To mark the milestone the Dynamic-spec Evoque has a one-off paint job, with Fuji White bodywork, Ebony Black alloy wheels and a Firenze Red roof. Other detailing includes door mirrors in matching Firenze Red, with sports seats and interior door panels trimmed in red and black.
The unique vehicle will be donated to Cancer Research UK, who will give it away in a charity auction next year and allocate the funds to CRUK projects in the North West.
‘We are incredibly grateful to JLR for thinking of us and making such a generous gift,’ said Head of volunteer fundraising at Cancer Research UK, Simon O’Leary. ‘The money raised by the auction of the car will make a real difference in the fight against cancer.’
JLR’s links with the Halewood plant, which originally produced Ford Anglias from 1963, go back to 2001 when Jaguar and Land Rover were Ford-owned. Jaguar X-type saloon production began there.
The first Halewood-built Land Rover, also under Ford ownership, was the Freelander 2, from October 2006. More than 380,000 have now been built.
The Range Rover Evoque, which shares Freelander 2 mechanicals, has been built at Halewood since July 2011 and more than 255,000 have rolled out of the plant since then, making it JLR’s highest-selling vehicle. To keep pace with demand the production line has begun working around the clock, 24 hours a day since August 2012, for the first time in its 50-year history.