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Geneva 2012 Preview: Range Rover Evoque Convertible Concept

Geneva 2012 Preview: Range Rover Evoque Convertible Concept image

Text: / Photos: | posted March 01, 2012 18:20

Drop top SUV

 

Land Rover will unveil a Range Rover Evoque Convertible Concept at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. The Evoque Convertible Concept vehicle will explore the potential for the world's first premium convertible SUV.

This bold concept builds on the global success of the Evoque and continues Land Rover's tradition for creating and leading new market segments. The concept, designed by Gerry McGovern (Land Rover's Design Director), is being shown to gauge reaction and to assess the potential for what could be another white space product from the world's leading SUV brand.

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"The Evoque lends itself beautifully to the idea of a convertible,” comments McGovern. “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."

The soft-top convertible concept is based on the Range Rover Evoque Coupe. It features a fully retractable premium roof system with a Roll Over Protection System [ROPS]. The concept combines capability and versatility with a drop down tailgate and a comfortable four seat package. The vehicle has been developed with Land Rover DNA at its heart, retaining key characteristics including a command driving position and all-terrain capability.

Inside, the concept is packed with Evoque's award winning technology including Terrain Response, surround cameras, Park Assist and class leading infotainment featuring an 8-inch dual view touch screen and a sound system from British audio experts, Meridian. The Evoque Convertible Concept features unique 21-inch Titan silver wheels and is finished in a new metallic Causeway Grey paint. The interior is in Lunar and Ivory with leather seats featuring sporty perforated panels and Ivory contrast stitching.

The Evoque Convertible Concept will be revealed at Geneva as a design and engineering study. There are no confirmed production plans.