In preparation for the official debut of the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque convertible next month, Jaguar Land Rover commissioned their in-house design team to create special wireframe sculptures to preview the droptop crossover.
Based on the same concept as the wireframe sculptures used to preview the original Evoque crossover back in 2011, the design team created six individual wireframes, each in a different color. These full-size structures were placed around “prestigious” locations around the streets of London, including the famous Harrods store on Brompton road, Knightsbridge locations, and upscale Mayfair addresses.
Each Range Rover Evoque convertible sculpture is crafted in aluminum, with a host of full-scale details, including 3D wheels and a set of rear seats, just like the real car.
While these wire mock-ups remain stationary, the upcoming Range Rover Evoque convertible is very much a real car, and will make its public debut in November at the Los Angeles auto show. Range Rover confirmed the arrival of the chop-top mdoel at this year’s Geneva auto show, where we saw a video of the Convertible maneuvering tight spaces in an underground London train tunnel, including bursting through deep standing water. When the Evoque hits production, it will fill the gaping void left by the ill-fated Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet that parted ways with us in 2014, making the Evoque the only open-air SUV on the market alongside the Jeep Wrangler.
Under the hood, the Range Rover Evoque cabriolet will likely pack the same powertrain as the crossover. In the U.S., that means a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission.
Look for the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque convertible to break cover at the 2015 Los Angeles auto show.