Jaguar will produce Discovery in Slovakia

The new plant will be the only place to produce the model expect for Solihull.

Jaguar symbolJaguar symbol (Source: SITA/AP)

Carmaker Jaguar Land Rover, will produce all of its new Discovery models in its two European plants: in Nitra (Slovakia) and Solihull (the United Kingdom).

With such decision it is responding to the large number of orders for the model.

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“The new Discovery is a hit for customers, which confirms our decision to start producing this car as the main product of the Slovak plant, alongside its production in the UK’s Solihull plant,” said Wolfgang Stadler of Jaguar Land Rover, as quoted by the SITA newswire.

The Slovak plant, which is expected to launch production in 2018, will increase the production capacity in Solihull, which currently covers the demands for production in three shifts, 24 hours a day in order to meet the global demands for the Range Rover, Range Rover Sport and new Jaguar F-PACE. These models have helped the carmaker to increase its sales by 23 percent year-on-year in October, SITA wrote.

The company will invest £1 billion into the new plant in Nitra, which should result in creating some 2,800 new jobs. The plant is expected to produce 150,000 vehicles a year.

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