We saw the concept three years ago and now, say insiders, a Range Rover Evoque Convertible will go into production and debut in Q3 2015.

Unveiled at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, there’s since been strong interest in the US market, prompting LR to take it into production phase. Like the concept pictured here, the roof will be fabric rather than any fancy steel contraption that folds away – it works too, still managing to keep the Evoque’s sleek coupé-like lines. There will also be a Roll Over Protection System that will pop up when needed.

It’s likely the Convertible will coincide with a mid-cycle refresh to the range – the Evoque is nearly four years old already. The major change here is likely to see the current 2.2-litre diesel replaced by the new 2.0 Ingenium diesel found in its new Land Rover Discovery Sport sibling.