Land Rover planning factory in Saudi Arabia
Indian-owned Land Rover has signed a “letter of intent” with Saudi Arabia’s National Industrial Clusters Development Programme, which could be the first step in opening their first factory in the Kingdom.
Land Rover and the Saudi government entity will now “begin a detailed feasibility study together, to determine the viability of setting up an automotive facility” with locally-sourced materials such as steel and aluminium. This means nothing is set in stone yet, so don’t get worried about Saudi-built Range Rovers just yet, at least not until 2017. However, you need to be worried about possible Range Rovers built in China and India soon, because those plans are surely going ahead as announced.