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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.

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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.

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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.

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Can the Evoque off-road? Yes, yes it can.  From a previous test:

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grr
grr
4 years ago

Car companies REALLY need to stop advertising these cars where they dont belong!
Yes it has some clearance and yes it has a ‘4×4’ system, but will only ever be used for drives in the metro area by cougars to get their next soy chai latte fix.
A boring vehicle and a waste resources!

grr
grr
4 years ago

If LR deems this as the most capable, then i already feel sorry for defenders future model. One can only dred how badly LR will destroy its legacy.

Robert Pepper
4 years ago
Reply to  grr

LR said it would be the most capable convertible SUV. So doesn’t include Defender. Does include Wrangler though….so I disagree with them on that score.

grr
grr
4 years ago
Reply to  Robert Pepper

More for the choice of wording as capable. I mean big rims, low profile tyres and next to no articulation. LR should be careful before pumping their own chest

trackdaze
trackdaze
4 years ago

I liked the BMW x6 for the fact it was a car that enabled you to readily identify the most massive self appeasers driving among us. It seems they now have a choice! not sure its a good idea to be out in the open’though.

godafoss
godafoss
4 years ago

Possibly the stupidest idea ever in the world of cars. As a convertible it’s revolting. What pin head came up with that dross.

Robert Pepper

Robert Pepper