Jaguar XE will be produced in China

January 2, 2015 at 00:53

Mid-size sedan Jaguar XE, which premiered at the last auto show in Paris, will be produced at the new plant in China, next to the Range Rover Evoque and Land Rover Discovery Sport factory in Changshu. A joint venture founded by the British Jaguar-Land Rover (JLR) and the Chinese company Chery. Organization of production sedan Jaguar XE is the part of an ambitious program for the development of the brand, including the launch until the end of 2016 three brand new models. In particular, the European sales XE will begin in May next year, is expected later presentation of a new generation of model XF, and in 2016 it is planned appearance of the first in the history of the brand SUV.

Jaguar XE pics

Jaguar XE picture

All three models will use a standardized aluminum platform, created jointly by designers Jaguar and Land Rover. Analysts predict that the new model will allow Jaguar to increase by 2017, global sales of about 200 thousand cars (in 2014 – 80,000).

Jaguar XE pics

Jaguar XE image

In JLR noted that the production capacity of the plant in Changshu should come out in 2016 to mark 130 thousand cars. In addition, in the future it is planned construction in China venture to produce engines. After its launch model XE is the first car brand, fully produced outside the United Kingdom. To date, Jaguar cars from kits collected at the plant in India.

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