Jaguar Land Rover is to build a US$700 million new, state-of-the-art advanced engine facility at Staffordshire, near Wolverhampton in the English Midlands. It will manufacture a family of all-new advanced technology low emission 4-cylinder JLR petrol and diesel engines.
Following a successful Frankfurt International Motor Show and recent discussions between Jaguar Land Rover and UK Government ministers, JLR has confirmed a US$700 million investment in a new facility to manufacture all-new,low-emissions engines in the UK.
The new advanced engine facility will be built at i54 South Staffordshire, a business park near Wolverhampton in the UK’s Midlands.
“As part of our long-term strategy for the JLR business, we will design, engineer and manufacture a new family of advanced engines. This is a major commitment for our company and we will produce these advanced, highly-efficient engines for future Jaguar and Land Rover models at a new facility in the UK” said Dr Ralf Speth, the chief executive officer of JLR.
“As we invest £1.5 billion a year for the next five years on new product developments, expanding our engine range will help us realise the full global potential of the Jaguar and Land Rover brands. The all-new family of 4 cylinder engines will increase JLR’s capability to offer high performance engines with class-leading levels of refinement, whilst ensuring continued significant reductions in vehicle emissions.”
The engine manufacturing facility is expected to create up to 750 engineering and manufacturing jobs at JLR, along with many more jobs in the supply chain and the wider UK economy.
The latest news comes as Jaguar Land Rover continues to benefit from a stronger product line-up, further strengthened recently by the launch of the Range Rover Evoque (pictured), and the new Jaguar XF with a four-cylinder turbo diesel engine.