Land Rover tests the Evoque Convertible off-road

Land Rover tests the Evoque Convertible off-road

Ahead of its Los Angeles debut, the Range Rover Evoque has been spotted being put through its paces. The car, which is still camouflaged, has been subjected to a series of off-road testing in preparation for its launch.

British luxury car manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is promoting the Evoque as the world's number one convertible. To make sure the car is worthy of this title, there have been some strenuous development programs and on- and off-road testing. This new series of tests has seen the Evoque Convertible travelling through rivers and mud and surrounded by clouds of dust, which could clog up the engine of a lesser vehicle.

There is an array of high-tech gadgetry to help the driver, who is cocooned in his luxurious cabin. All-terrain help is at hand, with features such as 4WD, Terrain Response and Hill Descent. Dealing with water is not a problem for this vehicle, which has a wading capability of 19.7 inches and is backed up by a system that informs the driver about water depth.

The chief vehicle integrity engineer at Land Rover, Mike Cross, said: "Land Rover prides itself on being a class leader when it comes to all-terrain capability and the Evoque Convertible is no different. Thanks to a combination of innovative engineering and the application of advanced technologies, Evoque Convertible will deliver a dynamic and assured SUV experience that has been tested around the world. We call it 'The Convertible for All Seasons'."

The car will be revealed in November at the LA Auto Show and is expected to appear in the showrooms in spring 2016.