An open-top Range Rover Evoque will be revealed at the Geneva Motor Show next month as a concept which could become the world’s first premium convertible SUV.
The new take on the top selling Evoque – built at Land Rover’s Halewood factory on Merseyside – is a four-seat luxury car with a drop down tailgate creating a completely exposed interior.
Already the Evoque has become Land Rover’s hottest property picking up more than 90 international auto awards since its launch in the middle of last year.
Gerry McGovern, Land Rover design director, 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."
Based on the three-door Evoque Coupe, the convertible is a soft top which Land Rover says is rigid enough to make it as capable off-road as the hard top model.
With additional roll over protection for occupants, the concept is fitted with the company’s electronic Terrain Response drive system and includes an eight-inch dual view touch screen with a sound system from British audio specialists, Meridian.
The concept sits on 21-inch Titan silver wheels and is finished in a new metallic Causeway Grey paint.
The interior is in Lunar and Ivory with leather seats featuring sporty perforated panels and Ivory contrast stitching.