2012 Range Rover Evoque

Land Rover is no stranger to the topless utility vehicles. In fact, it was one of the originators, and still offers the Defender as an open-air prospect. But that's a hard-core off-roader. The Evoque, in this and many other ways, charts new territory for the brand.

Rumor has it that the British purveyor of sport-utes is planning a convertible version of the Evoque that will more closely mirror the Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet and the rumored upcoming Audi Q5 cabrio. The drop-top version would in all likelihood be based on the three-door model as opposed to the five (like the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited), but aside from the roof configuration, it would likely mirror the hardtop model in every other way.

Could this be the Victoria Beckham special edition that's been touted? That would certainly kill any lingering prospect of men buying the convertible crossover. One way or another, we'll have to wait and see, and for that matter if the rumors will come to fruition at all. But if anyone has the cheek to pull it off, it's Land Rover.
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