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Range Rover Convertible Concept

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On: Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 12:45PM | By: Chris Weiss

Range Rover Convertible Concept

It looks like we officially have a thing. And not a good thing. The Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet appears to have opened a door, a door that leads to a dark, fearsome place. Land Rover is launching a convertible concept based on its Evoque small crossover. It doesn't look to be guaranteed production just yet, but the automaker is clearly considering it.

The Evoque Convertible Concept will debut at the Geneva Motor Show where Land Rover will gauge public opinion. If that opinion proves positive, it will consider building the model.

"The Evoque lends itself beautifully to the idea of a convertible", said Gerry McGovern, Land Rover Design Director. "This study is not a traditional convertible design execution - instead we have worked with the balance of the Evoque's lines to retain its distinctive shape and create something that is unique and, we believe, highly desirable."

We adamantly disagree with "lends itself beautifully" and "highly desirable." The Evoque Convertible looks even squarer and stouter than the Murano CrossCab. Nothing about its looks is particularly desirable, but if the idea of a capable, open-top luxury SUV appeals to you (and enough others to make a business case), then maybe there's something to it.

Based on the Evoque Coupe, the Range Rover Evoque Convertible Concept employs a Roll Over Protection System (ROPS). It seats four and includes a tailgate in back. Inside, it has Terrain Response, surround cameras, an 8-inch touchscreen and a Meridian sound system. The Lunar and Ivory interior includes leather seats with Ivory contrast stitching. The crossover rides on unique 21-inch Titan silver wheels and is finished in metallic Causeway Grey paint.

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NEWZPHLASH | 8:58AM (Mon, Mar 5, 2012)

Crossover convertibles? Really, I think the PT Cruiser started this trend of bigger cars into convertibles. Yes the THING was around a long time ago. Not my favorite LandRover at all

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