Land Rover cuts top model production

first_img Previous Article Next Article Land Rover cuts top model productionOn 20 Feb 2001 in Personnel Today Off-roadvehicle maker Land Rover has been forced to shed 200 jobs and cut production ofits top-selling model because it cannot get enough engines.ALand Rover spokesman said the firm will have to cut production of itsFreelander model because engine maker BMW has refused to raise engineproduction from 32,000 to 50,000.Ford,which bought the company after the break-up of the Rover Group last year, hadrequested more engines in order to meet demand.TheFreelander is now the best-selling off-road vehicle in Europe, but sales areexpected to drop 12 per cent to 74,000 because of the engine shortage.Unionleaders at the company’s Solihull plant were told last week that three-shiftproduction of Freelander will be cut to two shifts at the beginning of April.www.landrover.co.uk Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more