The new Range Rover Evoque Convertible set for early 2016 launch

This new convertible coupe marks completely new territory for Land Rover as the world’s first premium compact SUV.

The SUV, which was built at Land Rover’s Halewood plant in the North West of England, is making its official debut this month, after having completed Land Rover’s testing and development programme without problem.

The Evoque was initially shown in its concept form in 2012 at the Geneva show. Both a statement fashion accessory and a performance off-road vehicle, the Evoque has been described by Land Rover as "the most capable convertible in the world".

The Evoque has five doors and room for four people. The folding fabric roof is fitted with a Roll Over Protection System (ROPS) which means the roof will not spring up of its own accord when the car is tackling rougher terrain.

Fitted with two-wheel drive and a 148bhp 2.0-litre diesel engine, the Evoque is the most economical and efficient car Land Rover has ever produced, returning 68mpg and 109g/km of CO2.