Investment will bring number of jobs up to 11,000 and create new Engine Manufacturing Centre.
Jaguar is en route for increased sales through an expansion of their lineup. But, in order to do that, major investment is needed, and that’s just what the English manufacturer is getting.
Thanks to a £1.5 billion investment, Jaguar will be entering the mid-size segment yet again and the new model might be called the X-Type.
JLR says “it will be the most efficient, advanced and refined premium sports sedan ever seen in the C/D segment.” We hope that proves to be true.
Jaguar Land Rover Announces Most Significant Technological Investment in Recent History
- Land Rover Unveils Range Rover and Range Rover Sport Hybrid Models – the World’s First Premium Diesel SUV Hybrids With Full All terrain Capability
- Jaguar Reveals C-X17 Design Study and Confirms All-New Mid-sized Jaguar Sports Sedan
- Jaguar Land Rover to extend leadership in aluminium and lightweight technologies with all- new aluminum monocoque architecture
- 1,700 new jobs to be created at Solihull to support product range expansion
- Jaguar to benefit from £1.5 billion product creation investment
FRANKFURT – Jaguar Land Rover today announced an investment approaching £1.5 billion to introduce an all-new technically-advanced aluminium vehicle architecture in forthcoming models.
To support this strengthening of the Jaguar product portfolio 1,700 new jobs will be created in the UK at their Advanced Manufacturing Facility in Solihull.
Dr. Ralf Speth, Jaguar Land Rover Chief Executive Officer, announced the major investment at the Frankfurt Motor Show to deliver an enhanced range of models for both the Jaguar and Land Rover brands in new segments and markets.
The first new model to utilise this innovative architecture will be an all-new mid-sized sports sedan from Jaguar. Launched in 2015, it will be the most efficient, advanced and refined premium sports sedan ever seen in the C/D segment.
This vehicle will feature the first engine to be built at Jaguar Land Rover’s new £500m Engine Manufacturing Centre. The plant will build the new family of high-output, fuel efficient petrol and diesel engines for Jaguar Land Rover. The new 1,700 jobs at the Solihull site in the Midlands will bring the total number of UK manufacturing jobs announced by Jaguar Land Rover over the last three years to almost 11,000.
Jaguar also revealed its first ever sports crossover concept vehicle – the C-X17 – which was created as a design study to introduce the all-new aluminium monocoque architecture. The C-X17 concept illustrates the diversity of vehicles that could be produced using the architecture such as the four-seater sports crossover.
The inherent flexibility of this all-new technology will enable the Jaguar Land Rover business to not only enter but compete in exciting new segments, creating new markets for both brands and deliver a wider range of compelling products tailored specifically for our demanding customers.