It’s not often I find myself daydreaming of rising to political prominence in a third-world banana republic somewhere; in fact, that’s never run through my mind. But after a few days of rolling around in a Lexus LX570 (aka the “Lexus Land Cruiser”), mindsets tend to change.
Apparently the folks at Land Rover thought the Nissan CrossCabriolet was such a good idea that they’d give themselves a go at chopping the top on an SUV with the new Range Rover Evoque Convertible Concept. While this is certainly less offensive than the CrossCabriolet (partially because the Evoque is infinitely better looking than the Murano in the first place), we can’t say that the idea of a convertible SUV appeals to any of our driving senses. Not only have you lost the utility, but there was very little sport in the first place with soft-roaders like the Evoque.
The Range Rover Evoque Convertible Concept makes its début at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show in March.
Full Range Rover Evoque Convertible Concept press release after the jump
Photos by Zerin Dube/Emily Price, Video by Matt Hardigree/Adrian Melendez
Here at Speed:Sport:Life, we have a nasty habit of coming up with answers to questions nobody had bothered to ask. Whether we’re autocrossing an Accord Crosstour or comparing a Ferrari to a Mustang, we inevitably find a way to alienate anyone with a lick of common sense.
This time however, we performed a comparison test that on the surface seems completely ludicrous. But a deeper look at this comparison reveals that this is the question that everyone buying these vehicles should be asking: How do $100k+ luxury hot-rod off-roaders actually perform, well, off-road?