Wednesday, April 6th, 2011 - Land Rover Australia
Sydney, Australia, April, 2011

Land Rover employees at the Company's Halewood manufacturing plant in Merseyside in the UK, are celebrating an important milestone achievement – the production of the 250,000th Freelander 2.

Production began in 2007 and the plant's 250,000th Freelander 2 – a 2.2 litre TD4 Diesel GS in Fuji White – was driven off the line on 28th March 2011. The compact SUV is destined for a customer who lives in Scotland.

Land Rover is also celebrating a growing demand for Halewood's award winning small 4x4 model as retail sales for the popular model are up 22% year to date (Apr 2010 – Feb 2011) compared with the same 11 month period in 2009/2010.

Halewood Operations Director Richard Else, commented: "This milestone achievement and the increasing sales for Freelander 2 highlight just how important this vehicle is, not just to Halewood but also for the regional and UK economy – around 70% of Freelanders produced at Halewood are exported overseas. I'd like to thank our flexible and highly skilled workforce and congratulate the Halewood team on this superb achievement."

The 2011 Freelander 2 is available with a refined 2.2 litre diesel engine offering two power outputs – the 140kW SD4 and the 110kW TD4. With class-leading on and off-road performance, featuring Terrain ResponseTM, a premium cabin, improved fuel economy and an affordable cost of ownership the Freelander 2 is now on-sale available from $44,900 plus on – road costs.

For further information about Land Rover in Australia and its range of 4x4 and 4WD vehicles, please visit our website http://www.landrover.com.au/ or contact:

James Scrimshaw
Public Affairs Department
Land Rover Australia

Tim Krieger
Brand Manager
Land Rover Australia

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Land Rover Australia manufactures authentic 4x4 vehicles, including luxury cars, which represent true 'breadth of capability' across the entire model range. Defender, Freelander 2, Discovery 4, Range Rover Sport and Range Rover Vogue each define the world's 4WD and off-road vehicle sectors. The new SUV, the Evoque, will wow the compact SUV sector.
Land Rover Australia
P: 1800 625 642
W: www.landrover.com/au/en/lr/

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