Apr 30, 2019

JLR to build new Land Rover Defender in Slovakia

Jaguar Land Rover Jaguar Land Rover will build its next-generation Land Rover's Defender 4x4 in Slovakia rather than the UK. The current Defender model was built at the firm's Solihull factory near Birmingham until 2016. The firm says the new model has been designed and engineered in the UK and its new engines built in Wolverhampton. JLR also says it plans "Significant investment" at Solihull to support the production of its next generation of Range Rover and Land Rover models. More than two million were made in the West Midlands since the original Land Rover Series began production in Solihull in 1948. The new Defender will be built at the company's £1bn plant in Nitra in Slovakia, which opened in October 2018.

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