Jaguar Land Rover to move ALL Discovery production to Slovakia

Land Rover Discovery moving to Slovakia from Solihull

GETTY MOVING Production of the Discovery is moving to the other side of Europe

The company said the switch, ending 30 years of Discovery production at the West Midlands factory, will take place in early 2019 and that agency workers are most at risk from the decision.

It is also still possible that the Jaguar J-Pace, the Discovery's sister vehicle, will be built in Solihull, possibly alongside a new family of electrified and electric Jaguar Land Rover cars coming next year, including the relaunched XJ and Road Rover EVs.

Britain's biggest auto maker says production will move from Solihull to Slovakia in eastern Europe early next year. However, before the 2019 Range Rover Evoque comes to the market, Land Rover has made a decision to discontinue the first generation three-door Range Rover Evoque globally due to low demand in sales.

Land Rover plant
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Fundamentally, the technology upgrade in Solihull will account for a third of the plant.

A JLR statement also detailed plans for a refit at the Halewood production facility in Liverpool ahead of the next Range Rover Evoque's launch next year - meaning the entry-level Range Rover will continue to be produced at the plant.

JLR employs some 40,000 people in total making it the UK's biggest auto manufacturer in terms of both output and heads.

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Jaguar Land Rover has announced an overhaul of its United Kingdom manufacturing operations, revealing plans for a new family of Range Rover models, and the moving of Discovery production to JLR's new facility in Nitra, Slovakia.

Last month, the company said fourth-quarter pretax profit halved to £364m on revenues of £7.6bn as demand for diesel vehicles slumped.

The group saw pre-tax profit slump to £364million in the three months to March 31, down from £676million in the same period past year.

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The slump came as demand for diesel vehicles dropped, while the auto maker also blamed uncertainty over Brexit and vehicle taxation.

Land Rover has discontinued the three-door Range Rover Evoque due to lacklustre sales.

Latest employee figures say there are 3,200 people employed at the Castle Bromwich site and a further 10,000 at Solihull.

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As well as new manufacturing plants in China and South America, JLR has struck a deal with carmaker Magna Steyr to build the both its Jaguar E-Pace and the all-electric I-Pace models in Austria.

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