Published on : Jan 13, 2015
Jaguar Land Rover has announced that there will be 1300 new jobs that will be created to build the company’s first SUV. The workers will be employed at Jaguar’s Solihull plant in the West Midlands.
Jaguar has invested £1.5 billion in the Solihull plant that will allow it to boost production. The company also said that the workforce at the plant has been nearly doubled over the past three years, totaling to 9,450 workers.
There are currently 30,500 jobs in the U.K. created for Jaguar Land Rover.
The new release by Jaguar is called the F-PACE. The model is based on their older concept car, C-X17. The concept car was previously launched at the Frankfurt motor show in 2013. The new release will be available in the markets in 2016.
Contrary to previous beliefs, said Mike Wright, the Jaguar Land Rover U.K. executive director, the vehicle will not be a gas guzzler. He added that the company spends almost £3.5 billion per year on product investments. They prefer to focus on ensuring that the cars released in the future are conservative in fuel consumption as well as low on CO2 emissions.
Wright stated that the new car will be built at one of the largest aluminum body shops at Solihull. The company has invested heavily on developing the plant over the past few years with every intention of making the new cars economic in terms of fuel.
Tata Motors, to whom the luxury car brands belongs to, said that the cars production will be based in the U.K. because they want the car to be crafted with that special British flair.