The all-new Range Rover Evoque has entered its final phase of testing, with hundreds of prototypes dispatched around the globe for trials in the toughest climates and conditions.
While such vehicles are usually disguised, Land Rover is flaunting this tradition and making no secret of the operation - its design team has fitted ten prototypes with camouflage wraps to introduce the new car in ten key cities worldwide.
Ordinarily prototypes are disguised for discretion, but these ten are intended to be seen. The funky camouflage imagery is actually a GPS map trail of the ten key cities for Evoque, with each vehicle saying 'Hello' to its city. It signals the global launch of the new Evoque.
These unmissable vehicles represent London, New York, Sao Paulo, Paris, Milan, Madrid, Berlin, Sydney, Shanghai and Moscow, and all will be spotted testing around the globe.
They are just a small proportion of the hundreds of pre-production cars that will be rigorously evaluated over millions of miles to ensure the new Range Rover Evoque surpasses the highest standards of quality and reliability when it goes on sale in summer 2011.
Teams of engineers will travel to 20 countries to pit the Range Rover Evoque against the most extreme conditions on earth, ranging from the Arctic to the desert, from German Autobahns to Tokyo city traffic. Alongside the engineers, Land Rover is working with 120 unique component suppliers and carrying out in excess of 17000 individual tests to examine every part and system.
Like all Range Rovers, the new Evoque will have been proven against all the elements when it goes on sale next summer.