Passenger Vehicles

JLR confirms E-Pace to be built in Europe and Asia

by Autocar Pro News Desk Jul 14, 2017

The all-new Jaguar E-Pace, which had its global reveal yesterday, is to be built in Europe and Asia. From late 2017, the compact SUV will be the first vehicle to be produced as part of Jaguar Land Rover’s contract manufacturing agreement with Magna Steyr, an operating unit of Magna Inc, in Austria. It will be joined by the all-electric Jaguar I-Pace from 2018.

The E-Pace will also be manufactured at Chery Jaguar Land Rover’s state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in Changshu. This will be exclusively for Chinese customers and the car will go on sale in China in 2018.

“The UK is the heart and soul of our manufacturing, design and engineering capabilities. However, with our UK facilities operating close to capacity, our contract manufacturing partnership with Magna Steyr and our joint venture in China provide additional volume, agility and flexibility to deliver the new Jaguar E-Pace alongside our other exciting vehicle launches this year,” said Wolfgang Stadler, executive director – manufacturing.

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Designed and engineered in the UK, the Jaguar E-Pace is a five-seat, compact SUV that packs the design and performance of a Jaguar sports car into a spacious, practical and connected all-wheel drive vehicle. It joins the I-Pace Concept all-electric SUV and the World Car of the Year-winning F-Pace performance SUV. With around 80,000 vehicles sold since launch in 2017, the F-Pace is the fastest selling Jaguar in the company’s history. 

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