Jaguar Land Rover confirmed plans to unveil the Range Rover Evoque Convertible, the production version of the Range Rover Evoque Convertible Concept, at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show in March. The production version will have its world premiere at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show next month. The so-claimed world’s first production luxury convertible crossover will be built at the company’s plant in Halewood, UK and be on sale in key markets from Spring 2016.
According to a report from Automotive News Europe, the convertible luxury crossover will see limited production. A company spokeswoman told the publication that only a “small run” of the vehicle will be built.
Like the rendering (featured image) depicts, the production version will be very similar in looks to the original concept but with the updates carried by the facelifed Range Rover Evoque that was unveiled at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show.
Engine and transmission options, like the Evoque, should include 2.0-litre petrol and diesel engines and 6-speed manual and 9-speed automatic respectively. Similarly, both front-wheel drive and four-wheel drive options are expected. All major features from the coupe/5-door version including full-LED adaptive headlamps and LED new daytime-running lights, slimline LED foglamps, front massage seats with 14-way electric adjustment, configurable ambient interior lighting, etc. should be carried over to the convertible version.
[Source: Automotive News Europe]