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Jaguar Land Rover signs deal to build plant in Slovakia

Jaguar Land Rover signs deal with government to build new major plant in Slovakia

Jaguar Land Rover signs deal to build plant in Slovakia

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) -- Jaguar Land Rover has signed a deal with the Slovak government to build a new plant for the luxury car maker in Slovakia.

The U.K.-based company, which is owned by India's Tata Motors, is planning a plant near the city of Nitra, about 100 kilometers (65 miles) west of the capital, Bratislava, that could produce up to 300,000 cars a year.

"It's a great success for Slovakia," Prime Minister Robert Fico said after a signing ceremony on Friday.

The plant should open in 2018 and create up to 4,000 jobs.

Slovakia is a regional car-making powerhouse with Germany's Volkswagen, France's PSA Peugeot Citroen and South Korea's Kia Motors Corp. all having a major plant in this Central European country of 5.4 million.


Updated : 2021-09-24 02:48 GMT+08:00