Wondering if Land Rover will shill the Evoque convertible as an actual off-roader? Let yourself be baptized in the muddy puddle this hellbaby can solider through and realize; yes.

“The Evoque’s capability matches its spirit of adventure,” is one of the many soundbites you’ll be treated to if you watch the demonstration above.

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More concretely we’re told the ragroof’d Evoque will have Hill Decent Control and Terrain Response just like its dirt-stomping littermates, plus about 20” (!) of water wading depth and what sounds like depth-sensing sonar tech.

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I don’t know what wigs me out more, seeing Land Rover’s CrossCabriolet compared to the company’s most legendary open-air off-roaders or the idea of seeing one of these pass me while I’m bogged in a mud pile.


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