QUICK TEST: 2017 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Convertible

Range Rover Evoque Convertible
By Shari Prymak

The Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Convertible is a rather unique vehicle in the market in that it is both an SUV and a convertible. It’s an odd combination that hasn’t exactly proven to be popular in the past. Just take a look at the beyond aweful Nissan Murano Crosscabriolet as an example of that. This one, however, might be different.

The Evoque is arguably already more of a design exercise than anything else. That makes it the perfect candidate for bold, risky iterations that are designed to further the brand image rather than achieve record sales. The Evoque Convertible won’t sell in any significant numbers, but it is certainly unique and striking enough to get consumers paying attention to the Land Rover brand.

As a car, it drives well, comes well equipped, and can even hold its own  in a rough off road environment (as all Range Rover’s should). The interior has even less space than the already tight Evoque four-door, and the trunk is laughably small for a vehicle of this size, but I still think that it has enough going for it to be more than just a curiosity to the few affluent consumers who would consider such a thing.

For another view on the Evoque Convertible, check out Motortrend‘s take.