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Jaguar Land Rover to create ANOTHER 1700 jobs

Tue, 10 Sep 2013

1700 new jobs created by JLR to build new smaller Jaguars like the Jaguar Crossover (pictured)

We’ve reported on the creation of more and more jobs in recent years by Jaguar Land Rover as Land Rover’s products, in particular, drive forward. But Jaguar is soon to undergo a transformation as a new, smaller range of cars and crossovers join the current lineup of F-Type, XF, XJ and XK to emulate the sales success Land Rover is enjoying, particularly with the Range Rover Evoque.

That means yet more new jobs at Land Rover – 1,700 at Solihull – taking the new jobs Jaguar has created in the last few years to 11,000 and an additional  £1.5 billion product creation investment.

A big part of the expansion for Jaguar Land Rover will come with cars built off the new iQ[Al] aluminium platform showcased with the Jaguar Crossover Concept (pictured above) at Frankfurt this week and destined to underpin the new smaller Jaguar in 2015, a car that should do for Jaguar what the Evoque has done for Land Rover and take the fight to the BMW 3 Series, Mercedes C-Class and Audi A4.

Ralph Speth, JLR CEO, said:

Today’s announcement signals Jaguar Land Rover’s ambitions to push the boundaries and redefine premium car ownership. At Jaguar Land Rover we place the customer at the heart of everything we do and the introduction of a world class all-new aluminium vehicle architecture means we will be more competitive, flexible and efficient delivering exciting new products for our customers around the world.

Jaguar Land Rover is a business driven by design, technology and innovation and this investment and level of job creation is yet further evidence of our commitment to advancing the capability of the UK automotive sector and its supply chain.

Not only will the new Jaguar smaller saloon be the first Jaguar to be built on the new aluminium platform, it will also be the first Jaguar to benefit from JLR’s  new engines to be built at the new £500m Engine Manufacturing Centre.

By Cars UK