We know that the Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet is not the sexiest convertible crossover on the market (as it received the title as the Most Disliked Car of 2011) and didn’t see impressive sales but it appears that this didn’t discourage Land Rover as the British manufacturer revealed the Range Rover Evoque Convertible Concept.
According to the manufacturer, this concept wants to explore the potential for the world's first premium convertible SUV and Land Rover needs to receive some positive feedback in order to thinks about a production version. As expected, the new concept is based on the Range Rover Evoque Coupe and features a fully retractable premium roof system with a Roll Over Protection System [ROPS].
Moreover, the concept combines the capability and versatility with a drop down tailgate and a comfortable four seat package. Because it is a convertible, the concept’s body needed to be rigid, but according to Land Rover the body style has been achieved with minimal changes to weight and torsional rigidity. Still, we are very curious to see the soft top on. Regarding the design.
We can’t tell you much as the Range Rover Evoque Convertible Concept looks just like the coupe version. Still, it features unique 21-inch Titan silver wheels and is finished in a new metallic Causeway Grey paint.
Moreover, the Range Rover Evoque Convertible Concept features all the technologies available on the coupe such as 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.
Land Rover’s all-new Range Rover Evoque directly took inspiration from the LRX concept vehicle, which drew worldwide recognition for its exciting and fresh interpretation of the classic Range Rover design. Smart design, combined with meticulous engineering, has helped turn the LRX concept car’s spirit into reality, without compromising Range Rover’s core values of refined performance, all-terrain capability, and interior luxury.
Gerry McGovern, design director at Land Rover, said that the Evoque represents a bold evolution of the Range Rover design through new interpretations of the Range Rover’s classic design cues as well as by “staying true to the brand’s core values."
With a dramatic rising beltline, a unique taper to its floating roofline, and a muscular shoulder that runs the car’s length, the Evoque adopts a truly dynamic profile paired with a sporty and powerful stance.
Moreover, pushing out each of the wheels to the corners contributes to the car’s purposeful stance. Its wheel arches are wide, but are softly integrated into its body, while its meticulously sculpted corners dramatically lessen its visual overhangs at the front and rear.
Aside from its dramatic exterior, the Evoque also provides you with impeccably crafted luxury cabin, which incorporates premium quality materials and an elegant design.
The Evoque, which belongs to the compact SUV segment, allows you to specify a cabin that’s lavishly appointed with soft, premium leather and wonderfully tailored, twin-needle stitching, which gives every surface of the instrument panel, the seats, and the door panels a luxurious feel.