Jaguar Land Rover has celebrated a remarkable milestone, as the 500,000th Range Rover Evoque has rolled off the production line at its Halewood plant.
The SUV is the fastest-selling SUV ever produced by JLR – with a new vehicle finishing production every 80 seconds.
With a new convertible joining existing models, Jaguar Land Rover is hoping to increase the already impressive build figures.
With one in three Land Rovers sold globally being an Evoque, it’s easy to see how the half a million production milestone has been reached. The strong demand for the cars means that the Halewood plant is in operation 24 hours a day.
Gerry McGovern, chief design officers at Land Rover, said: “Evoque has been a huge success for Land Rover winning more than 165 international rewards, bringing new customers to the brand and evolving to stay ahead of the competition. With our bold new Evoque Convertible we have broadened the range and will attract even more new customers to the brand.”
The Evoque has been a landmark vehicle for Jaguar Land Rover, which saw the British car maker transform the Halewood plant thanks to £250 million of investment in order to get the car to market.
Richard Else, operations director at Halewood, said: “The Range Rover Evoque has been a fantastic success for Halewood and for Jaguar Land Rover. We are very proud of our award-winning SUV and we are looking forward to welcoming the new Evoque Convertible to Halewood very soon.”
After completing his university studies in English and Creative Writing in Cardiff, Jack is now a full time motoring writer at Blackball Media. His love of cars stems from his childhood years when he began to live and breathe all-things automotive.