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Land Rover to keep Evoque Cabrio production limited

Land Rover to keep Evoque Cabrio production limited

Snapshot: The Range Rover Evoque to have a “small run” production output.

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Tata Motors-owned Land Rover will attempt to be profitable in the crossover cabriolet niche market with an open-top version of the Evoque programmed to go on sale next year. Now we have learned from the automaker they plan only a “small run” of production cars as they want to keep the Evoque Cabrio exclusive, as it should for a model being described as the “world's first luxury compact SUV convertible”.

We don’t know the exact number of units programmed to hit the assembly line, but more info regarding this subject should be disclosed next month when the model will make its official premiere in production trim at the Los Angeles Auto Show, more than three years after the original concept was shown in Geneva back in 2012.

Undoubtedly, it will be a lot more expensive than the regular three-door Evoque upon which the open-top version will be based. Instead of the fixed metal roof it will come with an electrically retractable soft top while the body’s shape will remain just about the same, albeit with some changes in the back as Land Rover had to redesign the trunk’s shape to accommodate the fabric roof when it’s down.

Company officials have announced the Evoque Cabrio is going to be sold in most of the markets where the regular model is available, so it will be available in United States, Europe and China. “The convertible for all seasons” will be manufactured in United Kingdom at Land Rover’s factory in Halewood and the first deliveries are slated for next spring, just in time for when the weather is warm enough to drive with the top down.

It will use the same engines and gearboxes as the facelifted Evoque and will be offered with a four-wheel drive system which has likely gone through some changes to better suit the roofless model, although it’s unlikely the owners will ever take it off-road.

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