Land Rover, the iconic British SUV manufacturer is known to manufacture some of the most rugged SUV world has ever seen. Evoque is one such vehicle that not only defines the best of off-roading, but also looks good. And to add flare to Evoque, Land Rover has officially confirmed that the world’s first premium compact SUV will get a Cabrio version.
To announce the launch of convertible Evoque, Land Rover produced a short film shot at the 26-mile long underground tunnel network. One can see the Evoque Cabrio being lowered down using a crane in the tunnels. Soon after, the Cabrio conquers all the obstacles made through the 6.2 metre diameter tunnel. This is the second time Evoque is subjected to subterranean adventure. First one being the famous Edge Hill Tunnel bored beneath Liverpool, which Evoque traversed with ease in 2011.
The Crossrail tunnels are located 40 metre below the streets of London, and the Range Rover Evoque was granted exclusive access for development test. The tunnel was chosen to hide the camouflaged test mule from the public so that Land Rover can test the SUV in complete privacy. 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.”
For now, Land Rover has released images and video of Evoque shot in the tunnel. More details will follow in the later half of the year. To be built alongside the five door version and the coupe Evoque at the Land Rover’s Halewood plant in the UK, the Cabrio will go on sale 2016.