Supplier Webasto claims the folding roof developed for the Range Rover Evoque is one of the quietest convertible tops on the market and also the world's largest soft top without a tension bow.

The roof takes eight seconds to open and 21 to close completely at up to 30mph. The drive that powers the soft top is handled by four compact electric motors.

Webasto also came up with specially designed flaps for the lateral roof struts that conceal the mechanism.

Thermal insulation keeps the interior warm and makes the SUV an all-season convertible. Since the roof does not require much space, it allows for ample trunk capacity of 251 litres in both the open and closed positions. A ski hatch is in the specification.

Webasto developed and produces the soft top at its Hengersberg plant in Lower Bavaria. Fabric and sewing operations take place in Velky Meder, Slovakia.

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