Range Rover Evoque Convertible Concept at Geneva Motor Show
The new Range Rover Evoque Convertible Concept will be unveiled in the Geneva motor show on March 6. The Evoque convertible concept vehicle will probably explore the potential for the world’s first premium convertible SUV. The Range Rover Evoque is the latest model in the premium brand’s line of top drawer SUV’s and has already become a common sight in valet lots around the valley. To be unveiled this week, Range Rover has crafted a topless version of their hot new Evoque crossover. The Range Rover Evoque Convertible is powered by a 2.0 liter four-cylinder turbocharged and direct injected engine which offers 240 horsepower through a standard 6-speed automatic transmission. Land Rover global brand director John Edwards discloses that the public’s response to the new car will be closely followed throughout the show.
“The Range Rover Evoque Convertible Concept is a new twist to the Range Rover Evoque story and explores the potential to further extend the nameplate’s appeal by giving existing customers more choice, whilst at the same time reaching out to a completely new customer base,” Edwards added. The company will display the concept SUV only to judge the feedback of the public and to evaluate the potential for launching the car commercially.
Land Rover design director Gerry McGovern said the bold soft-top concept was planned to enlarge the urban appeal of the resurgent brand’s ultra-stylish city car. He also said that the new car lends itself beautifully to the idea of a convertible and the study is not a traditional convertible design execution as the automaker has worked with the balance of the Range Rover Evoque’s lines to retain its distinctive shape and create something that is unique and highly desirable. The concept of convertible cars remains largely faithful to the hardtop design based on the new Evoque coupe. The concept scores 21-inch alloy wheels, new grey metallic paint, Lunar and Ivory leather seats, and a Meridian sound system with eight-inch touchscreen.
As of now, the company has no production plans confirmed at this point as Range Rover Evoque Convertible Concept will be revealed at Geneva as a design and engineering study only.