The Range Rover Evoque Cabrio has returned to the Nürburgring for an intense testing session ahead of next year's launch.

The Range Rover Evoque Cabrio has returned to the Nürburgring for an intense testing session ahead of next year's launch.

Land Rover will actually start selling the open-top Evoque next year and to make sure everything will be ready for launch they have to make some fine-tuning. Seeing the crossover cabriolet being pushed to its limits on the 'Ring takes time getting used to, but nowadays it seems just about every type of vehicle sold in Europe has to perform testing rounds on the Nordschleife before heading to dealerships.

Land Rover showed a concept of the Evoque Cabrio back in 2012 at the Geneva Motor Show and they will probably use the same venue to introduce the production car which is being billed as the "world's first premium compact SUV convertible." It will look a lot like the three-door version but instead of the fixed metal roof it will adopt an electrically retractable soft top along with a redesigned rear end necessary to accommodate the roof when it's folded.

It will use the same engines as the facelifted Evoque and will obviously command a serious premium over its metal-roofed brother.

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