Land Rover builds and sells 400,000 cars a year, and while many are made in the UK, the company is rapidly expanding its overseas production.
The UK still builds the majority — Halewood the ‘D8’ steel-platform Evoque/Discovery Sport, and Solihull the alloy-bodied ‘D7u’ Range Rover/Range Rover Sport and steel-bodied ‘T5’ platform Discovery.
Solihull will shortly close down the T5 line and switch production of the new alloy-bodied Discovery to the ‘D7u’ line where the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport are built.
It is very likely that the 2017 Range Rover Sport Coupé will be made at Solihull too, on the plant’s second line, which currently assembles the Jaguar XE, XF and F-Pace.
However, the UK’s grip on Land Rover production is reducing rapidly, with three new overseas plants adding more than 300,000 units of capacity as part of owner Tata’s latest £4 billion investment in new plant and models.