Tata JLR launches fourth-generation Range Rover with £370m UK investment

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Tata JLR launches fourth-generation Range Rover
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Following a three-year engineering project and employing 1,000 workers across design, product development and manufacturing divisions, Tata’s Jaguar Land Rover is launching the fourth-generation Range Rover in September.

The company invested £370 million to upgrade its UK manufacturing facilities and increase productivity in preparation to launch the all-new Range Rover in 170 countries around the world.

The new fourth-generation Range Rover – JLR’s “refined Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) -- is available to order starting September for prices starting at £71,295, according to The Independent.

According to the company, the new vehicle is world's first SUV with lightweight all-aluminium construction, 20% lighter, with fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions reduced by 22%.

Customers will begin taking delivery of the new vehicles in early 2013, some 40 years after the first Range Rover was unveiled.

As part of the £370m investment package, Jaguar Land Rover has installed a new aluminium body shop for the latest Range Rover at the company's Solihull plant, near Birmingham, along with upgrades to paint-applications technologies and warehousing facilities.

The Range Rover forms part of JLR’s new model range. The carmaker is also set to launch the Jaguar XF Sportbrake and the new Jaguar F-Type sports car soon.

The company said it is spending around £1.3bn with suppliers around the world, with £800m of that in the UK alone, supporting an estimated total of 190,000 jobs in the UK supply chain.

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