Made from aluminium and painted in a spectrum of vibrant colours, the six wire frame 1:1 models hark back to the wire designs used during the launch of the first Evoque in 2011. They’re now occupying some of London’s most prestigious parking bays in Knightsbridge and Mayfair.
Over the coming weeks the wire models will journey around the world, building hype for the open top ‘baby Rangie’ as Land Rover prepares to reveal the finished vehicle in November 2015.
A soft-top version of the Range Rover Evoque has been on the cards since 2012 when a concept vehicle made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show, but the project then went surprisingly quiet before being confirmed at the Geneva Motor Show in March this year.
Land Rover is describing the Evoque the world’s first convertible luxury compact SUV. It’s sure to be a big hit with city types, but if we had one at LRO HQ we’d soon equip it with a bespoke roll cage, steel wheels. raised air intake, spotlights, all-terrain tyres, and find a desert to thrash it across… Now THAT would look the business.