Jaguar Land Rover bring the jobs!

13 January 2015

Jaguar Jaguar Land Rover are claiming they will create 1,300 new jobs at their Solihull plant! The extra workforce will build Jaguar's new F-PACE SUV at the branch in the West Midlands.

Jaguar Land Rover have already stumped up £1.5 billion in the plant, so it can increase production, also bugling that the workforce there has doubled in the last three years.

Overall, Jaguar Land Rover currently employs 30,500 people in the UK.

The car, called the Jaguar F-PACE, will be based on its C-X17 concept car, and was unveiled at the Frankfurt motor show in 2013. The new model is due to go on sale in 2016.

Jaguar Land Rover's UK executive director, Mike Wright, told the BBC the new vehicle would not be a "gas guzzler".

"We spend about £3.5bn on our product investment each year and one thing that we really focus on is making sure that our future cars are both economic in terms of fuel economy, in terms of CO2. This car's going to be built at one of the world's biggest aluminium body shops at Solihull that we've invested a huge amount of money in over the last couple of years. So gas guzzling? No".

Jaguar Land Rover have said they wanted the new model to be worked on in Britain to give its cars a "crafted with that special British flair". So fag butts and clearing off for skinful at lunchtime will be demanded, no doubt.

Jaguar Land Rover said it had sold 462,678 vehicles globally last year - a rise of 9% year-on-year - and the fifth consecutive year that sales have grown. China saw the strongest growth, with sales up 28%, while in the UK sales rose 7%.

TOPICS:   Motoring

1 comment

  • Mike H.
    That should read, 1300 new 'contract' jobs.

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