Range Rover Evoque Drop Top!


News came last week that Land Rover will unveil a Range Rover Evoque Convertible Concept at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show.

According to Land Rover, the concept is being shown as a design study only, to gauge reaction and to assess the potential for a neglected sector for the company.

Design Director Gerry McGovern told press that “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.”

The concept features a fully retractable roof system with a Roll Over Protection System- and it retains the dramatic rising waist line and distinctive shape. The hood is housed in a neat tapered finisher with the roof mechanism stowed below the belt-line.

Though this is a real premium product – the mini Range Rover having been pretty much an instant success all over the world – it reminds us of the stripped down, roots and culture funmobile the Bronco (pictured below).

With the Evoque hard-top’s near ubiquity in certain beach cities on the California coast you can see how opening the folk inside to the heavens might make perfect sense – if not at the fag-end of an English February!


4 Responses to “Range Rover Evoque Drop Top!”

  1. vipertruck99

    starting to see evoques on the road,what vacuous reality show wannabes they all seem to be piloted by.the next time you see one stopped in traffic,look closely the owner will be looking around them,trying to see who is looking at them.can only imagine the ragtop will be worse……i believe on the options list you can get a mirrored windscreen so they can look at themselves.the reversing cameras are also in reverse (the camera is on the dashboard and the screen is on the back bumper so people can see the driver.

  2. Andy Cole

    It had to happen -The Evoque Drop Top – the first car to make the Chrysler PT Cruiser Convertible look elegant!

  3. vipertruck99

    thanks for the like,glad i am not the only one to see this,my eternal respects will go to the first person to snap one (hard or soft top) with either a chrome,pink or louis vuitton print vinyl wrap