Land Rover : Halewood celebrates production of 250,000th Freelander 2

Land Rover celebrates production of the 250,000th Freelander 2

Land Rover employees at the company’s Halewood manufacturing plant on Merseyside are today celebrating an important milestone achievement − the production of the 250,000th Freelander 2.

Production of the Freelander 2 began in 2007 and, today, the plant’s 250,000th Freelander 2 will be driven off of the line. Land Rover is also celebrating a growing demand for Halewood’s award winning model as retail sales for the popular model are up 22%, year to date (Apr 2010 – Feb 2011) compared with the same 11 month period in 2009/2010.

The 250,000th vehicle is a 2.2 litre TD4 Diesel GS in Fuji White and is destined for a customer who lives in Scotland.

Halewood Operations Director Richard Else, commented: ‘This milestone achievement and the increasing sales for Freelander 2 highlights just how important this vehicle is, not just to Halewood but also for the regional and UK economy − around 70% of Freelanders produced at Halewood are exported overseas. I’d like to thank our flexible and highly skilled workforce and congratulate the Halewood team on this superb achievement.’

[Source: Land Rover UK]

Clive Goldthorp

Clive Goldthorp

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Clive Goldthorp
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Clive claims that his interest in the BMC>MG story dates back to his childhood in the 1960s when the family’s garage premises were leased to a tenant with an Austin agency. However, back in the 1920s and 1930s, his grandmother was one of the country’s first female Garage Proprietors so cars probably run in his genes! Admits to affairs with Alfa Romeos, but has more recently owned an 06/06 MG TF 135 and then a 15/64 MG3 Style… Clive, who was AROnline’s News Editor for nearly four years, stood down from that role in order to devote more time to various Motor Racing projects but still contributes articles on as regular basis as his other commitments permit.

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