Geneva 2012: Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Convertible Concept
By Brandon Turkus
March 06, 2012
Were you to ask us what the most out-of-left-field vehicle at the Geneva Motor Show was, there’s a pretty fair chance we’d say it was the totally unexpected Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Convertible Concept.
This four-seat, soft-top convertible is essentially a decapitated version of the standard Evoque
. It features a roll-over protection system, while the standard hatchback has been replaced by a drop-down tailgaite.
As of right now, the Evoque Convertible is just a design study, and there’s no intention of building it. Still, Land Rover seems to be listening rather carefully to public perception of its new concept. If there’s an overwhelmingly positive reaction, we wouldn’t rule out an eventual production run.
Please scroll down for the official press release from Land Rover.
The Range Rover Evoque Convertible Concept has made its public debut at the Geneva Motor Show. One of the most talked about vehicles at the Show, the Evoque Convertible Concept is the world's first premium SUV convertible.
It is a bold design study that builds on the current model's success and reflects Land Rover's expertise at identifying and leading new market segments. The soft-top concept vehicle features a fully retractable premium roof with a Roll Over Protection System [ROPS]. The convertible cleverly combines capability and versatility with a drop down tailgate and a comfortable four-seat set up.
Whilst there are no current plans to put the Evoque convertible into production, Land Rover will be gauging reaction to the concept and listening carefully to feedback.
On unveiling the exciting new concept at the JLR press conference, Land Rover Design Director, Gerry McGovern, said: "We believe that the Evoque lends itself beautifully to the idea of a convertible. From a pure design perspective, we have used Evoque's dramatic shape to create a distinctive and highly desirable proposition."