Evoque Convertible tested underground

Evoque Convertible tested underground

The new Range Rover Evoque Convertible has been put through its paces deep under the streets of capital.

Jaguar Land Rover's new premium compact SUV - still something of a closely-g uarded secret in motoring circles - negotiated a series of obstacles in the soon-to-be active tunnels of London's Crossrail scheme.

It really was uncharted territory for the much-anticipated 4x4, and as far as it could possibly get from the beaten track.

The Range Rover Evoque Convertible will certainly mix things up when it joins the soft-top club in 2016. Not much is known about the newcomer yet, with Land Rover remaining tight-lipped on details.

The British automaker is expected to finally lift the lid on its curious addition in the coming months.

It is to be built alongside the regular five-door and coupe Evoque at Jaguar Land Rover's Halewood plant in Merseyside. Drivers will be able to get their hands on it at some point next year, so it's a case of watch this space.

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