Hang on to your hats. Range Rover has ripped the roof off its best-selling Evoque to produce the world’s first compact 4×4 luxury cabriolet. The new £50,000 Chelsea tractor, pictured, is designed for fashionable, adventurous types who want wind-in-the-hair motoring, whether for an urban jungle shopping trip to Harrods and Harvey Nichols or family treks though the Cotswolds countryside.
The new model’s foldable fabric roof is, says Range Rover, the longest and widest fitted to any vehicle on sale today, and boasts that it’s created ‘the most exclusive and capable convertible in the world; a convertible for all seasons’.
Prices start from £47,500 for the Evoque cabriolet, which rolls off the Halewood production line on Merseyside and into UK and international showrooms from next spring. The convertible’s automated roof stows away in 18 seconds and can be raised in 21 seconds, at speeds up to 30mph.