Friday, July 2, 2010

Land Rover is gearing up with its Range Rover Evoque

Land Rover, the British brand owned by Tata Motors said that it would create 1000 new jobs. These new jobs would be created at its multi-award winning Halewood facility.

The facility would build Land Rover’s upcoming SUV, Range Rover Evoque. The SUV would hit the market in 2011 as part of Range Rover’s 40th anniversary celebrations. The vehicle will be globally unveiled at the Paris Motor Show in September.

In a statement, Phil Popham, Managing Director, Land Rover said, “The all-new Range Rover Evoque will be built at our multi-award winning plant in Halewood, creating 1,000 new jobs in the Merseyside area, a fantastic boost to the UK economy,”

Mr.Popham said that the new Range Rover Evoque will be a true global car selling over 160 countries and it will be as special as other Range Rover models.

Earlier, Land Rover announced to add 275 new jobs at its production facility in Solihull in West Midlands to meet the rising demand as sales improved. The car will be launched in both 2-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive options.

Land Rover currently employs 9,500 people and supports 40,000 jobs through supply chain.

The Jaguar-Land Rover (JLR) brand was acquired by Tata Motors in 2008 but then the company was badly hit by worldwide recession. In September 2009, with the economic recovery around the world the company announced a 10-year business strategy which would see ₤ 800 million investment to develop environment friendly cars.

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