Land Rover has revealed its latest fleet of Range Rover Evoque prototypes as the firm’s new entry-level luxury off-roader enters its final stages of development.
The 10 prototypes each have their own distinctive livery as the firm aims to drum up interest in the car in 10 key cities around the world, introducing it to the markets.
Testing will take place from bases in London, New York, Sao Paulo, Paris, Milan, Madrid, Berlin, Sydney, Shanghai and Moscow. Each prototype has its own livery with the name of the city on the side.
Other areas the firm plans to test the Evoque in include the Arctic, deserts, Germany’s Autobahn network and in Tokyo’s gridlocked city centre. A total of 17,000 components will be individually tested during the global testing programme, encompassing “millions of miles”.
Land Rover has released few technical details, although it has confirmed that the car will be available in two and four-wheel drive, and that some models will emit less than 130g/km of CO2.
The Evoque is being described as a "global car"; Land Rover says it will be sold in more than 160 countries. It will be made at Halewood, creating up to 1000 new jobs at the Liverpool facility.
The Evoque will reach Land Rover showrooms next summer.