Hatfields Celebrates Jaguar’s Halewood Investment
Hatfields are welcoming the announcement that Halewood in Merseyside has been chosen to build the new Land Rover Discovery Sport model.
Gareth Williams of Hatfields in Liverpool said "It's great to know that the next generation of Land Rovers will have it's roots firmly planted here on Merseyside, there is a special pride in seeing models like the Evoque fly out of the showroom knowing that each and every one h been built right here on our doorstep. Land Rovers have always been a firm favourite across the North of England and the popularity of our Hull, Liverpool and Pickering dealerships reflect that"
Dr Ralf Speth, CEO of Jaguar Land Rover "One of our four new products we are going to develop will be built here in Halewood in our factory in Liverpool. It will be manufactured here as part of our continuing investment in Halewood."
The workforce at the plant has trebled in the past four years with 24 hour operations and three separate shifts. The expansion has seen the number of vehicles produced quadruple.
The Discovery Sport is expected to be unveiled at this year's Paris Motor Show in October and will be available to buy in 2015. It represents the first model of an completely revamped Land Rover Discovery range. With the new range Land Rover is stating that the Discovery Sport will be "the most versatile and capable vehicle in the compact SUV segment".
Hatfields set up one of the first Jaguar dealerships in the word in the 1930s and have Jaguar and Land Rover dealerships throughout the north of England.