The positive sales trend continues for Land Rover globally with sales up 29.7% for April and 35.2% year to date. Land Rover UK sees its eighth consecutive month of improvement up 54% for April and 61% year to date, ahead of the rest of the sector.
The overall upward trend continues in nearly all global Land Rover markets. Most notable are USA up 34.6% with 2,749 units, China up 124.8% with over 2000 units and France up 131.9%.
Phil Popham, Land Rover managing director told The Landscaper "The investment in and the success of the latest 2010 model range, including comprehensive exterior, interior, powertrain and technology improvements, are integral to driving this momentum. Demand is, in fact, so strong that we have just announced 275 new jobs at the Company’s manufacturing plant in Solihull."
Land Rover manufactures Defender, Discovery 4, Range Rover Sport and Range Rover at the Solihull factory
The Land Rover’s Discovery 4 has been named ‘Best 4×4’ at the annual Diesel Car, Car of the Year Awards 2010, beating the Freelander 2 and the Range Rover to the top spot.
Ian Robertson, editor of Diesel Car Magazine said: "We offer no apologies for an all Land Rover line-up as finalists in this category, as the British firm’s 2010 range is simply the best ever. The Discovery 4 has always been unbeatable off-road, and now it has the on-road ace to match, with decent road manners and top notch refinement. There’s even enough room for seven full size adults on-board – and there aren’t many vehicles that can cope with that."
The Discovery 4 is a supremely versatile seven-seat vehicle which now comes with a powerful and highly efficient TDV6 3.0-litre twin turbo diesel engine. The new engine delivers a nine percent fuel economy improvement (EU combined cycle) and ten percent* less CO2 emissions, at the same time as increasing power by 29%, compared with the outgoing 2.7-litre engine.