Range Rover Evoque Convertible, SUV We tested the convertible!

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Nissan It was the only one so far had pierced the fourth dimension Murano Cross Cabriolet with (for US market only), but now in our territory Land Rover relocates the Range Rover Evoque literally in the spotlight. Spectacular Line with the canvas roof on the bodywork told, and even more with the saved in its compartment: this new Evoque is spotlight wherever he treads and passes, as we have seen in the first contact.

Cold and snow outside. A lot. We went up to the new Range Rover Evoque Convertible with little faith and just two kilometers we have to start putting off clothes. The efficient air conditioning Y aerodynamics get a free cabin warm and turbulence to continue, now in shirtsleeves. Outstanding us think of this as a convertible Evoque, provided wear the rear spoiler, a simple but sturdy metal mesh work wonders to channel air environment outside of the front passengers. As usual, this element overrides the two rear seats, but in the Range Rover Evoque Convertible it is not that there is too much space for family living.

The new Range Rover Evoque Convertible account, amplitude, with right and little else for two rear passengers, yes, travel in a more central position than the other Evoke we've tested. Similarly, the trunk is reduced to 251 liters whatever capacity you take the top up or removed, more or less, half the volume offers a Evoque Coupe. The practical side you'll have to evaluate you, but which does not lack the Range Rover Evoque Convertible is exclusively for being unique in Europe, at least temporarily for its spectacular line ... and also because costs up to 8,400 euros more than the 3-door version of the range.

Range Rover Evoque Convertible: the hood

For now no versions in the new Range Rover Evoque Convertible front-wheel drive or with manual transmission, so as little you have to put on the table 54,700 euros to take home a evoke Convertible 2.0 TD4 150 hp, Ingenium diesel engine, like the rest of the range. The top is made by the specialist Webasto, has five layers and suffice it to say that their quality is impeccable and sealing virtually a worthy "metal roof". Weighs 68 kilos, it is driven by four engines and only make noise in just 18 seconds, you can take it from above (In 21 seconds you return to have the Evoke in closed configuration) operation You can make up below 48 km / h. But, you know, remove a roof has other side effects that Land Rover was not willing to give up: structural rigidity.

Range Rover Evoque ConvertibleAlmost 300 kilos additional boron steel (In the pillar) and ultrahigh strength steels from the current Evoque Coupe promise same structural soundness in the new Range Rover Evoque Convertible, which Land Rover wanted us to demonstrate with facts. Tests juggling, ups, downs and bridge crossings with which we leave the Evoque Convertible with one wheel more than 50 centimeters from the ground. Under these conditions, you can open two doors and trunk without noticing the slightest deformation of the body. Before, as we insinuated road, mountain pass in particular.

Range Rover Evoque Convertible: Land Rover genuine

It is true that the extra weight of the new Range Rover Evoque Convertible is seen in acceleration capability, although the 2.0 TD4 engine 180 hp demonstrates enough strength to move well to this Evoque: yes, the benefit will not be the strongest point of this model. But chassis remains almost as reagent closed versions. Not that has been lost as running, but I'll bet the new buffer in this FLEXIBILITY Convertible brings a plus in comfort without imposing a handicap on the dynamic behavior, as long as you are clear that you are moving into a SUV over 1,900 kilos. Light it is not, but I assure you not dynamically affect tenor of how it moves, rotates and changes roadside support.

The new Range Rover Evoque Convertible also preserves each and every one of the driving aids or assists the rest of the range, are focused on safety or off-road, although their angles of attack, output and ventral are somewhat less good: 19, 31 and 19.8 degrees, respectively, retaining its 50 centimeters fording capability. Off-road, slopes, stones and some mud, sometimes all together, not for terrain much less embarrassing, getting evolve with absolute ease. Also true that snow tires were perfect allies to demonstrate good experience and proper setup that hides each Terrain traction modes Respone and other attendees, such as falls or the cruise control for low speed, super effective with minimal increases adhesion where you just have to worry about the management. And it is that as a good SUV, this Evoke shows also keep up you expect from a Land Rover.

Finally it should be noted also that the interior of the new Range Rover Evoque Convertible is enriched with Infotainment system Control In Touch Pro inherited from Jaguar, with 10.2-inch screen and solid for maximum transfer speed hard disk. A very original SUV convertible and undoubtedly the most striking.

Range Rover Evoque Convertible: Prices

Range Rover Evoque Convertible 150 hp TD4 Auto 4x4. SE Dynamic: 54,700 €

Range Rover Evoque Convertible 150 hp TD4 Auto 4x4. HSE Dynamic: 61,200 €

Range Rover Evoque Convertible 1800 CV TD4 Auto 4x4. SE Dynamic: 57,700 €

Range Rover Evoque Convertible 150 hp TD4 Auto 4x4. HSE Dynamic: 64,200 €

Range Rover Evoque Convertible 240 hp Si4 Auto 4x4. SE Dynamic: 63,400 €

Range Rover Evoque Si4 2140 CV Convertible Auto 4x4. HSE Dynamic: 70,500 €

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