The upcoming 2017 Evoque Convertible
Who says posh dune buggies are just for tweeters in Beverly Hills..
And new and inventive is exactly what they did. What do you get when you combine a thick waterproof insulated canvas, four snow tires, a Swiss Army knife, and a nine speed transmission with an electric locking differential..?
Why this of course,.
..and look good you will dammit..
..Uh, but let us not forget what Rovers do
Space however is the Evoque's achilles heel. In 2012, I liked the two door so much I was going to lease one. That was until I spent a week with the tester (thanks Land Rover of North America) and like all tall guys, one size definitely does not fit all. The center console was riding my right knee like a horse. It was so irritating that after a week it started to bruise. It can also get constrictive and claustrophobic as the hardtop Evoque has no sunroof option. After another week it became drudgery just to get into the vehicle. Not a good look.
There is room for four in the convertible and the designers had to go the extra mile in order to clean up the excesses made by the supplementation of the rag top. The under carriage is beefed up with an extra 500lb of body strengthening to combat body-flex from the loss of the hard top.
See all, go all, be all and do all..
This is an SUV. A vehicle capable of taking you up the mountain to the ski resort, while allowing you to stick your tongue out and catch snowflakes at the same time.. Kudos to Range Rover for trying something different, something unusual and something original..