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Land Rover made in China?

Ford may be planning to move some Land Rover production facilities to China, according to some media reports in the country this morning.

Land Rover's China operations chief Bill Begg is reported as saying that the carmaker is currently 'evaluating the opportunities' of local manufacturing.

Mr Begg, who was speaking at the recent Beijing launch of the new Range Rover, revealed that the company may look to produce vehicles at Ford's existing joint venture plant in south west China's Chongqing municipality. That facility launched production of the Fiesta last month – a model which has already come in for criticism as an inferior version of the European product.

David Thursfield, Ford's executive vice-president, has also pointed to the possibility of other Ford brands being produced in China – including Land Rover and Volvo.

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