Despite a report earlier this year stating that a production version of the Range Rover Evoque Convertible was shot down, there have been signs suggesting otherwise recently. Last week, we heard that the fate of this two-door, drop-top SUV could be decided upon soon, but WhatCar? says that the decision has already been made.

Quoting an insider, the article states that the Evoque Convertible has been given a green light for production with the first units being built next year. WhatCar? also says that no structural modifications are necessary for the removal of the roof, which could lessen the development time and cost of the vehicle.

As there are really no luxury SUV convertibles with which to compete against, Land Rover seems to be expecting the Evoque Convertible to rival convertibles such as the Audi TT and BMW 4 Series. We're a bit dubious, but time will tell.


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      KAG
      • 1 Year Ago
      Going to be a big seller
      The Wasp
      • 1 Year Ago
      If this is a success, BMW will roll out an X3 convertible, a 3 Series GT convertible, maybe a 4 series Gran"Coupe" convertible [why not?]...
      waetherman
      • 1 Year Ago
      I don't think this looks anywhere near as bad as the Murano, so I don't really get why people are comparing them. Sure, the "balance" of the car would probably be helped with a rollbar to give it more of an SUV feel, but honestly if it's not needed, they shouldn't bother. Of course the real test will be what it looks like with the top up, but if they can get close to the profile of the coupe, I'd drive it.
      flammablewater
      • 1 Year Ago
      I can picture it now. A Chihuahua in a hand bag in the passenger seat, and paint marks from a nearby parked car on the front bumper.
      George
      • 1 Year Ago
      It was quite a surprise when JLR announced the project was axed, but it now appears it was just a smoke screen. The Evoque was definitely designed for the cabriolet version, hence it doesn't even require structural reinforcement. This model is a quite a looker, it will appeal to someone that wants a real nice cabriolet for the summer. Also will attract some off-road enthusiasts. With the new 9 speed ZF tranny with the ultra low first gear it will be fully capable off-road.
      • 1 Year Ago
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      bookemd
      • 1 Year Ago
      I think this looks 10 times better than the murano debacle. The proportions are perfect to cut the roof off for an SUV design. I would personally never be in the market for one, but would admire the design from afar on the road.
      Floridian
      • 1 Year Ago
      Nice! Will be popular with girls here in South Florida and California. I like this thing, and I'm not a girl.
      RobbieP
      • 1 Year Ago
      For people that are stupid enough to consider a Murano convertible but have more money ... once again there's no such thing as an SUV convertible!!! So dumb!
      bleexeo
      • 1 Year Ago
      And with that, Range Rover just jumped the shark.
        • 1 Year Ago
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      tornado542
      • 1 Year Ago
      this is going to be a hit. The reason that the Nissan Version was a fail was because rich people dont want Nissans no matter how nice. This will sell thousands based on the range rover name alone
      Ducman69
      • 1 Year Ago
      Watch some straight guy that doesn't know any better buy one of these for himself! xD
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