Land Rover to unveil Evoque convertible concept
London, February 27, 2012
Land Rover will unveil a Range Rover Evoque Convertible Concept at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show in March.
The Evoque Convertible Concept vehicle will explore the potential for the world's first premium convertible SUV, said a statement.
“This bold concept builds on the global success of the Evoque and continues Land Rover's tradition for creating and leading new market segments. The concept is being shown to gauge reaction and to assess the potential for what could be another white space product from the world's leading SUV brand,” it said..
The concept has been developed by Land Rover design director Gerry McGovern and his team. Commenting on the concept, McGovern said: "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 soft-top convertible concept is based on the Range Rover Evoque Coupe. It features a fully retractable premium roof system with a Roll Over Protection System (ROPS). The concept cleverly combines capability and versatility with a drop down tailgate and a comfortable four-seat package. The vehicle has been developed with Land Rover DNA at its heart, retaining key characteristics including a command driving position and all-terrain capability.
The Evoque Convertible Concept will be revealed at the Geneva show, to be held from March 8 to 18, as a design and engineering study. There are no production plans confirmed, the statement said. – TradeArabia News Service