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New Range Rover Evoque Convertible

Does the Range Rover Evoque Convertible resemble a hiking boot?

By Stephen Turvil
Mar 14, 2012
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Does the Range Rover Evoque Convertible resemble a hiking boot? It is hard to be sure - but, like off-road footwear, some production versions of this concept car would be capable of mastering extremely tough terrain. But first things first. Range Rover is testing the water to see if the public likes its convertible. If popular, this open-top fashion statement could be racing through mountains within two years. If not, it will be dumped like a bent hiking pole.

Land Rover Design Director, Gerry McGovern, commented: "The Evoque lends itself beautifully to the idea of a convertible. 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."

So, what have we got? The Evoque Convertible has smooth flowing lines, particularly when the electric roof is open. Production versions would, probably, be available with two engines – a 2.2-litre diesel with outputs of 150 and 190bhp, and a 240bhp petrol. Let us ignore the fact that some models might only have two-wheel-drive. However, on the plus side it should share its hard-top siblings excellent on-road handling, high equipment specification, and striking image. In fact, it would be one of the most fashionable cars on the planet. It might look like a boot, but we need footwear. Come on Range Rover - build it.

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By Stephen Turvil
Mar 14, 2012