/Jaguar Land Rover Builds One Millionth Vehicle at Halewood

Jaguar Land Rover Builds One Millionth Vehicle at Halewood

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Jaguar Land Rover group is celebrating the production of the 1,000,000th unit at the Halewood advanced manufacturing facility, near Liverpool. The operation started at this plant in 2001, and since then it’s been responsible for the Jaguar X-Type, Land Rover Freelander 2 and Range Rover Evoque.

The Halewood plant manufactured 363,603 Jaguar X-Type and X-Type Estates between 2001 and 2009, which became one of the most popular Jaguar models ever made, and 381,211 Land Rover Freelander 2, another best-selling model. Since July 2011, the site has been producing the Range Rover Evoque, the firm’s game-changing compact SUV.

The Evoque is Halewood’s golden boy nw. Global demand for this car has exceeded expectations with 18,000 advanced orders before job 1 on 4 July 2011. With continued demand for Evoque and growing sales of Land Rover Freelander 2, production volume at Halewood has increased significantly over the past 12 months. With 24 hour shifts, the arrival of the 1,000,000 vehicle happened ahead of original forecasts.

The 1,000,000 vehicle is a unique Range Rover Evoque, painted in a special one-off colour combination of Fuji-White, Dynamic with ebony-black alloy wheels and distinctive and unique Firenze-Red contrast roof and mirror caps, as well as red/black sports seats and interior door panels. It won’t be sold, but rather donated to Cancer Research UK and will be auctioned to raise money for the institute in 2014.


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