Unless you look over your shoulder, you’d be hard pushed to spot you’re sitting in a Convertible Evoque rather than its hard-top sister. There’s plenty of room for tall adults and a wide range of adjustment means it’s easy to get a perfect driving position.
In the back, the car’s transformation is easier to spot. Foot room has been eaten into (thanks to a strengthening beam that runs across the width of the chassis) and knee room is also quite tight – to the point where adults will feel crushed on longer journeys. To make way for the roof’s folding mechanism, the car does without a middle seat and using the wind deflector puts the back out of bounds to passengers.
Storage space is, as expected, fairly decent. There are capacious door pockets, a large glovebox and a storage area under the front centre armrest. There is also a ski hatch between the rear seats that makes the Evoque ideal for winter holidaying.
Luggage space has been compromised considerably by the need to have space for the soft top roof. The standard car’s big opening is gone and in its place you’ll find a smaller hatch that opens to reveal a load capacity that’s shrunk from 420 to a supermini-like 251 litres.