By Stewart Smith on 2017-05-10 - Stewart was the former motoring editor of the Coventry Telegraph and is now a freelance contributor to Eurekar. He is based in Scotland and specialises in First Drive reviews.
Landmark for Range
LAND ROVER'S Halewood production plant neaer Liverpool has built 600,000 units of the Range Rover Evoque in just six years.
And to celebrate the comapny has announced a new Landmark edition of the Evoque which is priced from £39,000 and made its global debut at the Royal Windsor Horse Show.
Since the Evoque's launch in 2011 sales have reached an all-time high for a single month both globally and in the UK. The UK registered a record 6,781 Evoques in March and almost 18,000 were sold globally.
The Landmark edition has been given unique features including a fixed panoramic roof, 19-inch alloy wheels and graphite grille, bonnet, fender vent and tailgate lettering. Dark grey accents continue on the interior in the form of brushed satin centre console trim finishers surrounded by grained ebony leather seats with contrasting light lunar stitching and a perforated mid-section.
The Landmark edition also has keyless entry and powered gesture tailgate as standard.
An Evoque rolls off the Halewood production line every 170 seconds, with the Evoque Convertible also being produced in Halewood since 2016.
Most are for export to one of 130 markets, with additional manufacturing in China and Brazil to meet local market demand.
The special edition is available with Land Rover's latest technology including optional 10-inch InControl Touch Pro system featuring apps such as Spotify and a 4G Wi-Fi hotspot.
The Landmark edition is based on the diesel, 180H TD4 Evoque priced at £39,000 for the manual and £40,840 for the automatic.
Jeremy Hicks, managing director, Jaguar Land Rover UK said: "The Evoque has been an indisputable success. It's our biggest selling model in the UK and continues to thrive six years after launch, it's a fantastic achievement and worthy of celebration.
"The Landmark edition has new dynamic detailing and a distinctive aesthetic which takes its design credentials to an even higher level - it looks fantastic and we know customers will love it."
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