Well now, you can forget our previous story that suggested the Range Rover Evoque Convertible has been canned, as WhatCar? has now reported that the Geneva 2012 concept has been given the green light, and will indeed be built in 2014. From bitter grief to tears of joy. Thank you Land Rover!

Nothing’s set in stone just yet though, so maybe we should save our celebrations till an official confirmation is announced. If production is planned, it won’t be short on takers, that’s for sure. The Evoque has been flying off the showroom floors, with over 220,000 units sold in the first two years of production already.

The Evoque Convertible is based on the two-door Evoque Coupe, with a folding soft-top. It won’t look as good as the Coupe with the top up (the sloping roof and shallow rear pillars are integral to the Evoque’s design), but it’s sure to make heads turn when the fabric hood is nicely stowed behind the rear seats.

It would make a fine alternative to the likes of other style-led drop-tops such as the Audi TT Roadster and the upcoming BMW 4 Series Convertible, won’t you agree? Just no mentions of the Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet, please.