Range Rover Evoque Convertible confirmed for 2016
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18th March, 2015
- Land Rover confirms a new Range Rover Evoque Convertible is due in 2016
- Premium compact SUV convertible is the first vehicle to have driven Crossrail tunnels below London
- First prototype demonstrates Land Rover capability in underground surroundings
Land Rover has confirmed the world’s first premium compact SUV convertible will go on sale in 2016 by releasing unique
underground test images.
Forty metres below the streets of London, England, the first prototype of Land Rover’s new Range Rover Evoque
Convertible was granted exclusive access to the 42 kilometre (26 miles) network of Crossrail tunnels for a development
test with a difference. Engineers were allowed the opportunity to drive the disguised Evoque Convertible with its roof
lowered in complete privacy.
The car negotiated a range of obstacles through the 6.2 metre diameter tunnel.
Murray Dietsch, Director of Land Rover Programmes said: “The tunnels are still under construction, so we had a
unique opportunity to explore the vehicle’s all-terrain ability in unchartered territory.”
The Range Rover Evoque is no stranger to subterranean adventure. At its launch in 2011 the five-door variant was
driven through Edge Hill Tunnel in Liverpool, the first tunnel in the world to be bored beneath a major city.
Land Rover will announce further details about its exclusive new premium compact SUV Convertible later this year. It
will be built alongside the five door and coupe Evoque at Land Rover’s Halewood plant in the UK and will be on sale in