Ignoring the lessons learned from the Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet, it appears Land Rover may be about to greenlight production of the Range Rover Evoque Convertible. At least, that's what Australian website Car Advice is saying.

The topic came up at a Land Rover executive meeting for the Asia Pacific region, with brand director John Edwards supporting the idea.

Really, it's not hard to see the dollar signs in Land Rover's eyes. The Evoque has been a runaway success for the Anglo-Indian brand, and is largely responsible for it cresting 300,000 units sold in 2012. But this piece also flies in the face of previous reports, arguing against a production Evoque Convertible due to a lack of public demand.

As popular as an Evoque Convertible would be with the Real Housewives set, all the scuttlebutt has been against a production for the droptop Land Rover, going back to its debut at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. With the 2013-2014 auto show season on the horizon, though, we can expect a definitive answer soon.


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      Doug Danzeisen Sr
      • 1 Year Ago
      I am always up for a convertible, always. This looks so much better than the Nissan Murano its not even funny. Actually looks darn nice. Build it an they will come.
      Drakkon
      • 1 Year Ago
      Trophy wives! Write your local RR dealer right away. Actually, while I mock the potential drivers, I think the product is damned cool. Besides. It gives the rest of us a better look. Everyone wins!
      David
      • 1 Year Ago
      A topless SUV. Who would ever have thought it? Kaiser Motors Jeepster? International Scout? Ford Bronco? Chevrolet Blazer? Plymouth?, Dodge? AMC Jeep Commando? No it's never been done before.
      Felipe Politano
      • 1 Year Ago
      Truth is: like it or not (and I don't) this thing would sell like hot cakes. It's not as ugly as the Murano, and it already has a "crossover coupe" version, so people won't be outraged by a convertible.
      caliperson18
      • 1 Year Ago
      As a person who loves convertibles (currently own a 350z roadster) I think it looks great..with the top down..top up I am sure it will look like a mess and far too much of a niche vehicle to really make any financial sense. AB had a story about decreasing convertible sales just a few days ago and even the well loved Miata nets less than 2,300 sales Perhaps they want to pitch this as a halo car with all the bells and whistles?
        • 1 Year Ago
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      jonnybimmer
      • 1 Year Ago
      Honestly, I can see people buying this. It's certainly better looking that Nissan's offering and if someone said they wanted a open top vehicle that rode high like a SUV or CUV and could be used daily, this isn't the worst vehicle that you could choose. Personally speaking though, if I wanted a soft top LR, the Defender is the only option I'd consider.
      JayhawkOne
      • 1 Year Ago
      Destroy it with fire
      JayhawkOne
      • 1 Year Ago
      Destroy it with fire
      Scott Cole
      • 1 Year Ago
      Three words: Rich Chick Mobile
      jmi2
      • 1 Year Ago
      though i thought the Nissan Murano Cabriolet was a weird idea, i was surprised when i finally saw one up close at how intriguing it really was. i still thought it was a weird idea, and so is an Evoque convertible. it looks like a box with the top 1/3 cut off. at least the Cabriolet had some curves & depth....
      thenewrick
      • 1 Year Ago
      I think it looks awesome; me wants!
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