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    Geneva Motor Show: Land Rover Announces Production of Range Rover Evoque Convertible

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      Land Rover announces it will build a drop-top version of its Range Rover Evoque SUV.


    It's official. Land Rover announced today that it will be sending the Range Rover Evoque Convertible into production next year.

    Along with the announcement, Land Rover released pictures and video of a camouflaged prototype driving in the 26-mile network of Crossrail tunnels currently being built in London. Why drive it in tunnels? According to the company, it allow them to drive the vehicle with the top down in complete privacy.

    "The tunnels are still under construction, so we had a unique opportunity to explore the vehicle's all-terrain ability in uncharted territory," said Murray Dietsch, Director of Land Rover Programs.

    More details about the convertible will be announced later this year.

    Source: Land Rover

    Press Release is on Page 2


    Range Rover Evoque Convertible Production Confirmed at 2015 Geneva Motor Show

    • Land Rover officially confirms new Range Rover Evoque Convertible at 2015 Geneva Motor Show
    • Range Rover Evoque Convertible to go on sale in 2016
    • Tested at Europe's largest construction project, a network of Crossrail tunnels
    • First prototype demonstrates Land Rover capability in underground surroundings

    (MAHWAH, NJ) - March 2, 2015 - Land Rover has confirmed production of the Range Rover Evoque Convertible, on sale in 2016, by releasing a unique underground testing film.

    One hundred and thirty-one feet below the streets of London, UK, the first prototype of the new Range Rover Evoque Convertible was granted exclusive access to the 26-mile (42km) network of Crossrail tunnels for a unique development test. Engineers were allowed the opportunity to drive the disguised Evoque Convertible with its roof lowered in complete privacy.

    The short film begins with the highly-capable convertible being lowered into the tunnel network by crane, before negotiating a range of obstacles through the 20 foot (6.2 meter) diameter tunnel.

    Murray Dietsch, Director of Land Rover Programs 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 announce further details about its exclusive new premium compact SUV Convertible later this year. It will be built alongside the Range Rover Evoque five-door and coupe at the Halewood Land Rover plant in the UK.

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