Back in the month of March, we had reported a sighting of the Range Rover Evoque convertible that was spotted for the first time in India. The model, which was partially camouflaged, came with UK registration plates. Now, another unit of the Evoque convertible has landed in India for homologation purposes.
According to import data available on Zauba, the 3-door Evoque imported to the country for homologation is powered by a 2.0-litre petrol engine. This indicates that the model will most likely be offered with a petrol engine in the initial phase while a diesel motor could follow later. The HSE Dyanmic trim, as the import data website suggests, is powered by the 2.0-litre si4 petrol engine that produces a power output of 237 bhp while the peak torque comes up at 340 Nm. This engine will send the power to all four wheels via 9 speed automatic transmission. This powertrain helps the soft top variant of the Evoque to sprint from o-100 kmph in 8.6 seconds while the top speed stands at 209 kmph.
The India launch could be a part of the company’s plan to launch the Evoque convertible in 170 countries before the end of the current year. The model, which is manufactured at the company’s plant in Halewood, UK, will come equipped with an automated roof that can rise and retract in 21 seconds and 18 seconds respectively. The soft top can be opened or closed up to speeds of 50 kmph.
Features on the Evoque convertible include a new 10.2 inch touch-screen InControl Touch Pro infotainment system with smartphone integration as well as a roll over protection device that features roll over bars hidden in the bodywork. The Range Rover Evoque convertible is said to arrive in India via the CBU route and would command a significant premium over the standard Evoque variant which commands a price tag of INR 50.5 lakh (Ex-showroom).
Following is an image gallery of the Range Rover Evoque convertible: