New JLR car to be made in the Midlands

Posted on 20 Mar 2017 and read 486 times
New JLR car to be made in the MidlandsJaguar Land Rover ( has confirmed that its new vehicle will be produced at the Lode Lane plant in Solihull — the historic home of Land Rover.

The Range Rover Velar, which is the fourth member of the 47-year old Range Rover family, received its official launch at a special ceremony on 1 March.

It is the third model to be launched at the Solihull plant in two years; it will benefit from a £1.5 billion investment in new facilities and technologies at the plant that began with the Jaguar XE and the F-Pace.

The new vehicle features the Touch Pro Duo — a new driver interface that consists of two 10in touch-screens. The upper screen is for info-tainment; the lower screen has two switches that alter its function, depending on what is being displayed.

Peter Virk, director of connected car and future technology for HLR, said: “The info-tainment system learns from you and anticipates your needs but never intrudes, letting you enjoy the drive.”

Ralf Speth, Jaguar Land Rover CEO, said: “The expansion of our product range and building this British-designed and engineered car in the UK demonstrate our confidence in British manufacturing.

“We are leading the global premium-car industry with our commitment to our home market. Our heart, soul and headquarters will always be in the UK.”

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