Published: Tue, June 12, 2018
Finance | By Claude Patterson

Jaguar Land Rover to move Discovery production to Slovakia

Jaguar Land Rover to move Discovery production to Slovakia

A JLR statement also detailed plans for a refit at the Halewood production facility in Liverpool ahead of the next Range Rover Evoque's launch next year - meaning the entry-level Range Rover will continue to be produced at the plant.

In a statement, JLR said: "This significant investment and technology upgrade in Solihull in order to accommodate our next-generation of flagship Land Rover models, and the refit of our Halewood plant for the next Evoque, is proof that we remain committed both to the United Kingdom and to transformation and growth". The move to Slovakia for Discovery production takes effect at the start of 2019.

Monday's announcement comes after JLR said this year it will cut 1,000 jobs and reduce production at two of its English factories as demand for diesel cars slumps in the face of higher taxes and a regulatory crackdown.

JLR will build Discovery SUVs in its new plant in Slovakia.

Jaguar Land Rover is to move all production of its Discovery from the United Kingdom to Slovakia in a move that could lead to the loss of jobs.

Jaguar Land Rover is set to cut more jobs in Britain as it moves all production of its Discovery SUV to lower-cost Slovakia before building its new Range Rover at an English factory.

So far in 2018, 77,727 Jaguar cars have been sold while a further 188,443 Land Rovers have been bought across the world.

The company, owned by Tata Motors Ltd, will create a new factory platform at its Solihull, U.K., plant that will enable the production of cars in electric, petrol and diesel versions, said people familiar with the matter, asking not to be named because the information isn't public.

Land Rover has discontinued the three-door Range Rover Evoque due to lacklustre sales. Also our latest Range Rover and Range Rover Sport models, including plug-in hybrid options, have been performing particularly well in key markets.

"With deliveries starting this summer we expect demand to be strong".

As well as new manufacturing plants in China and South America, JLR has struck a deal with carmaker Magna Steyr to build the both its Jaguar E-Pace and the all-electric I-Pace models in Austria.

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