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Land Rover confirms Evoque SUV convertible for production

New Evoque due for sale in 2016

Land Rover has confirmed that it will put a convertible version of its hugely successful Evoque SUV into production. The drop-top model will build on the popularity of the existing five-door and three-door fixed-roof models, which have found 400,000 homes since 2011.

The company first showed off a concept version in 2012, but on the eve of this year’s Geneva Motor Show, Land Rover Design Director Gerry McGovern announced that it will be built.

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The Evoque Convertible, due to go on sale in 2016, will be the first cabriolet in the premium SUV market. As McGovern admits, it will be ‘an image vehicle – but one with substance, too.’ It will be built on the current Evoque production line in Halewood, UK.

Land Rover has released a video of a camouflaged Evoque Convertible apparently being tested beneath the streets of London in the Crossrail tunnels.

Further details will be revealed later this year.

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