Land Rover has officially confirmed the world’s first premium compact SUV convertible will go on sale in 2016 by releasing a unique underground testing film.
Forty meters below the streets of London, the first prototype of Land Rover’s new Range Rover Evoque Convertible was granted exclusive access to the 26-mile network of Crossrail tunnels for a development test. Engineers were allowed the opportunity to drive the disguised Evoque Convertible with its roof lowered in complete privacy.
The short film begins with the highly-capable convertible being lowered into the tunnel network by crane, before negotiating a range of obstacles through the 6.2 meter diameter tunnel.
Murray Dietsch, Director of Land Rover Programs said: “The tunnels are still under construction, so we had a unique opportunity to explore the vehicle’s all-terrain ability in unchartered territory.”
Land Rover debuted the updated 2016 version of the popular Evoque at this year’s Geneva International Motor Show, and once the convertible hits the streets we are quite sure that heads will be turning across the globe in awe of this truly magnificent machine.
Official specs for the convertible have yet to be revealed, but Land Rover confirmed that it will be built alongside the five-door and coupe Evoque models at its plant in Halewood.
If you aren’t the type who enjoys the wind flowing through your doo, then we invite you to visit Land Rover Austin to take a peek at our vast lineup of hard-top Evoques and other Land Rover vehicles.