It’s a crossover, it’s a convertible, it’s the new Range Rover Evoque Convertible concept. However, the British carmaker is not the first to offer a convertible SUV, with the Nissan Murano Convertible already in revealed.
Coming to 2012 Geneva Motor show in a few weeks, the crossover convertible concept, gives a glimpse of what future Range Rover’s will look like. This bold concept builds on the global success of the Evoque and with it, Land Rover continues creating a new market segment.
Based on the three-door Evoque, the convertible version features a fully-retractable roof system, with a roll-over protection system for safety. However, the production model will require far more R&D if it has to stand up to the safety requirements, as there was minimal done with the car’s weight and rigidity.
Range Rover Evoque Convertible will seat four elders, presumably in a comfort and drive across every obstacle. Speaking of which, Land rover insisted that the Evoque carries the Land Rover multi-terrain capabilities. Also borrowed from the Evoque is the styling, which includes rising belt-line and a muscular appeal.
Going with the cool look of the car, are its interiors, including leather seat, a Meridian audio system, an infotainment system with an 8-inch display. Adding to the driver’s assistance is the Park assist and surround cameras.
Land Rover Design Director, Gerry McGovern said: “The Evoque lends itself beautifully to the idea of a convertible. This study is not a traditional convertible design execution – instead we have worked with the balance of the Evoque’s lines to retain its distinctive shape and create something that is unique and, we believe, highly desirable.”
With 50,000 Evoques produced and orders of 60,000 more in just six months from hitting the showrooms, the company is looking to gauge reaction to the crossover concept convertible.