Land Rover | Production Of The 300,000th Freelander 2/LR2
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/LR2.
Production of the Freelander 2 at Halewood Operations commenced in October 2006 and earlier this week the plant's 300,000th Freelander 2/LR2 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% market share.
Halewood Operations Director Richard Else, said:"I'd like to congratulate the Halewood team for reaching this superb milestone and also sustaining the highest quality standards on Freelander 2/LR2, during the Range Rover Evoque launch period. Freelander 2/LR2 was Land Rover's biggest selling model last year retailing around 52,000 units globally."
In the UK, the 2012 Freelander 2/LR2 is available with a refined 2.2 litre diesel engine offering two power outputs - the 190hp SD4 and the 150hp TD4. An eD4 two-wheel drive derivative gives increased customer choice and offers lower CO2 emissions at 158g/km and improved fuel consumption at 47.1mpg. 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/LR2 is on-sale from £22,250 on the road.