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Range Rover Evoque hard-wired to blow its top

  • Wireframe models for luxury compact SUV convertible
  • Full-size frames bob up in city
  • They’re teasers for the November ’15 ‘reveal’

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LES STEPHENSON

England took a major knock last night (Oct 3) when the Aussies knocked its team out of the 2015 rugby World Cup but London pride might still hold up with some special statues now standing in the nobs’ end of London.

A computer-aided design team at Land Rover – an automaker of which the Pommies can be pretty proud – has produced a life-sized collection of wire-frame ‘sculptures’ of the November-due Range Rover Evoque convertible (no, not a typo!) and set it up in the poshest parts of the English capital.

The Corner wonders if they took guidance from the wire-model artists of South Africa’s inner cities…?

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The photographs of the statues in this article were taken in Knightsbridge and Mayfair, hangouts of the seriously rich-and-famous where a Lamborghini might well be used by the au pair to take madame’s kids to school.

Some were shot outside the world-famous Harrods department store, er, the images, not the children.

Video: Watch the Evoque Convertible take to the bush

The Land Rover design crew used “advanced computer modelling” to accurately outline the shape of the forthcoming topless Evoque then reproduced the wireframes in aluminium and polished them off in vibrant colours.

Surprisingly, the concept of 1:1 ‘wireframe’ models is not new. Land Rover reminded that such were used by Benedict Radcliffe to herald the original Evoque designed back in 2011.

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The six 2015 items, Land Rover says, include 3D wheels and a full set of seats Each will in November 2015 begin a global tour to publicise the new Evoque.

Gerry McGovern, Land Rover’s design director, told the Corner through a media release: “The Range Rover Evoque Convertible is perfectly suited for the urban surroundings of a city so London was the perfect place to showcase the world’s first luxury compact SUV convertible.

“The locations chosen,” he added, “reflect the refined and luxurious lifestyle of an Evoque Convertible buyer – two attributes this vehicle will deliver plentifully.” – Information from Newspress

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