Geneva: Land Rover to unveil surprise Evoque convertible

2012 Land Rover Evoque cabriolet conceptIn a bold change of direction Land Rover is set to unveil a concept convertible Evoque at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show.

The recently-launched Evoque has already been a hit with customers as the Halewood factory is struggling to meet demand, and judging by this latest offering the waiting list could grow still further.

Although only a concept it is designed to gauge public reaction with a view to potential production, and given that the Evoque has won fans with its style-conscious approach it seems highly likely that the response will be favourable.

The convertible concept is based on the Evoque coupe, and retains seating for four as well as the signature drop-down tailgate. An automatic roll-over protection system allows the convertible Evoque to have a clean waistline without unsightly roll bars, and Land Rover says it has all the same off-road capability of the regular car thanks to the clever Terrain Response system. The concept features unique 21-inch wheels and a new body colour which may become available on regular Evoque models.

A production version might not appear until the end of 2012, but expect to pay a four-figure premium over a regular coupe Evoque.

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