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Jaguar Land Rover launch world's first aluminium SUV

The fourth-generation Range Rover vehicle will be manufactured in a new state-of-the-art plant at Solihull. Photo: ITV Central

Jaguar Land Rover has launched the world’s first all-aluminium body SUV as a result of extensive research and development into aluminium manufacturing technology.

The fourth-generation Range Rover vehicle will be manufactured in a new state-of-the-art plant at Solihull, the largest factory of its kind in the world.

Jaguar Land Rover is the largest employer in the UK's automotive sector, employing almost 24,000 people. Credit: ITV Central

The body of the new model is made entirely from aluminium, which Jaguar Land Rover say, will make it "lighter and stronger".

Weighing 20% lighter than pervious models, JLR say it is more economic, with reduced CO2 emissions.

Jaguar Land Rover has launched the world’s first all-aluminum body SUV Credit: ITV Central

Jaguar Land Rover is the largest employer in the UK's automotive sector, employing almost 24,000 people.

The new Solihull plant will also bring more jobs to the Midlands, with the automotive manufacturer investing £2 billion in products, technologies, facilities and employees in 2013.