Ahead of its official public debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show next week, Land Rover North America has dropped some details about the Range Rover Evoque Convertible.
The roof is a folding Z-frame construction covered in fabric; it retains the roofline of the hardtop Evoque when erected and folds into a well behind the rear seats. The top can lowered in 18 seconds and raised in about 21 seconds at speeds up to 30 mph.
Cargo space is scant at 8.9 cubic feet, but there is an optional pass-through space in the fixed rear seat to allow for internal carrying of skis. An automatic rollover protection system is in place to protect occupants in a severe crash.
The Evoque Convertible will be the first Land Rover vehicle to incorporate an all-new 10.2-inch touchscreen interface. The larger screen works in conjunction with the updated InControl Touch Pro system.
The drop-top two-door Rangie, which goes on sale in the spring of 2016, will start at $50, 745 in SE Dynamic trim. An HSE Dynamic model will also be available. Power will come from the same 240-hp four-cylinder turbo engine paired to a 9-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive will be standard.
We will be in Los Angeles for a first-hand look at the newest Land Rover next week and will share pictures and first impressions here.