Land Rover releases Evoque Convertible video with a difference

Land Rover releases Evoque Convertible video with a difference

Land Rover has recently confirmed that it will be releasing the world's inaugural convertible premium compact SUV in its showrooms next year. The video demonstrating the appeal of the new Evoque was rather distinctive, as it was filmed deep underground.

The prototype of the Evoque Convertible was filmed 40 metres below the streets of London, where it was let loose on the 26 miles of Crossrail tunnels. Land Rover technicians were able to drive a heavily disguised vehicle, with its roof down, completely undisturbed.

The short film starts with the car being lowered into the labyrinth of tunnels for the test drive. The tunnels beneath London are just 6.2 metres in diameter and the car was put through its paces and negotiated several obstacles. Speaking about the video, Land Rover Programmes director Murray Dietsch said: "The tunnels are still under construction, so we had a unique opportunity to explore the vehicle's all-terrain ability in unchartered territory."

This is not the first time this model has been tested below ground. In 2011, when the SUV was launched, the five-door version was driven through Liverpool's Edge Hill Tunnel, which was the first in the world under a major city. Details of the exciting Land Rover Evoque Convertible will be released later in 2015. It will be constructed with the five-door and coupe variants at the company's plant at Halewood and go on sale sometime in 2016.