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IT’S an Evoque. But not as we know it.

The new Range Rover Evoque convertible will be the most capable convertible in the world when it debuts in November after completing Land Rover’s punishing development and testing programme with flying colours.

Hot on the heels of last week’s London takeover, where six full-scale wire frame sculptures showcased the Evoque convertible’s elegant design at a series of iconic locations, Land Rover has released a film showcasing its all-terrain credentials.

The footage, released late yesterday, shows the world’s first luxury compact SUV convertible completing the final phase of testing at Land Rover’s legendary Eastnor Castle estate, in Herefordshire, UK. The film demonstrates how Land Rover’s engineers have rigorously tested the four-wheel drive Convertible to ensure it delivers customary all-terrain capability.

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’.”

Land Rover confirmed plans to launch a highly desirable convertible derivative of its multi award-winning Range Rover Evoque at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2015. The bold addition to the range has just completed its extensive development programme and continues Land Rover’s tradition for creating and leading new market segments.

Travelling the globe, Evoque Convertible has proved its capability and durability in a series of demanding tests before undergoing final sign-off at the famous Eastnor Castle Estate, where all Range Rovers have been put through their paces for the last 45 years.

Launching in November and making its public debut at the Los Angeles International Auto Show, Evoque Convertible will be on sale in Australia from Quarter 2, 2016. Pricing will be announced closer to launch.

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