Land Rover is set to add 275 new jobs at its Solihull plant in the United Kingdom.
Based in the West Midlands, the 275 manufacturing positions at Solihull were created in response to stronger demand for Land Rovers this year. In March, the British off-roading icon moved a record number of new vehicles in any month of the brand’s 62-year history, with more than 11,300 sold worldwide. This sum was 67 percent higher than March 2009 and cued the call for putting an ad in the classifieds. The Solihull facility produces the unavailable-in-the-U.S. Defender, Discovery 4 (LR4 in the U.S.), Range Rover, and Range Rover Sport.
“It comes as a result of a phenomenal response received from customers and the media to the 2010 model year range, giving Land Rover an incredible start to the year,” said Phil Popham, Land Rover managing director.
Stateside, the Range Rover Sport and LR4 have been the brand’s hot sellers. Land Rover sold 2749 vehicles in April (up 10 percent) with the aforementioned models accounting for two-thirds of all sales.
Source: Land Rover