Range Rover Evoque Convertible Spied
Land Rover’s idea for a droptop Range Rover Evoque has had a long gestation period. First shown in Geneva in 2012 as a concept that looked suspiciously road-ready, the project was apparently given the green-light in the summer of 2013, though we haven’t heard anything about it since. Now, Autocarseems to have snapped a spy photo of a camo-clad ragtop Evoque in testing. If you’ve been dying for a cute-ute crossover that’ll mess up your hair, your wait may be nearly over.
The cabrio Evoque would be based on the two-door variant, and it would likely be introduced around the same time as a mechanical midcycle refresh that would bring Jaguar Land Rover’s new Ingenium four-cylinder engine, according to Autocar‘s reading of the tea leaves. The British outlet predicts that the droptop could hit dealerships in less than 12 months.
Perhaps conveniently, that means the alleged Evoquiolet would never overlap with its most logical competitor, the Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet. That pavement-oriented, two-door, droptop crossover ended with the 2014 model year, and so far as we’re aware, it won’t be repeated with thenew-for-2015 Murano redesign.