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Drop-top Rangey Evoque cabrio spotted

2015-02-11 13:19

Land Rover will make surprising addition to its Range Rover Evoque line-up – a convertible 4x4. It seems the cabriolet concept shown at the 2012 Geneva auto show will become a reality later in 2015.

Our spyguys captured the new Range Rover Evoque convertible being tested and their images reveal that the car will use a powered fabric roof and retain styling from the concept.

HEADED FOR GOODWOOD

There’s a nod towards the full-size Range Rover Sport in its drop-down tailgate and its top folds away beneath a flush-fitting cover. The production version could debut at the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed in southern England in June, reports Automedia.

IMAGE GALLERY: 2015 Range Rover Evoque convertible

Despite its foldable top, Land Rover maintains its convertible Evoque's body is rigid enough for serious off-roading.

Land Rover has developed its own rollover protection system that, the automaker says, won’t pop up in error in extreme off-roading - we presume they mean when one more wheels leave the ground.

With the Evoque approaching its fourth birthday in 2015 it’s likely a minor refresh of the range could coincide with the launch of the convertible. Expect the current 2.2-litre diesel to be replaced by the new two-litre Ingenium diesel as it will be in the Evoque’s sister car, the new SA-bound Land Rover Discovery Sport which comes off the same production line.

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Comments
  • Tshenolo Letlhatlhe - 2015-02-11 15:28

    UGLY!!!!

      Myrti Viridis - 2015-02-11 21:20

      You do look a bit fishy Tshenolo, but you are not as ugly as you think.

  • Myrti Viridis - 2015-02-11 21:18

    Good news that they will use the super-efficient Ingenium diesel engines. So much better than the gas-guzzling Toyotas so loved by Saffas.

  • Bertram Broberg - 2015-02-12 09:22

    Looks Like a bloated Golf3 Cabrio on high heels. Not nice, but will probably sell like hot cakes...

  • Lungelo WaseMlazi - 2015-02-12 13:07

    If think this car is ugly just watch numbers of them here in RSA - Durban to be exact. I like 10ks away from work I average 3 every day. This will sell in droves. I just wished they still make the Real RR in 2 door that was awesome

  • Lungelo WaseMlazi - 2015-02-12 13:11

    If think this car is ugly just watch numbers of them here in RSA - Durban to be exact. I like 10ks away from work I average 3 every day. This will sell in droves. I just wished they still make the Real RR in 2 door that was awesome

  • Andrew Grieveson - 2015-02-12 13:17

    All this technology and the Warranty is still only 100 000 KM . No faith in their own vehicles . Same warranty as the VW POLO !

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