300,000th Land Rover Freelander 2 Produced


300,000 might not sounds like that big a number in car production, but it is a lot for a car like the LR Freelander 2, the underdog in the British car maker’s range.

It’s also been a major milestone for LR Halewood. 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% market share.

The LR2  is the best value for money car JLR currently makes. 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.

Freelander 2 300,000th Land Rover Freelander 2 Produced

JLR press release:

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, during the Range Rover Evoque launch period. Freelander was Land Rover’s biggest selling model last year retailing around 52,000 units globally.”

Halewood Operations is currently celebrating its 50th Anniversary of motor vehicle production and assembly. Between April 2012 and March 2013 Halewood is celebrating five decades of automotive manufacturing. Back in 1962 the plant was constructed and the first employees were already at work in a hanger near to the old Liverpool airport The first car rolled off the production line in March 1963.

In the UK, the 2012 Freelander 2 is available with arefined 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.

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