After its debut at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show in the concept form, the Range Rover Evoque convertible has been taken to different locations for testing including the Nurburgring. Now, Land Rover has displayed the car's off-roading capabilities in a new video.
This camouflaged pre-production version of the new Range Rover convertible was taken for testing at the off-road track in Solihull, UK. It comes equipped with all the features that were showcased in the concept car. There is something else that also draws our attention, the soft-top roof with a glass rear screen tucked under a plastic cover located behind the rear seats. You will be able to see this on the production version as well.
This convertible car comes equipped with the Terrain Response System like all new Land Rover cars. The technology senses the type of terrain and prepares the car’s behaviour accordingly. Then there is the All Terrain Progress Control that helps the driver maintain a steady speed while off-roading. The SUV also features hill descent control and a water wading capacity of 500 mm.
Mike Cross, Land Rover Chief Engineer, Vehicle Integrity, said, “Land Rover prides itself on being a class leader when it comes to all-terrain capability and the Evoque Convertible is no different. Thanks to a combination of innovative engineering and the application of advanced technologies, Evoque Convertible will deliver a dynamic and assured SUV experience that has been tested around the world. We call it ‘The Convertible for all Seasons’.”
The Range Rover Evoque Convertible is still under wraps and will be unveiled fully at the Los Angeles International Show in November this year. It is expected to go on sale in the UK in early 2016 and will then also be pegged as the most capable luxurious convertible in the world.