Land Rover is today, May 21 2010, celebrating another milestone achievement – the 200,000th Freelander 2 has rolled off the line at its plant in Halewood, Liverpool, just three years after production began. The vehicle, a Freelander 2 TD4_e in Biscay Blue, is destined for a customer in the UK. Halewood Operations Director, Michael Straughan said, 'This achievement is thanks to the Halewood workforce, who have continuously driven improvements since the launch of Freelander 2 to maximise customer satisfaction. I'd like to congratulate the Halewood workforce on this team achievement.
The Freelander 2 became the first SUV vehicle in the world to use intelligent Stop/Start technology in early 2009. Since then, Stop/Start has been fitted as standard to all diesel manual Freelander 2 vehicles and accounts for almost 50% of Freelander 2 sales globally. The positive sales trend continues for Land Rover globally with sales up 29.7% for April and 35.2% year to date. The UK remains the largest market for Freelander 2 with sales up 79.3% year to date.