Why should I want it?
In certain circles, there’s very little that could be considered more desirable than a Range Rover convertible. Admittedly, such circles are more likely to be Los Angeles than Leeds, but the Evoque is the only drop-top SUV on the market and looks good roof-up. That said, unkind individuals might suggest there’s an element of a hot tub appearance with the top down.
Why can’t I have it?
You’re looking at the best part of £50k for a mid-sized SUV, which is a chunk of cash too big to fit in the pretty pathetic 251-litre letterbox-shaped boot.
Arguments to use on the fleet manager
There is also a 2.0-litre diesel that emits sub-150g/km of CO2, and the Evoque has a 45%+ RV, which offsets some of the upfront cost. There is enough rear space for adults as long as the driver isn’t too tall, although clambering into the back isn’t an elegant process. Nevertheless, the Evoque is as desirable as ever.
A More sensible alternative
The Audi A3 Convertible starts from only a little more than £27k and offers more affordable and lower-emission (from 110g/km) premium topless motoring. Residuals are a bit off the Evoque’s, but still good. The boot is also bigger than the Range Rover’s, although rear space is, predictably, not quite as generous as the SUV’s.
|Range Rover Evoque Convertible 2.0 SI4|
|Performance:||8.6 seconds / 130mph|