Spy Shots showing the new Range Rover Evoque Convertible in Shanghai, where it was snapped by Reader & Super Spy Antoine Chalendard, thank you for the photos! The open Evoque debuted on the the L.A. Auto Show in November and will have its China debut in Beijing in April with a launch on the Chinese car market in May, just in time for summer.
The Evoque Convertible will be imported into China, unlike the regular four-door which is manufactured locally by the Chery-JLR joint venture. It will be powered by the well known 2.0 turbo petrol with an output of 243hp and 340nm, mated to a nine-speed automatic. Price will start somewhere around 600.000 yuan or 91.000 USD. Lot of money for such a small and wuzzy car, but Range Rover doesn’t do a cabrio every day.
Rubbish because no roof rails. Right?
I guess the Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet buyers will have that to move up to.
And I thought the Murano CrossCabriolet was fugly enough. (and still is)
I thought convertibles didn’t really sell in China because of the amount if dust you tend to encounter while driving in cities. Has it changed in the last few years?
@Momo; from my perspective by living in Shanghai and moving a lot around China – more and more people are buying convertible cars such as Mini Cooper, Audi BMW, Mercedes… but very rare to see them with the roof open as it “should be used for”. Having a convertible car in China is most likely to show off in a “clean city” for the 5min Sunday shopping in a clear weather and not too warm/cold day; it means unfortunately not often. But “closes roof” convertible are there, have a closer look.