Range Rover Evoque Convertible Caught Testing In Crossrail Test Track

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The Evoque by Range Rover is one of their most popular vehicles in recent times. This SUV attracts both new and existing buyers in several markets around the world. Land Rover has now confirmed that it is developing a convertible version of Range Rover Evoque.

The Range Rover Evoque convertible will be offered to customers in 2016. This vehicle will be the very first convertible SUV available in the market. Several individuals have caught this vehicle testing, however, we have a video of it being tested in the Crossrail Tunnel.

Crossrail Tunnel is Europe's largest engineering project. It is being built 40 metres below the streets of London city. These tunnels are spread across a network of 42 kilometres. Range Rover Evoque convertible is being put to test in these tunnels, so that it could be tested in absolute privacy.

Range Rover products are meant to go anywhere and conquer any obstacle. Crossrail Tunnel gives the British based manufacturer an opportunity to test its new convertible SUV in tough conditions. This, however, would be the first and perhaps, last time a vehicle will be ever tested in these tunnels.

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

The Range Rover Evoque convertible will be offered in a single petrol and two diesel engine options:

  • Range Rover will offer its Si4 AWD, 1999cc petrol engine. It will produce 236.62 horsepower, along with 340 Nm of peak torque. The engine will be mated to a ZF 9-speed automatic transmission
  • The Evoque convertible gets a TD4 AWD, 1998cc diesel mill. It will generate 177.46 horsepower, along with 430 Nm of peak torque. Customers will have the option between 6-speed manual or ZF 9-speed automatic transmission
  • A TD4 2WD 1998cc diesel engine will also be offered. This mill will generate 147.88 horsepower, along with 380 Nm of peak torque. It will be offered with only a 6-speed manual transmission

Video: Range Rover Evoque Convertible Caught Testing In Crossrail Test Track!

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Story first published: Monday, March 9, 2015, 11:06 [IST]
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