Land Rover launches India’s first SUV convertible

Jaguar Land Rover has launched India’s first luxury SUV convertible – the Range Rover Evoque Convertible – at Rs 69.53 lakh (ex-showroom). It is based on the Evoque’s HSE Dynamic variant and is available with a 2.0-litre petrol engine option.

The vehicle utilises a fabric Z-folding Convertible Roof System offered in black and it takes 18 seconds to be lowered and 21 seconds to be pulled back up at speeds up to 48kmph.

“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,” said Rohit Suri, President & Managing Director, Jaguar Land Rover India Ltd. (JLRIL).

The SUV offers 240PS of power and 340Nm of torque. It is mated to a nine-speed transmission and gets the company’s Terrain Response System for off-road capability. It has 500mm of water wading capability, hill start assist, and up to 19-degree of approach and 31-degree of departure angles. It also comes with a ‘Torque Vectoring by Braking’ system that enhances the vehicle’s agility and stability during cornering.

Other features include heads-up display that presents key vehicle data such as vehicle speed, gear position and navigation directions on the windscreen; Wi-Fi Hotspot that uses a customer sourced SIM to provide in-car access to a hotspot for up to eight devices; and surround camera system that uses cameras placed around the vehicle to offer a near-360-degree view.