Jaguar Land Rover has announced an renovate of a UK prolongation operations, including preparations for a new family of models, and a relocating of Discovery production to JLR’s new trickery in Nitra, Slovakia.
A JLR announcement detailed a refit taking place during a Halewood prolongation trickery forward of a subsequent Range Rover Evoque’s launch – definition a entry-level Range Rover will sojourn in Halewood for production. As good as this, “a poignant investment and record upgrade” in Solihull prepares a plant for other arriving Land Rover models, namely a subsequent Range Rover and Range Rover Sport built on an all-new architecture.
It’s approaching that the Jaguar J-Pace, a Discovery’s sister car, will be built in Solihull, alongside a new family of electrified and electric Jaguar Land Rover cars entrance subsequent year, including the relaunched XJ and Road Rover EVs. A association orator pronounced that a refit would giveaway adult additional ability from a Solihull factory. The Road Rover is expected before a start of a subsequent decade, as Land Rover celebrates a 70th anniversary subsequent year, whilw a Jaguar J-Pace is approaching in 2021.
No enlargement in a factory’s altogether area is planned, though JLR claims a designed boost in ability helps to futureproof a facility.
The opening of a Nitra plant was creatively dictated to take vigour off JLR’s UK factories, given a Solihull plant currently handles all Discovery production. Instead, Nitra will now furnish all Discovery models in a latest shake-up.
JRL expelled a matter about a move, saying: “The preference to pierce a Land Rover Discovery to Slovakia and a intensity waste of some agency-employed staff in a UK is a tough one though forms partial of a long-term prolongation plan as we renovate a business globally.”
In April, JLR laid off 1000 of a 40,000-strong UK workforce following a 21% downturn in UK demand, a 12% diminution in European direct in a initial 3 months of a year, and a 20.9% diminution until a finish of May.
Around 46,000 Discoverys are done annually in Solihull, with 80% of these streamer for unfamiliar markets. The pierce to Slovakia for Discovery prolongation takes outcome during a start of 2019. The Discovery creates adult around 10% of Land Rover’s sum sales.
2017 Land Rover Discovery to be built during new Slovakian plant
Driving a Land Rover Discovery to JLR’s new Slovakian plant