Range Rover Evoque Convertible: Australian Pricing
Range Rover Evoque Convertible revealed. Will arrive in Australia in Q3 2016 priced from $84,835+ORC.
THE RANGE ROVER EVOQUE been a success story for Land Rover, mainly due to its highly distinctive and modern styling. There have been minor improvements over the years but nothing major until now, with the arrival of the convertible.
Land Rover say the car is the “world’s first luxury compact SUV convertible”, with a roof that stows in 18 seconds and raises in 21, at speeds of up to 50km/h. There’s a rollover protection system with deloyable hoops that pop up in milliseconds to protect the four occupants. The roof adds an extra 270kg to weight of the Evoque due to the extra bracing required to keep the thing rigid.
Inside there’s a new 10.2-inch touchscreen, but otherwise it’s an Evoque as we know it, although this model gets an exclusive four-seat design, rather than the five-seat layout in other Evoques. There’s still 251L of boot space and a ski hatch.
The engines on offer will be the 2.0-litre Ingenium engines from the Jaguar XE with the Si4 offering 177kW, while the diesel engines offer grunt and efficiency, returning around 5.1L/100km.
The Evoque Convertible gets a four-wheel drive powertrain combined with Land Rover’s nine-speed automatic transmission, Terrain Response system, Wade Sensing (cost optional) and All-Terrain Progress Control (cost optional) to ensure Evoque is a convertible for all seasons.
Land Rover claim it is “the most capable all-terrain convertible in the world”, which will be news to owners of Wrangler Rubicons.
The vehicle will be available from quarter 3 in 2016, and here’s the Australian pricing, exclusive of on-road costs:
Pricing: Range Rover evoque convertible
Td4-180 SE Dynamic Convertible $84,835
Si4 SE Dynamic Convertible $84,440
Td4-180 HSE Dynamic Convertible $92,410
Si4 HSE Dynamic Convertible $92,015
As a comparison, the current Si4 Dynamic coupe is $76,640.
Can the Evoque off-road? Yes, yes it can. From a previous test: