One of our readers from Germany spotted a camouflaged Range Rover Evoque Cabrio with the soft top in position.
This is a right-hand drive prototype caught on camera in the city of Celle still wearing a heavy amount of disguise although it's not hard to image how the car will look like since it will essentially be a three-door Evoque with a fabric roof and some changes at the back necessary as the trunk has to be reshaped to accommodate the soft top when it's folded.
Wearing British plates, the prototype was registered on July 23 this year and comes equipped with the four-cylinder, 2.0-liter turbodiesel engine which in the regular version is offered with 150 PS (110 kW) & 380 Nm (281 lb-ft) and 180 PS (132 kW) & 430 Nm (318 lb-ft). You will notice the center console of the vehicle has some buttons and knobs in front of the central armrest, specific for a vehicle undergoing testing.
Set to go on sale next year, the Range Rover Evoque Cabrio is described as the "world's first premium compact SUV convertible" and aside from the diesel it will also get a 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine with 240 PS (177 kW) and 340 Nm (251 lb-ft) of torque. Depending on engine selection, Land Rover will sell the open top posh crossover with a six-speed manual and a nine-speed automatic transmission sending power to the front axle or to an all-wheel drive system.
It will obviously cost more than the equivalent three-door Evoque which at home in UK kicks off at £32,200 for the 2.0-liter diesel manual model.
Special thanks go to Marco for sending us the images!