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Changshu, #China, 21 July 2017: Today, #jaguarlandrover has opened its Chinese engine plant as part of its RMB10.9 billion joint venture with Chery Automobile Ltd. The state-of-the-art facility will manufacture the all-new Ingenium 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine for future Chery #jaguarlandrover vehicles.
During the first six months of the year, #jaguarlandrover sales have increased by 26 per cent in #China. The new engine plant demonstrates Jaguar Land Rover’s long-term commitment to the Chinese market, providing customers with an exciting range of vehicles and powertrain options, as well as to its joint venture.
China continues to be an important market for #jaguarlandrover. Our sales have increased by 26 per cent during the first half of the year, driven by our discerning Chinese customers’ desire for new, exciting vehicles.
Our new engine plant in Changshu supports our strategy to become a more competitive global business. It will strengthen our international manufacturing capabilities and complement our existing facilities in the UK.QING PANEXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Operations began at Chery Jaguar Land Rover’s plant less than three years ago and since then it has manufactured more than 100,000 vehicles. It produces the Range Rover Evoque, Land Rover Discovery Sport and, exclusively for the Chinese market, the Jaguar XFL. In addition, it has confirmed that the all-new Jaguar E-PACE will be produced in Changshu from 2018.
Globally, #jaguarlandrover has made significant investments in new technology and environmental innovation in recent years. The start of production of the Ingenium engine in #China supports Jaguar Land Rover’s global vision to reduce emissions and improve fuel efficiency by making improvements in powertrain, continue its leadership in light-weighting and improve vehicle energy conservation – all without compromise for its customers.
Cutting-edge engine manufacturing technology
Mirroring its sister plant in the UK, the Chinese engine facility includes both machining and assembly halls to manufacture the most advanced engines #jaguarlandrover has ever produced. At more than 50,000 sq m, the new world-class facility contains a fully flexible production line with exactly 28 robots.
The premium, lightweight, four-cylinder Ingenium family uses the most flexible engine architecture created by #jaguarlandrover, making them efficient, powerful and capable.
Our new engine plant incorporates the latest cutting-edge engine manufacturing technologies from #jaguarlandrover to deliver the new Ingenium petrol engine to our Chinese customers and today’s opening ceremony is another important milestone for the team in Changshu.MURRAY DIETSCHPRESIDENT OF CHERY JAGUAR LAND ROVER
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