that comply with Land Rover standards. Rollover protection is provided by the bars which are hidden inside the rear bodywork. If a rollover is detected, the bars will deploy in 90 milliseconds.
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The Range Rover Evoque Convertible is powered by the Ingenium family of 2.0-litre of petrol and diesel engines, mated to a 9-speed automatic gearbox.
Range Rover Evoque Convertible – Photos
Via – Business-Standard.com