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Mike Stevens | Mar, 03 2015 | 5 Comments

Why should a strictly SUV-only brand go without a convertible option in its line-up?

It’s not a question we’d ever thought to ask in the years before Nissan turned the big five-door Murano into a two-door droptop, and even then it seemed just plain wrong.

But when Land Rover revealed its Evoque Cabriolet concept in 2012, based on the already short and more appropriate three-door Evoque, somehow… somehow it felt right.

Above: the 2012 Evoque Cabriolet concept.
Above: the 2012 Evoque Cabriolet concept.

Seems Land Rover is prepared to take the risk that buyers will agree, because the British carmaker has confirmed today that the Evoque Cabriolet will go on sale in 2016.

Of course, a production schedule will come as no surprise for regular TMR readers, with our crack spy photographers having caught prototypes testing in recent months.

Accompanying the news is a new photo set that sees a pre-facelift version of the Evoque Cabriolet climbing and mucking about in London’s new Crossrail underground tunnels.

“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’s Murray Dietsch said.

(‘New stuff to climb’ seems like an odd reason to showcase a sun-seeking cabrio underground, but we won’t make a fuss… - Ed)

Watch for the Evoque Cabriolet to make its official debut later this year ahead of a 2016 market launch.

Australian plans, of course, are still to be confirmed.

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