By Bennett Oghifo
The drive to the Land Rover Experience Centre was enough stretch for the Range Rover Evoque and Land Rover Sport to prove their on-road capabilities and to display their beauty.
Heads turned and held, during The Art of Performance Tour, as journalists from some countries in sub-Saharan Africa, where Jaguar Land Rover sell these cars, drove through the streets of Pretoria in South Africa on their way to the Land Rover Experience Centre.
Roofs down, the Range Rover Evoque powered on to the centre where its off-road journey began through uneven surfaces, stiff climbs and effortlessly taking on sharp descend. The Evoque convertible proved it could thrive in rough terrain, with only three tyres on the rough road. It practically swims through flooded roads and other tough terrains.
Although the Evoque convertible is a driver’s car, but the passengers are guaranteed comfort, even in the back seat.
The Evoque’s interior is crafted for comfort, the auto maker insists. Twin-needle stitched leather and a choice of aluminium and wood veneers are offered to help create your ideal space. A massage function with heated and cooled seats are available as an option for the front seats and on a HSE Dynamic onwards and enhanced Configurable Ambient Interior Lighting sets the right tone.
InControl Touch Pro is Land Rover’s next-generation infotainment system that advances Range Rover Evoque’s connectivity and entertainment to the very highest level. Find a parking space, stream your favourite music and even track a stolen vehicle – InControl can make your life easier.
The Convertible is available in HSE Dynamic and HSE Dynamic Lux models featuring an Ebony fabric Z-folding Convertible Roof System.
The Range Rover Evoque is available in Coupé, Five-door and Convertible body styles. The Coupé and Five-door feature up to a six model line-up including SE, SE Tech, HSE Dynamic, HSE Dynamic Lux and Autobiography.
Range Rover Sport…
The Range Rover Sport, understandably, did a better job of taking on the rough terrain at the Experience Centre. It did a graceful climb of the road and unassisted descend, gliding past the flooded patch and gravely uneven stretch.
Introduced in 2013, Range Rover Sport is a genuine Land Rover success story, according to the auto maker, delivering all the refinement and capability expected from a large SUV with the performance normally associated with a sports car. Land Rover’s latest InControl Touch Pro infotainment system and Advanced Tow Assist technology were introduced to the nameplate in August.