A convertible, premium SUV… we’re not so sure about this however, we do think it will sell like hot cakes to those who love boulevard cruising. So we reckon that Land Rover has done its homework on the matter and obviously sees a niche market with a need for a premium convertible SUV.
Back to the development test
Land Rover engineers were allowed the opportunity to drive the disguised Evoque convertible with its roof lowered in complete privacy.
The short film, which can be seen below, begins with the highly capable convertible being lowered into the tunnel network by crane, before negotiating 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, UK – 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 coupé Evoque at Land Rover’s Halewood plant in the UK and will be on sale in 2016.