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Jaguar Land Rover to expand engineering and design centre in Coventry

Jaguar Land Rover has revealed plans to expand its engineering and design centre in Whitley, Coventry.

The multi-million pound investment will house highly-skilled product development engineers and support the company’s creation of high technology ultra-low emission vehicles for its customers.

The manufacturer has completed the purchase of an additional 62 acres at Whitley, more than doubling the current 55-acre site.

Jaguar Land Rover's chief executive officer Dr Ralf Speth said: “Our expansion at Whitley will help ensure the sustainable growth of Jaguar Land Rover, with the development of ultra-low emission technologies.  Design leadership, technical innovation and engineering excellence lie at the heart of this responsible business and we are committed to investing in the skills needed to continue this success into the future.  Great people and great products are the essence of this great British company.”

The announcement of Jaguar Land Rover’s Whitley expansion follows the recent unveiling of the start of construction on the £150 million National Automotive Innovation Centre (NAIC), which will open at the University of Warwick in spring 2017.

The company’s strategy will see 50 major new and model year vehicle upgrades over the next five years.

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