May 07, 2012

Land Rover celebrates production of the 300,000th Freelander 2

Jaguar Land Rover employees at Halewood Operations in Merseyside have celebrated an important milestone achievement following the production of the 300,000th Land Rover Freelander 2.

Production of the Freelander 2 at Halewood Operations commenced
in October 2006 and earlier this week the plant's 300,000th Freelander 2 was driven off the line. The vehicle is a 2.2-litre Diesel in Barolo Black and is destined for a customer in Brazil – one of the brand's fastest growing markets. Land Rover is the leading SUV brand in the country with around a 40 per cent market share.

"I'd like to congratulate the Halewood team for reaching this superb milestone and also sustaining the highest quality standards on Freelander 2, during the Range Rover Evoque launch period. Freelander was Land Rover's biggest selling model last year retailing around 52,000 units globally," said Halewood Operations Director Richard Else.

In the UK, the 2012 Freelander 2 is available with a refined 2.2-litre diesel engine offering two power outputs – the 190 hp SD4 and the 150 hp TD4. An eD4 two-wheel drive derivative gives increased customer choice and offers lower CO2 emissions at 158 g/km and improved fuel consumption at 47.1 mpg. With class-leading on and off-road performance, featuring Terrain ResponseTM, Hill Descent Control, a premium cabin, improved fuel economy and an affordable cost of ownership. Freelander 2 is on-sale from £22,250 on the road.


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