Jaguar Land Rover Specialist divisions continue to grow | Industry - Car News Jul 2016

INDUSTRY
main article image

12:48 Wednesday 06 Jul 2016

In a boost to British manufacturing, Jaguar Land Rover has announced plans to grow its Special Vehicle Operations workforce by 250 before the end of the year.

The manufacturer has recently announced a new headquarters for Special Vehicle Operations, a division created in 2014, which it will share with Jaguar Land Rover Classic as part of a £30m joint investment.   The new Special Vehicle Operations Technical Centre in Coventry will incorporate all stages of the design and manufacture of the division’s products, with a new £7.5m home for Jaguar Land Rover Classic – housing sales, restorations, servicing, and parts – to open nearby later this year.

Special Vehicle Operations products include the Jaguar F-TYPE Project 7, the 200mph F-TYPE SVR, the Range Rover Sport SVR, and the Range Rover SVAutobiography, helping the division to achieve over 3,600 during the past financial year.

“Today we employ just over 1,000 designers, engineers and technicians across four divisions in Special Operations”, said Special Vehicle Operations boss John Edwards, “Now we have new facilities, technologies, products and services in place to exceed the demands of our most discerning customers all over the world.  I look forward to strengthening our team and delivering on this fantastic opportunity.  The vision for Special Vehicle Operations is to launch one new SVO car every year, on average, for at least the next four years.”

 

Carfinance247 banner


Click here to sign up for our monthly newsletter



Popular news stories

 
Hubcap animal sculptures
The new Porsche 911 GT3 RS unveiled
Audi R8 prices revealed   The new Lotus Evora 400

Hubcap animal sculptures

 

The new Porsche 911 GT3 RS unveiled

 

Audi R8 prices revealed

 

The new Lotus Evora 400


Comments
INDUSTRY
The new car market continues to thrive, with the Ford Fiesta remaining Britain's most popular motor.
NEW RELEASE
Kia has unveiled the new Sportage with a fresh design and tech filled interior
INDUSTRY
Covid-related supply problems continue to stall new car production
NEW RELEASE
The 2022 Ford Ranger has been teased in camouflage
NEW RELEASE
2022 Renault Megane E-Tech Electric revealed
NEW RELEASE
Ford Fiesta updated for 2021