New convertible Range Rover Evoque revealed

Since its release in late 2011 the Range Rover Evoque has been awarded over 90 different international awards, including BBC Top Gear’s 2011 ‘Car of the Year’.

But its new four seat convertible concept is a new endeavour and plans to be the first premium convertible SUV from the luxury sub-brand.

The new concept echoes a near exact design to the original Evoque coupe design, but with the added feature of a convertible canvas roof.

The premium Evoque interior is also carried across to the convertible with luxury features like an eight-inch dual view touch screen and leather seats. 21″ Titan alloy wheels are also included on the concept car.

Land Rover has promised the same off-road capability as the three- and five-door Range Rover Evoque in the convertible version. Land Rover’s Terrain Response system adjusts suspension and steering to better cope with its surrounding terrain.

John Edwards, Land Rover global brand director said: “The Evoque Convertible Concept is a new twist to the Evoque story and explores the potential to further extend the nameplate’s appeal by giving existing customers more choice, whilst at the same time reaching out to a completely new customer base.”

Whether or not the Evoque convertible will go into production is still unknown, but there are rumours that it may be on sale in the UK by early 2013. Prices for the current Evoque coupe start from £27,995, Range Rover’s cheapest model.

The new Range Rover Evoque convertible will be premiered at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2012.

Land Rover vehicles are available from Perrys Halifax and Perrys Huddersfield dealerships.