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500,000th Range Rover Evoque Produced at Halewood in UK

Snapshot: production line at Halewood is in operation 24 hours a day, with a new vehicle coming off the line every 80 seconds.

Land Rover's Halewood production facility has wheeled out the 500,000th Range Rover Evoque. The Evoque is the fastest-selling and most successful Land Rover ever produced, having become the quickest to reach the half-a-million vehicle production landmark in just over four years. The British automaker has unveiled a new convertible version of Evoque, which would go on sale from June 2016.

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Just so you know, one in every three Land Rovers sold around the world is an Evoque and strong global demand ensures the production line at Halewood is in operation 24 hours a day, with a new vehicle coming off the line every 80 seconds. Gerry McGovern, Chief Design Officer, Land Rover, said: “Evoque has been a huge success for Land Rover winning more than 165 international awards, 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.” For those asking, Range Rover Evoque is also the company's most fuel efficient vehicle.

The striking new Evoque Convertible made its world debut at the Los Angeles Motor Show in November 2015. It is the only luxury compact SUV convertible in the world. Richard Else, Operations Director, 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.” The completion of the 500,000th Evoque is the latest in a series of Land Rover production milestones achieved recently. In April 2015, Land Rover celebrated its 6,000,000th vehicle sold – a specially manufactured Range Rover Vogue SE LWB fitted with unique puddle lamp designs to mark the occasion.

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