Range Rover Evoque Convertible

It has been known for a while that Land Rover plans to introduce a variety of vehicles based on the Range Rover Evoque as part of its “40 significant product actions” strategy. Future offerings that are on the drawing board include the Grand Evoque, which will be an enlarged seven-seat version of the current model; an “R” high-performance Evoque that could inspire other “R” Land Rover models; and the Evoque Convertible concept you see below.

The Evoque Convertible concept is a concept in name only. What you see is pretty much what you will get when (if) the Evoque Convertible goes into production. While no official word has been passed down on whether the Evoque Convertible will make it to the market, Land Rover will be using upcoming auto shows to determine the final fate of the vehicle. At this stage, it is widely considered that production of the convertible is a sure thing. 

“We are excited to see the response to this concept as we assess the potential for building on the Range Rover Evoque’s exceptional success so far,” said John Edwards, Land Rover Global Brand Director.

The Range Rover Evoque Convertible will be displayed as a concept at the Geneva Motor Show starting next week, at which point more details are sure to be released. Most of what we know so far can be seen in the photos. The convertible appears to be based closely on the Evoque Coupe Dynamic, features a drop-down tailgate, seats four passengers, has 21-inch Titan silver wheels, would have pop-up roll bars (ROPS), and a soft canvas roof that stows under a rigid tonneau cover.  

Key Evoque Convertible Features

  • Retractable Roll Over Protection System (ROPS)
  • Equipped with Terrain Response
  • Sport Command Driving Position
  • Surround Cameras
  • Meridian Sound System
  • 21-Inch Titan Silver Wheels
  • New Metallic Causeway Grey Paint

Convertible SUVs

The only similar vehicle sold into the U.S. market is the Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet, which was introduced for the 2011 model year. The two vehicles share a very similar character, but the Evoque will be positioned at a slightly higher price point. The Nissan starts at around $45,000.00, while the Evoque Convertible is anticipated to start at roughly $52,000.00 (estimated). So far, sales of the Murano CrossCabriolet have reportedly been lackluster. For 2012, Nissan dropped the price of the CrossCabriolet by $1,850.00 to help sweeten the deal for new buyers. However, the navigation system became optional equipment… for $1,850.00.

Range Rover Evoque Convertible Front View

Range Rover Evoque Convertible Side View

Range Rover Evoque Convertible Rear View

Range Rover Evoque Convertible Top View

 [Land Rover via AutoCar.co.uk, et. al.]



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