JLR has launched the Range Rover Evoque Convertible in India. The drop-top version of the Evoque is priced at INR 69.53 lakhs (ex-showroom India) and is available only in the fully loaded HSE Dynamic trim.
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.
The Evoque Convertible for India comes powered by JLR’s new 2.0-litre Ingenium petrol engine that made its India debut on the Velar. In this application, the engine makes 240hp of power and 340Nm of peak torque and comes mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission that sends power to all four wheels. JLR claims a 0-100kph time of 8.1 seconds, and a top speed of 217kph.
The Evoque Convertible is available in a single, fully-loaded HSE Dynamic variant, which gets features like adaptive LED headlights, heads-up display, surround view camera, park assist (which includes parallel parking, parking exit and perpendicular parking assist), rain sensing wipers, LED taillights, leather upholstery, 12-way electrically adjustable front seats, and heated and cooled front seats. The InControl Touch Pro infotainment system can be operated via a 10-inch screen. Land Rover offers the car with a 13-speaker 660 W Meridian Surround Sound System. There’s also gesture control to open/close the tailgate
The drop-top Evoque is based on a reinforced monocoque chassis and gets reinforced door panels to ensure rigidity, borne out of the removal of the roof. The fabric drop-top is operated electrically and can be tucked in the boot in about 20 seconds, up to speeds of 48kph.
Land Rover has fitted the roof with an acoustic inner lining to reduce road noise and enhance cabin insulation. An optional wind deflector, fixed behind the seats, reduces air draft from the rear when the roof is down. The SUV additionally comes equipped with a pop-up roll-bar system that deploys if there is a danger of a rollover.
The standard Evoque is priced from Rs 50.2 lakh to Rs 59.9 lakh, (ex-showroom, India), and only comes with a 179hp, 2.0-litre diesel for now.
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