JLR opens Rio plant

Rutherglen Reformer - - Motors -

Jaguar Land Rover has opened its first whol­ly­owned fac­tory out­side of the UK with a new £240 mil­lion pro­duc­tion plant in Brazil to build the Range Rover Evoque and Land Rover Dis­cov­ery Sport.

The fac­tory, which in­cludes an education and busi­ness cen­tre, is in Rio de Janeiro and will pro­duce mod­els for the Brazil­ian mar­ket where Land Rover al­ready has a 33 per cent stake of the premium SUV mar­ket.

Wolf­gang Stadler, JLR’s ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor for man­u­fac­tur­ing, said:“The open­ing of Jaguar Land Rover’s new world-class fa­cil­ity in Brazil marks the lat­est ex­cit­ing mile­stone in our global ex­pan­sion. Land Rover is al­ready Brazil’s mar­ket-leader for mid-sized premium SUVs, ac­count­ing for more than 30% of all sales in that seg­ment.”

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