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Land Rover will manufacture the Freelander and Evoque in China

Friday, September 7th 2012 - 05:34 UTC
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British luxury car company Jaguar Land Rover has announced plans to build two of its models in China. It will be the first full manufacturing plant for the company outside the UK. Although the plans still have to be given final approval by the Chinese government, Jaguar Land Rover has already found a site for the plant, just north of Shanghai. Read full article

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  • Englander

    The Freelander is a nice practical car, the Evoque looks like its been rolled.

    Sep 07th, 2012 - 07:51 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • vestias

    Comment removed by the editor.

    Sep 07th, 2012 - 10:20 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Idlehands

    The freelander is a pile of crap incapable of anything more rigorous than the school run.

    The Discovery is good off road but it's build quality is poor. The running gear is great but anything above it isn't even childproof.

    The one you want as a workhorse is the Defender.

    Sep 07th, 2012 - 10:38 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Englander

    You must be a farmer.

    Sep 07th, 2012 - 11:32 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Idlehands

    No - an accountant in an investment bank. I just own a Discovery to pull my boat.

    Sep 07th, 2012 - 11:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • thorpeman

    & there was I thinking that TATA was an Indian company? The only British part of the TATA empire is the assembly plants in the UK. Plants built in China will benefit TATA & India & have no material benefit to the UK economy

    Sep 07th, 2012 - 01:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gustbury

    why not manufacture and provide work in uk,when your people need jobs!? :O

    Sep 07th, 2012 - 02:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    I wonder if such a high end brand will carry as much prestige building Chinese built?

    Sep 07th, 2012 - 04:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Condorito

    @7
    The answer to your question is @6

    Sep 07th, 2012 - 06:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Santa Fe

    6... maybe the design centre employing thousands in rural Warwickshire doesn't benifits the UK, certainly a lot of my friend are well paid design engineers and they recently employed 1500 technical trainers and engineers. land rover jaguar is a massive boost to UK economy, and shows that British design and engineering in automotive is world class. Tata pumped the cash into the brand and it's doing really well now, BMW asset stripped Land Rover and Ford didn't have a clue. good old india I say.

    Sep 08th, 2012 - 07:24 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Englander

    5
    I'm a farmer and gotta an old Gin Palace berthed at Hamble.
    Hate to say it but I prefer Jap 4x4's much more reliable than the current Land/Range Rovers.
    Go out now and then but Isle of Wight is about my limit these days.

    Sep 08th, 2012 - 02:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    #7 Exactly

    Sep 08th, 2012 - 05:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Santa Fe

    It employs 24,000 people directly in the uk, a nice new engine plant being built in the midlands, 1500 extra jobs at Halewood and another 1100 in the design side of things. The automotive sector in the midlands is booming thanks to Tata. The assembly plant is on 24hr working for the first time ever and workforce trebled over last three years. It will keep the unit production cost down if the build in China, who i think is one of the biggest customers. It makes sound economic sense to do this. So the weak points raised by the two Trolls are rubbish, LandRover is booming and its expanding in the UK, more jobs for the UK

    Sep 10th, 2012 - 11:50 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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