After hitting the jackpot with Range Rover Evoque, Land Rover continues to make the most of its look with a new premium crossover. That is why this year at Geneva Motor Show, the British exposed a convertible version of the small SUV, currently labeled as a simple concept.
Geneva Motor Show 2012 Live: Range Rover Evoque Convertible Concept photo gallery
Range Rover Evoque Convertible Concept Live at Geneva Motor Show 2012
Range Rover Evoque Convertible Concept was designed by Gerry McGovern, design director, and his team. The concept uses a fully automatic soft-top system and has a rollover protection system.
The British say that the new Range Rover Evoque Convertible Concept “explores the potential of the first class premium SUV convertible in the world”. Land Rover will decide within six weeks whether to introduce this model into production.
After the public’s reaction it had at Geneva Motor Show 2012, we bet that Land Rover will start the production measures for Evoque Convertible right away. The British have done such experiments to design their future models before, and DC100 concept is the best example.
If the model will be approved for production, Land Rover will need two years to start producing the Range Rover Evoque Convertible into series version. Compared with the current Land Rover, specialists estimated they need about 75 kg (165 lbs) extra to strengthen the body. Currently, the British have a large number of orders for the Range Rover Evoque and don’t want to draw attention for a potential niche derivative.
Besides the Range Rover Evoque Convertible Concept, the British presented at their stand the Land Rover DC100 Concept, designed to predict the future Defender.
Range Rover Evoque Convertible Concept Video – Geneva Motor Show 2012 Live
Range Rover Evoque Convertible Concept via | Land Rover stand at Geneva Motor Show 2012