Land Rover has confirmed that a convertible version of its Range Rover Evoque Crossover will go into production, and is expected to reach showrooms in 2016.
The Evoque, which is the smallest model to wear the Range Rover badge, has proved to be a huge success for the Solihull brand since its introduction in 2011. Land Rover executives have long hinted at a cabriolet version, even showing a mock-up version in 2012, though this is the first time it has publicly been given the green light.
The new model will be built alongside the three and five-door models at Land Rover’s Halewood plant on Merseyside.
It is not yet known how the Evoque Convertible’s loss of torsional rigidity over the fixed-roof model will affect its off-road capabilities or dynamic ability on Tarmac.
Land Rover has released official images of the new car, as well as a video of the prototype model venturing through the new Crossrail tunnel system (as you do) currently being constructed underneath London, which you can check out below.