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Bosses at the the Merseyside car maker Jaguar Land Rover have announced plans to build a new vehicle at the Halewood plant.
More than 200 million pounds will be invested in the site and it will translate into hundreds of new jobs.
Rachel Townsend reports.
This is the design concept of the Land Rover Discovery Sport which will be made at the Jaguar Land Rover plant in Halewood.
It will go on sale next year.
Unions are welcoming the creation of two hundred and fifty jobs at the Merseyside car maker Jaguar Land Rover.
Bosses at the plant in Halewood have announced plans to build a new line of vehicles at the site.
More than 200 million pounds will be invested in production of the Discovery Sport.
Richard Else is the operations manager at Jaguar Landrover.
Unions have welcomed the £200 million investment at Jaguar Landrover leading to 250 new jobs.
Unite's national officer for the automotive industries Roger Maddison said:
"Unite members have shown that they have the skills and commitment to make Land Rover the world leader that it is."
“These new jobs are an important stepping stone to the creation of more such highly skilled jobs."
“The UK car industry has gone through a renaissance in the last decade and is once again at the forefront of British manufacturing, producing high quality vehicles, many of which are exported abroad."
“The bedrock of this achievement has been the good working relationship that the trades unions and employers have built up on the industrial relations front.”
250 new jobs are expected to be created in Merseyside at car manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover. The plant in Halewood have announced plans to build a new line of vehicles called the Discovery Sport at the site.
More than £200m pounds will be invested in production. The Halewood workforce is expected to treble over the next four years.