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Watch the Range Rover Evoque Convertible Tackle Rough Terrain Off-Road

The drop-top Range Rover is trail ready.

Even with the top down, the upcoming Range Rover Evoque convertible appears to be as capable of an off-roader as we have come to expect from Land Rover. A new video features the upcoming droptop SUV tackling some particularly rough terrain ahead of its debut later this year.

In the video, we see the Evoque clambering up a muddy path, climbing up grassy knolls, and fording deep into a stream. The new open-air Evoque comes with a host of off-road systems, including hill-descent control and Land Rover’s “Terrain Response” system. With all of the off-road tech, the Evoque Convertible is able to ford an impressive 19.6-inches of water, assisted through a so-called “Wade Sensing” system.

Technical details are sparse, but we expect the same powertrain as the U.S. variant of the normal fixed-roof Range Rover Evoque, which is motivated by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, sending power to all-four wheels through a nine-speed automatic transmission.

Land Rover is pulling out all the stops for teasing this Moab-ready cabriolet. Last week, six full-scale wireframe sculptures were installed at various swanky locations around London, aimed at spiking interest in the unique SUV.

The Range Rover Evoque Convertible makes its official debut at the 2015 Los Angeles auto show later this year. In the meantime, take a look at the Evoque strut its stuff off-road in the video below.