Jaguar Land Rover launches its new Range Rover today - the company's most expensive luxury Range Rover at over £100,000.
Jaguar Land Rover is taking on 800 more people to build new models at its factory in Solihull this year.
Jaguar Land Rover today took a step which could lead to the firm building cars in Saudi Arabia.
Jeremy Hicks, Managing Director, Jaguar Land Rover UK, has told ITV News Central that JLR are the first company in the world to produce an all aluminium SUV (sport utility vehicle).
Jaguar Land Rover launches its new Range Rover today, the company's most expensive luxury Range Rover at over £100,000. It has confirmed it is looking at bringing out smaller models to move it into the mass car production market.
The new Range Rover is made at Jaguar Land Rover's plant at Lode Lane in Solihull. The company recently announced it's going to take on 800 more people there.
It is thought more jobs may be announced in the next 12 months to build more cars as demand increases.
Some dealers have already sold their allocation for the next 12 months.
Paul Everitt, Chief Executive, Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), has told ITV News Central that there has been a revival around the West Midlands which has been driven by the success of Jaguar Land Rover.
This comes after the SMMT announced that 2012 was a record year for UK car manufacturing, with 1.2 million cars being sent overseas.
Car manufacturing in the UK broke all-time export records last year, with the number of cars sent overseas exceeding 1.2 million, up 8% on the same time in 2011.
Total vehicle output also increased 8% in 2012 to 1.58 million units, the highest level since 2008.
Car output rose 9% to 1.46 million units, ending the year with a 6% rise.
– Paul everitt, chief executive, The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders
2012 was a very good year for UK car production with record levels of exports and volumes at their highest since 2008.
The outlook for 2013 remains positive with demand in many faster growing global markets offsetting the continued weakness in European economies.
Jaguar Land Rover is taking on 800 more people.
It's selling more cars than ever around the world.
China overtook the UK for sales in the last 12 months but today the company said people who fear that it would switch all production to the Far East were wrong.
Jaguar Land Rover is taking on 800 more people to build new models at its factory in Solihull. The firm says it will bring out eight new or redesigned cars.
It sold the most cars in the company's history last year.
The Right Reverend Dr. Christopher Cocksworth will become a member of the House of Lords.
The Bishop of Coventry will be introduced to the Upper House on Tuesday by the Bishop of Birmingham and the Bishop of Exeter. He will join 25 other Anglican bishops in the House of Lords.
In a statement, the Bishop said: "I greatly look forward to fulfilling the responsibilities of a member of the House of Lords and although my concern will be the good of the whole of society, I hope my contribution to the Lords will be of special value to the life of Coventry and Warwickshire."
The Business Secretary Vince Cable MP says Jaguar Land Rover is going from strength to strength.
– Business Secretary Vince Cable MP
"Jaguar Land Rover's creation of 800 new jobs in Solihull to support new product development is a welcome boost for the UK automotive industry.
"The company's investment of £2 billion this year and 8,000 new jobs over the last two years shows how JLR goes from strength to strength.
"With support from the Government's Regional Growth Fund, it's a clear demonstration of where the Government working in partnership with the private sector can make a real difference to the UK economy."
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Unite the Union has welcomed Jaguar Land Rover's announcement of 800 new jobs at Lode Lane in Solihull.
– Tony Burke, Unite's assistant general secretary
Following the bad news from Honda last week, these new jobs are to be welcomed. They are part of JLR's ongoing expansion.
"Although the contracts are for one year, we hope that we can convert them into well paid, permanent jobs in the future. The Evoque is a very successful export leader so there is no reason why that can't happen in the future.
"The workforce at Solihull are highly skilled and have made a massive contribution to the success of the company here in the UK."