Range Rover Becomes Britain’s Largest Luxury Export
Range Rover has been revealed as Britain’s largest luxury export, accounting for 85% of all luxury cars built in the UK. The brand is also claimed to contribute £10bn annually to the UK economy.
Since launching in 1970 as Land Rover’s premium model, the Range Rover lineup has grown to include the Range Rover, Range Rover Sport and Range Rover Evoque.
And this month Jaguar Land Rover unveiled the all-new Velar, the fourth member of the now 47-year old Range Rover family.
Positioned between the Evoque and the Range Rover Sport, the Velar is the third model to be launched at the manufacturer’s flagship Solihull plant in just two years. It follows an injection of £1.5bn in new facilities and technologies at the plant which began with the Jaguar XE and F-Pace.
Production of all Jaguar Land Rover models at the four UK manufacturing plants directly supports more than 40,000 British jobs and a further 250,000 in the supply chain.
In the past six years the company says it has more than doubled its workforce to support global demand for its products. Last year Jaguar Land Rover sold 583,313 cars – more than one every minute, 44 per cent of which were Range Rovers.
The newly-revealed Velar will be sold in more than 100 markets globally when it launches this coming summer.
Source: Jaguar Land Rover