HOLD ON TO YOUR HAT
THE Mercedes-Benz C-Class convertible is due next month in C200 and C300 guises, priced from $85,900 and $99,900 respectively. Standard gear in the Benz showboats includes an acoustically dampened soft-top, LED headlamps, satnav and digital audio and a head-up display.
The higher-performance C43 AMG and Mercedes-AMG C63 S variants aren’t scheduled until early next year, priced from $119,900 and $179,900.
Range Rover’s Evoque convertible is due ahead of the summer heat, with predicted local arrival in November.
If the drop-top model — the world’s first convertible SUV — emulates the success of the regular Evoque, design boss Gerry McGovern will have established a new prestige niche others are sure to follow: the “four-wheel drive for four seasons”.
Pricing is expected to start at $84,835 for the entry level turbo diesel, rising to $91,015 for the top-spec petrol model