Do you sometimes complain how automakers are unwilling to try something really fresh? We haven’t made up our minds about how we feel regarding the 2017 Range Rover Evoque Convertible, but rarely does an SUV get fresher than this.
It’s not hard to hate. I mean, I’ve never seen a luxury compact SUV with the top off and now that I have, it does look kind of strange. Like, convertibles aren’t supposed to look that pudgy and chunky. It’s not hard to love, either. I mean, you’re definitely going to turn a lot of heads (and probably get lots of questions) riding this thing. Plus, it’s different and looks really, really fun.
The 2017 Range Rover Evoque Convertible get the exact same bodywork as the crossover version, complete with the same specs and even the same 9 cubic feet of cargo space in the trunk, so it’s just about the same car, but with the roof chopped off. It uses a folding roof system that lowers in 18 seconds and deploys in 21 ticks, even while it cruises the highway at speeds of up to 29 mph. Features include a 240-hp engine, an insulated roof so you can still stay toasty while driving it in the cold, adaptive full LED headlamps, a 10.2-inch touchscreen with the company’s new infotainment system, and all the off-road capabilities of the crossover version, so you can still pretend you actually drive up to the mountains while making small talk at the country club.
Pricing for the 2017 Range Rover Evoque Convertible starts at $50,475 when it goes on sale next year.