DROP-TOP EVOQUE: Naomie Harris, who stars as Miss Moneypenny in the latest James Bond film Spectre, unveiled the new Range Rover Evoque convertible in Los Angeles. Image: Motorpress
• New Range Rover Evoque Convertible
• Featured in new Spectre movie
• Bond star Naomie Harris
Pretoria - Land Rover has unveiled its first luxury compact convertible SUV in Santa Monica, California.
Spectre actress Naomie Harris was one of the first to view the newest addition to the Range Rover family, as it was revealed for the first time ahead of the 2015 Los Angeles auto show.
The new Range Rover Evoque Convertible will go in South Africa during the second half of 2016. Pricing and availability will be confirmed closer to the time.
New Bond car
Following the recent global release of Spectre, the 24th James Bond movie, which features vehicles produced by the Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), Harris joined the brand to receive an exclusive first look at the new Range Rover Evoque Convertible as it debuted in the US.
Harris, playing the role of Moneypenny, has been paired with Land Rover vehicles including the iconic Defender (Skyfall) and more recently the Discovery Sport (Spectre).
She said: “I was so impressed by the design of this car; it’s like nothing I’ve seen on the road before and is so sleek! I love the fact that it is just as much at home driving down the Pacific Coast Highway in LA, as it is off-road in the British Countryside”.
In celebration of the world debut of the Range Rover Evoque Convertible, full-size wireframe sculptures of the newest Range Rover model will be on display in West Hollywood at Le Zinque from November 16-17 and on the Santa Monica Pier from Nov 18-20.
More than 450 000 units of the Range Rover Evoque have been produced globally since its introduction in 2011 making the premium compact SUV the fastest-selling Land Rover of all time. This sales success has been accompanied by critical acclaim, as the Range Rover Evoque has also won more than 165 international awards since launch.