Land Rover is popular with their SUVs that are a favorite among people around the globe. They are spacious, convenient and can handle any roads with ease.
The company is now all set to expand their most wanted Range Rover models with a 2016 edition of Evoque, a convertible slated to get launched in Spring 2016. They have released official pictures of the car which looks a bit weird because seeing an SUV without a top covering it is uncommon. However, it is a brand new addition that might probably give the expected push to bring Range Rover to the attention of people who haven’t purchased one yet.
At the moment, Land Rover produces 130,000 units a year and the Evoque will add an additional 10% to the overall volume. Being an unconventional convertible SUV, it is obvious that the Evoque is not going to be under constant demand similar to their other models. The brand opines that they should be good with the minimal production volume and has enough resources to bump it up if required.
The 2016 Range Rover Evoque convertible starts at a pricing of £47,500. The first concept version of a convertible SUV was originally unveiled during the Geneva auto expo held in 2012. It took nearly three years for the company to officially announce it and another year for them to bring it to the mainstream audience.
Every variant of the Evoque uses an all-wheel drive and are designed to be highly efficient on off-road. With ample space for the front and rear passengers, the convertible will have enough room for adults to sit comfortable and move around with ease, confirmed the team behind the car. An absence of a door frame in a huge car like a SUV has to be properly compensated which the designers accomplished with the help of monocoque reinforced chassis structure.
Compared to its full edition, the 2016 Range Rover Evoque is 270 kilograms more. It is powered by a 2.0-liter TD4 Ingenium diesel variant which delivers 178bhp. This is the entry level dynamic variant while there is a dynamic HSE trim variant which is powered by a much powerful 2.0-liter Si4 petrol engine with 237bhp.
Gerry McGovern, the lead designer of the convertible said that they were confident that people will love this car. Both the users and critics who saw the concept at the Geneva show felt positive which paved way for its official production.