A Convertible SUV, because luxury SUVs are way too mainstream.
Well, that is probably what the folks at Jaguar Land Rover India were thinking when they launched India’s first convertible SUV, Range Rover Evoque Convertible today.
Priced at Rs. 69.53 lakhs (ex-showroom), the Range Rover Evoque Convertible will be available with a 2 liter Si4 4-cylinder Ingenium Petrol engine and in HSE Dynamic trim.
Speaking at the launch, Rohit Suri, President & Managing Director, Jaguar Land Rover India Ltd. (JLRIL), said, “We are excited to launch India’s first luxury SUV convertible today. The Range Rover Evoque Convertible combines the bold design and refinement of Evoque with a sophisticated folding roof. It adds another dimension to the Land Rover family, further enhancing its desirability and appeal.”
Range Rover Evoque Convertible features a fabric z-folding convertible roof system that lays flush with the rear bodywork to provide a sleek appearance to the SUV. It also features configurable ambient interior lighting, perforated Windsor leather seats and adaptive full LED headlights.
The 177 kW engine is mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission and also features Torque Vectoring Braking system to enhance the agility and stability of the vehicle and All-Terrain Progress Control (ATPC) system to maintain a steady speed even in the challenging driving conditions.
Though it remains to be seen, how many Evoque Convertibles are actually driven to challenging areas. Though if I were to take a guess, most if not all of them will be mainly used in the city or on the highways, like majority of the luxury SUVs are used the world over, with maybe an enthusiast or two, actually taking it off-road.