Jaguar moves Discovery output to Slovakia

Britain's biggest automaker, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), has previously said its next-generation Discovery will be built at its Slovakia plant and announced there could be some job cuts in Britain as a result.

Britain's biggest automaker, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), has previously said its next-generation Discovery will be built at its Slovakia plant and announced there could be some job cuts in Britain as a result. Moving production from Britain will slash several thousands of pounds off the cost per vehicle, the firm's Chief Finance Officer Ken Gregor said last year.
The new Range Rover and Range Rover Sport will however be built at the firm's central English Solihull plant on an architecture which is designed to allow for diesel, petrol, electric and hybrid models to be produced.
The announcement comes after the firm 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. The firm has also blamed Brexit for hitting demand in Europe's second-largest autos market, where demand fell 6% last year. The company, owned by India's Tata Motors, builds nearly one in three of Britain's 1.7m cars and is producing its first electric vehicle, the I-PACE, in Austria.
JLR's new factory in the Slovak city of Nitra is due to begin production by the end of the year and will have a capacity of up to 300,000 vehicles. It already employs 1,400 people there as it gears up to open.

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