|The new Range Rover Evoque is scheduled for debut at the upcoming Los Angeles Auto Show in November. Following its unveiling, the 2016 Range Rover Evoque is expected to hit dealerships in the Spring.|
Months prior to its debut, the new Range Rover Evoque has gone through a series of extreme test and development programs. Eventually, the Premium SUV came up with flying colors.
Hot on the heels of last week’s London takeover, where six full-scale wireframe sculptures showcased the Evoque Convertible’s elegant design at a series of iconic locations, and Land Rover has released a film showcasing its all-terrain credentials. The footage, released receently, shows the Evoque as the world’s first luxury compact SUV convertible completing the final phase of testing at Land Rover’s legendary Eastnor Castle estate, in Herefordshire, UK. The film demonstrates how Land Rover’s engineers have rigorously tested the four-wheel drive Convertible to ensure it delivers customary all-terrain capability.
Land Rover confirmed plans to launch a highly desirable convertible derivative of its multi award-winning Range Rover Evoque during the Geneva Motor Show, last March. The bold addition to the range has just completed its extensive development program and continues Land Rover’s tradition for creating and leading new market segments.
Travelling the globe, the Range Rover Evoque has proved its capability and durability in a series of demanding tests before undergoing final sign-off at the famous Eastnor Castle Estate, where all Range Rovers have been put through their paces for the last 45 years.
Land Rover has also confirmed that the Range Rover Evoque is set to join the Discovery Sport in production at its new local manufacturing facility in Itatiaia, Brazil. The plant in Brazil gives Jaguar Land Rover the accolade as the first British marque to formalize a manufacturing facility in the biggest State in South America. The JLR plant in Brazil encompasses 60,000 sqm and is expected to create new jobs for 400 citizens. JLR expects production of vehicles in the new plant to start in early 2016.
In addition, Jaguar Land Rover’s first overseas Education Business Partnership Center is coming up in Itatiaia by mid-2016. The Education center provides a range of classroom activities to help local school children develop key skills, work awareness and inspire them to pursue rewarding careers at Jaguar Land Rover, in the near future.
Edited: Jaguar Land Rover