Jaguar Land Rover said it will build its next-generation Land Rover Discovery in Slovakia, the first model chosen for the 1 billion pound ($1.25 billion) plant which is due to open in 2018.
The luxury carmaker, owned by India’s Tata Motors, picked Slovakia in 2015 as the location for the new factory that will have an annual output of up to 300,000 vehicles and is one of the country’s biggest foreign direct investments.
JLR currently builds the Discovery at a capacity-constrained plant in Solihull, central England. Production of the SUV will continue in the UK after the Slovakia plant comes on line.
The new plant is under rapid construction in the town of Nitra, featuring a large expo/congress center, while being just 100 km from the capital city Bratislava and 150 km from Vienna International Airport. These and other factors make Nitra a great spot for automotive conferences and other MICE functions. Feel free to contact us for more details on automotive topics related to MICE.
Sources: Jaguar Land Rover 2016, Automotive News Europe 2016, Tour4u 2017