An insider from BMW says the carmaker is intrigued by the prospect of creating a Range Rover Evoque Convertible rival based around the upcoming X2 compact SUV.
Australian publication Motoring reports that future model planning staff within BMW are closely watching demand for the Evoque Convertible to see if it is worth producing an X2 Convertible. If it gets green lit, it would be the first droptop X model.
In September, it was reported that since sales of the Evoque Convertible started, over 1,200 examples were sold worldwide. Clearly then, the market for a premium, convertible SUV isn’t huge, but it doesn’t necessarily need to be for BMW executives to be tempted.
Underpinning the fixed-roof X2 will be the same platform as the X1 and beyond strengthening the chassis and chopping off the roof, the X2 Convertible would essentially be identical to its sibling.