The 500,000th Range Rover Evoque has rolled off the production line in Halewood – and Autocar played a small-but-significant role in the building of the landmark vehicle.
The luxury compact SUV is the fastest-selling and most successful Land Rover ever produced, having reached the half-a-million vehicle production mark just over four years since it went on sale.
One in every three Land Rovers sold around the world is an Evoque and the production line at Halewood is in operation 24 hours a day, with a new vehicle coming off the line every 80 seconds.
The 500,000th Evoque - a four-wheel drive, 2.0-litre TD4 in Fuji white - went down the line on the night that Autocar correspondent John Evans was working with the production team for an article in our Best of British issue, in the shops today and available as a digital download here.
Evans was given the responsibility of affixing the all-important ‘Range Rover’ badge to the front of the Evoque’s bonnet.