Rumors have been flying back and forth that there will be a Range Rover Evoque convertible pretty much since its birth. The latest murmurings are that Land Rover has finally given the Evoque the green light to take its top off. Is it true?
Some automotive blogs are stating that a source from Land Rover stated that the Evoque convertible has the green light and will be built. We must wait for official word for this interesting turn-about.
The Range Rover Evoque convertible concept first appeared at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. While it certainly sounds a bit bizarre, as you can see from the photos, it is not actually too terrible. I cannot decide if I am into it or if it is off-putting, though I would like the opportunity to take it for a spin to see if it grows on me.
Should they opt to take the Evoque convertible to production, it would go head-to-head with the likes of the Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet. Note that there is already a specialty aftermarket company, Newport Convertible Engineering, offering to remove the top from Land Rover products (and possibly others). The Evoque drop-top would be based on its lavish sibling, of course, and likely boast 2-3 doors along with a retractable hardtop.
The powertrain for the Range Rover Evoque convertibles would likely remain the same, with petrol and diesel offerings along with 2 and 4 wheel drive. If the rumors are true we will not be in anticipation long, as the run is said to begin sometime this year.