Land Rover, it seems, is going niche-hunting. The well-received Range Rover Evoque, winner of the AROnline Reader car of the year, has lifted its lid for the Geneva show – and you can guarantee that this ‘concept’ will be leading to a production version very soon. Built very much to test the public’s reaction to the idea of a drop-top sporting SUV, the chunky soft-roader is bound to cause plenty of conversation.
The plan is that if the Range Rover Evoque Convertible is given the go-ahead, it will go into production in two years’ time, and will be available with the same engine and transmission options as the three- and five-door versions. Land Rover Design Director, Gerry McGovern and his team. 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.’
We’ll bring detailed reaction from Geneva.