Land Rover acknowledges that few owners will venture far off-road in their Evoque Convertible - starting price £47,500 - but the company was adamant from the outset that its newest offering must be as capable off-road as other Range Rovers.

Chris Edwards, off-road capability engineer, took us on a passenger ride around JLR’s Fen End off-road course in Warwickshire to show that the Evoque Convertible is capable of more than posing with the roof down.

“This car has got to look good but do all the right stuff for the Land Rover badge,” says Edwards. "It was the same as when the Evoque was launched."