Range Rover is all set to launch its first ever luxury convertible SUV in November this year. For as long as 2012, Evoque convertible has been in the production and trial phases. Reason? Range Rover had taken out a concept car on the same lines and with the recently launched teasers in various parts of London, the reports of the luxury SUV convertible being launched have now been confirmed.
Land Rover has displayed life-size six aluminium wire frame model of the convertible in different colours in various high-end parts of London. This display gives the public a chance to see how Evoque will look in the actual environment and people, if get a chance to see the evolution of the Evoque from a Coupe to a convertible. The same strategy was followed by Range Rover in 2013 when they had launched the first Evoque. The wire frames have been designed by the own in-house team of Land Rover with the help of advanced computer technology.
Range Rover had added to the curiosity of the people when it showcased teaser videos to the audience at Geneva Motor Show in March this year. Range Rover will drop covers off its top open Evoque in the Los Angeles Motor Show next month. The video trailer launched by Range Rover earns all the brownie points for the new convertible with its capabilities to drive in and off road, hilly terrains, rugged tracks and swim through the water like an amphibian. The machine is being tested in its final stages at the Eastnor Castle in the UK.
The engineering team of Range Rover has called Evoque Convertible the SUV of all seasons for its dynamic capabilities to work through all the terrains. The confidence of the team has come with the fact that Evoque has been tested across the globe. At the Halewood plant of Range Rover, the Evoque Convertible is being built along with the five-door and the coupé version. The engine is expected to be Jaguar Land Rover’s Ingenium range of powertrains.
The UK government’s Regional Growth Fund has supported the Ranger Rover Evoque Convertible. With this support, employment for over 1,00,000 people has been generated by investing £3 billion in the business of Range Rover. With the Regional Growth Fund announcing a grant of £297 million for 63 projects and programmes, a plethora of job opportunities will open up for a lot of people and investment of £1.5 billion will open up in the private sector.
According to reports, Evoque Convertible will go on sale somewhere around the Spring of 2016. With the unveiling next month, details like the price, features, specifications, launch date across the globe including India should get clear. The Evoque has considerably done well in the Indian market, so it is highly anticipated in the country where convertibles are gaining pace. Audi also launched last year, the A3 Cabriolet for the Indian market.