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Two millionth Land Rover Defender auctioned for £400k

The vehicle was sold for £400,000 Credit: Land Rover

The two millionth Land Rover Defender to come off the production line at the luxury car maker's Solihull plant has sold for £400,000 at auction.

The famous 4x4 was first build in Solihull in 1948, and has retained elements of its original design ever since.

The car was sold at an auction house in London last night, with proceeds going to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies & the Born Free Foundation.



Jaguar Land Rover announce record profits of £2.6bn

Jaguar Land Rover has announced record profits of more than £2.6billion.

Jaguar Land Rover cars lined up for export Credit: Chris Ison/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The pre-tax earnings for the year to 31 March are a rise of £113million on the previous year.

The company says it means they can invest in a long term future. They unveiled three new cars in the last year and opened their manufacturing centre in Wolverhampton.

Jaguar Land Rover has delivered five years of solid financial results, enabling us to invest in our long-term future. This has positioned the company strategically and financially for continued sustainable growth.

The past year has been one of significant achievement, with the expansion of our vehicle ranges and our manufacturing footprint.

We are committed to delivering further growth this year, maintaining our relentless pace of launching new models and introducing innovative technologies for our discerning customers around the world.”

– Ralf Speth, Jaguar Land Rover chief executive

Jaguar Land Rover to open new facilities in Solihull

The workforce at the Solihull plant has nearly doubled in the past three years Credit: PA Wire

Jaguar Land Rover will officially open its brand new facilities at its Solihull plant today.

The plant will produce a Jaguar model, the new XE, for the first time in its 70 year history.

The Solihull plant will build the new Jaguar XE Credit: PA Wire

Last year the company announced plans to create 1,700 jobs to build the new sports saloon.

The workforce at Solihull has nearly doubled in the past three years with 9,450 people currently employed there.

Jaguar Land Rover in £400m Castle Bromwich investment

JLR will build its latest Jaguar XF at the plant Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Jaguar Land Rover is investing more than £400m at its factory in Castle Bromwich in Birmingham to build its latest Jaguar XF.

Later this week, Jaguar Land Rover will announce that it's spending hundreds of millions of pounds upgrading the Castle Bromwich factory, so it can build the new car which will be made from aluminium.

The factory nearly closed five years ago under Ford, before they sold the company to Tata.

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