The new Range Rover Evoque convertible, which was unveiled this month at the Los Angeles Auto Show, will become available in the spring of 2016, specifically May, according to an article published yesterday.
The convertible SUV is a branch-off from the current Evoque which is marketed as a small SUV by Land Rover. Featuring sleek styling and off-road capability, the convertible will remain very similar to the current Evoques minus the convertible roof. The roof will have the ability to raise or lower in 18 seconds at up to 30 miles per hour according to an article.
There will be two options for Evoque convertible purchasers, which include the SE and the HSE dynamic. Both options will feature standard all-wheel drive, a nine speed transmission and a 240 horsepower engine. The Evoque convertible will be making an entrance into the American market four years prior to the Ford Bronco, another off-road capable SUV which will include a removable roof. The Evoque will hopefully feature higher sales figures than the dismal Nissan Murano convertible, which often looked more like a hot mess of a robins egg blue dealing with a lot of confusion.
The sleek design of the Evoque is kept the same except with a convertible roof. Although some trunk space is lost to accommodate the roof, Land Rover maintains that there will still be space in the trunk to fit golf clubs and a small space running lengthwise in the middle of the vehicle that can fit skis.
The Evoque still maintains its low stance which gives it an aggressive looks and helps to keep the vehicle from tipping, especially off road. In the event of a rollover accident, metal pillars will deploy upward to keep inhabitants of the vehicle safe.
“Land Rover will announce further details about its exclusive new premium compact SUV Convertible later this year,” according to the company’s website. “It will be built alongside the five door and coupe Evoque at Land Rover’s Halewood plant in the UK and will be on sale in 2016.”
Land Rover expects that the sales figures of the risky convertible 4×4 will succeed the Nissan Murano Cross-Cabriolet, who only sold 84 in Illinois and just over 130 in California. Consumers agree that this is plausible due to the Evoque convertible’s off-road capability, luxury and top-notch styling.