The first all-new Range Rover to be exported to India will soon be ready to depart from Jaguar Land Rover’s Solihull plant.
And Prime Minister David Cameron took time to visit the site on Friday, where he was shown the new car by engineers, and other aspects of the facility.
Jaguar Land Rover has invested upwards of £370million into the factory to support the new model’s production, with Mr. Cameron getting a first-hand view of the plant’s new features including the company’s brand new state-of-the-art aluminium bodyshop.
The bodyshop is the largest in the world, but perhaps most importantly, the PM also got to meet a number of new employees and apprentices that the manufacturer has recently invested in to help boost production.
David Cameron said of his visit: “Jaguar Land Rover’s continued success, and rising exports, demonstrates the strength of the automotive sector in the UK, and the crucial role this industry plays in growing and rebalancing the economy.
“Their success, particularly in fast growing markets like China and India, shows that UK manufacturing can compete and thrive on the global stage, and is testament to the excellent and highly skilled work force they have here in Solihull.
Production first began in Solihull in 1948, with the site covering more than 300 acres. More than 6,000 people are employed there, with the factory also producing Range Rover Sport, Land Rover Defender and Discovery models.
The 2013 Range Rover was revealed at the Paris Motor Show in September, and has already amassed more than 100 international awards. It has a 420kg weight saving over previous models and has been designed, engineered and manufactured in the UK.
The new Range Rover will be available from £71,295.
People interested in buying an all-new Range Rover can contact Perrys Land Rover dealerships today.