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Land Rover shift boost

THERE was finally good news for Land Rover staff this week, with the announcement that night shifts were to restart at the Lode Lane factory.

THERE was finally good news for Land Rover staff this week, with the announcement that night shifts were to restart at the Lode Lane factory.

The car marque stopped the shifts in the autumn.

But yesterday the company announced that it would be resuming night work on the Discovery, Range Rover and Range Rover Sport models from June 15 onwards.

Mark Foster, Land Rover spokesman, said: “It is fair to say that we do expect strong demand for new models and we need to adjust production levels to meet that demand. This has got to be a positive step - it is really about getting the balance right.”

Although car sales remain much lower than last year - last month Land Rover sales fell to 1,630 compared to 2,518 in May 2008 - there could be hope in sight. Land Rover is expecting strong interest in upgraded versions of the Discovery and Range Rover models.

 

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