Land Rover has confirmed at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show that it will put the Range Rover Evoque Convertible into production.
The project was revealed in a video showing a prototype Evoque Convertible driving through London’s Crossrail tunnels – the first vehicle in the world to have done so.
Brilliantly, because the 26 miles of Crossrail tunnels are 40 metres below London, engineers could drive with the roof down ‘across London’ without fear of being scooped…
For now, Land Rover isn’t revealing any more details about the new Range Rover Evoque Convertible – but did confirm it will go on sale in 2016 alongside the current five-door and coupe Evoques.
Like those two variants, it will be built at the firm’s Halewood plant in Merseyside.
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.”
Land Rover will also show the 2016 model year Evoque facelift at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show: first press day is tomorrow (Tuesday 3 March).