• Jul 18th 2013 at 8:31AM
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The idea of a convertible SUVs remains attractive enough that manufacturers are still trying to figure out how to make it work - case in point, we recently heard that Range Rover continues to debate production of the Evoque convertible. On that note, the folks at Newport Convertible Engineering, lately of Acura TL convertible fame, have given us a look at what a 2013 Range Rover Autobiography looks like with its top removed.

Unlike the Evoque convertible concept, there's quite a bit of structure left above the shoulder line. It still looks like one of the nicest ways to see lions, tigers and bears from a safe distance, or take a tour of the Champs-Elysée or Tokyo's Ginza district.

For now, the issue with every topless SUV that isn't shaped like a box is what they look like with the top up, and the convertible Range doesn't escape the quandary unscathed; the only two that do escape are the Jeep Wrangler and Land Rover Defender, because they're shaped like boxes. As a second vehicle for your rain-free third home in Scottsdale or South Africa, however, it could be the thing.

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      dearest rat
      • 2 Years Ago
      With the top up, the rear 3/4 view makes it look like a hunchback Rabbit that's taking HGH
        • 2 Years Ago
        @dearest rat
        lol, it does. something about the shape of the top and car.
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      There are obviously a sufficient number of people in the world with atrocious taste in cars to keep this company in business...
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      That's atrocious.
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      This looks absolutely ridiculous with the top up or down. I pity the fool who spends 100K on a Range Rover and gives it to these jokers to eliminate structural integrity and any kind of sleekness the car has.
      • 2 Years Ago
      It has the shape of the Ridgeline.
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      Really? A large panoramic sunroof would give that open air feel without sacrificing structure and adding that ridiculously massive blindspot. This is just stupid.
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      Remember that Renault Espace that Top Gear converted into a convertible? Yeah, this looks like somebody gave Jezza a Rangey and asked him to perform the same... magic.
      Michele Ferrari
      • 2 Years Ago
      suzuki already figured out the convertible SUV ages ago http://image.trucktrend.com/f/41746513/Suzuki-X-90-side.jpg
      • 2 Years Ago
      ugly as the Popemobile.
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