Land Rover to unveil concept car

Land Rover is set to unveil its much-anticipated new concept convertible Evoque at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show.

Customers have already shown their approval for the recently-launched regular Evoque, with the firm's factory at Halewood being inundated with orders for the model.

Bosses at the car manufacturer are hoping to get a favourable response to the concept for the convertible model with a view to moving it to potential production.

The convertible concept, which is based on the Evoque coupe, retains seating for four people as well as the model's signature drop-down tailgate. The convertible, however, has done away with unsightly roll bars due to an automatic roll-over protection system.

One of Land Rover's most celebrated technologies, its Terrain Response System, allows the convertible to have the same off-road capability of the regular model. A new body colour which could be extended to regular Evoque models and unique 21-inch wheels are also included in the concept. Interested parties can expect to pay a four-figure premium on the regular models if the convertible is given the go-ahead.

Copyright Press Association 2012