Range Rover unveils its Evoque convertible - first ever luxury convertible SUV

Ever wanted to scale the side of a mountain but wished you could do it with the wind in your hair? Well now you can, as Land Rover has unveiled the first ever 'luxury convertible SUV'.

The Range Rover Evoque Convertible is available from spring 2016.

Marking yet more diversity in the fast-growing crossover segment and looking something like a bathtub on wheels, it's a car that's generated so much interest that Range Rover just had to make it.

There's no doubt SUVs have experienced an expansion in variety in the last decade. From super-small versions like the Nissan Juke and Vauxhall Mokka, to sporty coupes including the BMW X6 and Mercedes-Benz GLE, there's seemingly a sports utility vehicle for everyone.

But the Range Rover Evoque Convertible is the most extreme example of the crossover SUV yet - merging off-road capability, chunky design and a raised ride height with a fabric folding roof that can expose a driver and three passengers to the elements.

While it certain has an impact on the eye - be that a good or a bad thing - it's a car that Range Rover has created because people have said they'd buy it.

First showcased as a concept at the Geneva Motor Show three years ago, there's been great demand for the convertible Evoque.