Ultimately, the success of the regular Evoque three- and five-door variants persuaded Land Rover to do so, as we now have spy shots of a prototype for the production version. It confirms that Land Rover is keeping the two-door, 2+2 seating layout of the concept.
Like on the concept, the production Evoque Convertible features a folding soft-top roof. This should fold away into a storage compartment behind the rear seats, although this means that there will be very little storage room with the top down. One new element not seen on the concept is a small wing spoiler at the rear.
Range Rover Evoque convertible concept.Enlarge Photo
Like all Evoques, drive in the Evoque Convertible will be either to the front wheels or all four via a nine-speed automatic introduced for 2014. Other markets will have a six-speed manual on offer as well.
Land Rover recently started a teaser campaign for the vehicle and confirmed that sales will commence next year. Note, there are even more Evoque variants thought to be in the works. Possibilities include a long-wheelbase model and a performance variant.