Land Rover celebrates Freelander milestone as second generation car surpasses 250,000 units.
It’s all smiles at Land Rover’s Halewood plant on Merseyside as the factory celebrates building its 250,000th Freelander. The milestone model is a 2.2-litre TD4 Diesel GS in Fuji White and is destined for a customer who lives in Scotland.
Production of the Freelander 2 began at Halewood in 2007, and today is the day that the landmark car will roll off the production line.
Land Rover is also celebrating a growing demand for the Freelander 2, as the firm has posted sales that are up 22 per cent for the year to date – April 2010 to February 2011, when compared with the same 11 month period in 2009/2010.
As well as its success with the Freelander, Halewood is already hard at work building the first Evoque five-door and Evoque Coupe models which will both run down the Merseyside production line.