2016 Range Rover Evoque Convertible Unveiled, But Will People Actually Buy It?
The 2016 Range Rover Evoque Convertible has officially been revealed as the “world’s most capable all-season convertible.”
The Evoque is Range Rover’s best-selling model, and the British brand is hoping a convertible variant will help broaden its appeal. The convertible has room for four, boasts a “proper boot” with 8.9 cubic feet of cargo room and even a ski hatch.
The convertible is powered by the same 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder with 240 horsepower and 250 pound-feet of torque that’s in the regular hardtop Evoque. A nine-speed transmission will send power to all four wheels. Range Rover promises that the convertible will be just as capable off-road as its other Rover siblings. The fabric roof can be lowered in 18 seconds and raised in 21 seconds at speeds of up to 31 mph, and the car as an automatically deploying rollover protection system.
We will see the 2016 Range Rover Evoque Convertible in person at the L.A. Auto Show, and sales begin in spring 2016.
But judging on the awful sales and subsequent discontinuation of Nissan’s scorned Murano CrossCabriolet, do you think Range Rover’s attempt at this segment will be successful? Let us know in the comments below.
Jodi has been obsessed with cars since she was little and has been an automotive journalist for the past 12 years. She has a Bachelor of Journalism from Ryerson University in Toronto, is a member of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC), and a jury member for the prestigious North American Car/Truck/Utility Vehicle of the Year (NACTOY). Besides hosting videos, and writing news, reviews and features, Jodi is the Editor-in-Chief of AutoGuide.com and takes care of the site's day-to-day operations.
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