- Special Edition ‘for six years of luxury SUV’
- 80% of UK-built Evoque models exported
- Evoque the most-decorated Range Rover
JAGUAR LAND ROVER says “stunning design details, including (pictured) a vibrant Moraine Blue finish” mark this special Landmark Edition built to celebrate the Halewood, England, plants assembly of 600 000 Evoque luxury 4×4’s in six years.
The automaker says the Evoque “has brought Range Rover luxury and refinement to new customers around the world” and that demand is still increasing for one of the world’s most recognisable all-terrain vehicles. It’s been on the market since 2011.
JLR boasts the Evoque also has Range Rover’s largest trophy cabinet: more than 200 awards, including ‘Best Compact SUV’ in a number of European markets and in South Africa.
The Evoque Landmark’s special blue was, the automaker says, inspired by the turquoise lakes of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. It had its global debut at the Royal Windsor Horse Show in that English city on May 10. South African prices and orders will be available in June
Other colours are white or grey.
Also fitted will be a grey ‘panoramic’ roof, 19″ gloss dark-grey alloy wheel rims and graphite-coloured grille, bonnet, fender vent and tailgate badging. There will also be dark-grey accents in the cabin as finishing on the centre console and leather upholstery with contrasting stitching and a perforated mid-section.
The Evoque convertible has also been produced in Halewood since 2016, mainly for export to 130 markets, with support assembly in China and Brazil; about 80% of UK-built Evoques are exported, finding owners across the globe from Monaco to Matjiesfontein. JLR generates around 80% of its revenue from exports.
Gerry McGovern, Land Rover’s chief design officer, told The Corner in a media release: “What makes the Evoque so special is its relevance. The design remains modern and fresh and the car is widely acknowledged to have brought a whole new youthful generation of buyers into the Range Rover brand – many of them female.
“Its success was clear from the start and gave us the confidence to break ground, which you can see with vehicles like the Evoque Convertible. This Landmark Special Edition is a celebration of six years of success.”
The Landmark also has Land Rover’s latest technology including an optional 25cm InControl Touch Pro system featuring apps such as an in-car wi-fi hotspot.
The Remote Premium app for a smartphone or smartwatch lets owners check fuel level, lock status, location and even pre-heat or cool the cabin.
Buyers who want wanting an even more enhanced Evoque infotainment experience can opt for Touch Pro Services, which offer real-time traffic mapping, satellite and ‘street level’ views and a ‘Live Apps’ sidebar with weather, news headlines and a flight tracker.