Land Rover launched the Evoque late last year and has ticked up the sales numbers globally with 50,000 bookings , have unveiled a convertible concept that will be showcased at the Geneva Motor Show next month. This product will be the first of its kind that will open up a new segment in the automobile sector being the world’s first premium convertible SUV.
The concept is unveiled just to see how the public reacts to such a product like Land Rover did to assess the response to the DC100 concepts, the next Defender. And of course, if the response is positive, the Evoque’s top will be chopped off in the Land Rover’s Halewood plant heading to production in two years time.
The Evoque convertible’s techs are still skeptical as the company has not revealed anything on that department yet but the engineers said about 75kgs of strengthening is required when compared to the hard -top.
The evoque convertible- soft-top, four-seat convertible will sport a fully retractable roof system with a roll-over protection system. The Evoque’sside profile remains the same without any changes and the new convertible body style has been achieved with minimal changes to weight and torsional rigidity. The hood is housed in a tapered finisher with the roof mechanism stowed below the belt-line.