Range Rover Evoque Convertible

Land Rover will reveal a shock Range Rover Evoque Convertible concept at the Geneva Motor Show 2012 next month - and if public reaction is positive, it could be given the go ahead for series production.

If Land Rover does give it the green light, the Range Rover Evoque Convertible could go on sale by 2014.

Land Rover is billing the new Range Rover Evoque Convertible as the world's first premium convertible SUV. If it does reach production, it will once again break new ground in the SUV sector and outsmart rivals: the chance to again be innovative with something genuinely different is thus why Land Rover is building the Range Rover Evoque Convertible.

The new machine looks radically different to the current Range Rover Evoque Coupe and five-door range, boasting a completely open cabin uncluttered by roll bars with the roof down (automatic pop-up safety bars provide protection during rollover incidents).

The exposed interior, combined with the high seating position of the Range Rover Evoque, will give a truly unique vantage point for occupants, and it is this added appeal that Land Rover hopes will appeal to buyers. It also makes the Range Rover Evoque even more distinctive-looking, particularly as Land Rover has cleverly integrated twin buttresses into the tonneau cover for the roof.

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