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Land Rover Discovery UK production to cease

By Tristan Tancredi, 13 Jun 2018 News

Land Rover Discovery production

Land Rover shifts the Discovery’s assembly plant to Slovakia.

LAND Rover will cease the UK production of its Discovery and shift its tools to a new assembly plant in Slovakia.

According to Bloomberg, however, the iconic British brand is still committed to its Solihull, England, plant and will instead utilise its facility to “accommodate a new generation of electric cars”.

Land rover disco

Solihull will also remain the manufacturing plant for both the Ranger Rover and Range Rover Sport; while the Disco Sport will continue to be produced at Land Rover’s Halewood facility.

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“This significant investment and technology upgrade in Solihull in order to accommodate our next-generation of flagship Land Rover models, and the refit of our Halewood plant for the next Evoque, is proof that we remain committed both to the UK and to transformation and growth,” Jaguar Land Rover said by email to Bloomberg.

Land rover discovery engine

Short-term job losses are expected to hit British workers, but the decision to focus on an electric future should pave the way for jobs down the track.

The 2018 4X4OTY-winning Discovery won plaudits for its go-anywhere off-road ability combined with its on-road prowess.

The UK production of the Discovery is expected to be all wrapped up by early 2019.