New JLR car to be made in the Midlands
Posted on 20 Mar 2017 and read 205 times
Jaguar Land Rover (www.jaguarlandrover.com
) 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.”