Land Rover's latest offer protects UK customers from the VAT increase in January 2011. The offer applies to new build retail orders placed before 31st December 2010. Customers will avoid the increased VAT rate if their vehicle is registered and delivered between 4th January 2011 and 31st March 2011. The 2.5% VAT difference will be jointly funded by Land Rover and participating dealerships.
John Edwards, Managing Director for Land Rover UK said "protecting against the VAT increase means that customers can order with confidence, secure in the knowledge that the January tax hike will not affect their vehicle purchase. This move demonstrates that the interests of our customers continue to be at the heart of our business strategy."
Land Rover UK sales are up thirty percent year to date and the Land Rover Freelander 2 continues to be the best selling model globally with sale up year to date by nearly forty percent. The 2011 Land Rover Freelander 2 model range benefits from a new 2.2 litre diesel engine plus a new look exterior and interior upgrades including new instrument dials and a new Premium Pack option. The new turbo diesel engine features manual transmission and intelligent stop/start technology as standard.
Land Rover will also offer customers a 2WD derivative, available in the UK from January 2011. This will be called the Landrover Freelander 2 eD4 and it will be the most efficient Land Rover ever produced, with fuel consumption of 47.2mpg combined, and CO2 emissions of just 158g/km.