Jaguar Land Rover made a splash at the Shanghai Motor Show in Shanghai, China! The Land Rover Range Rover Velar and the Jaguar I-PACE Concept made their Chinese debut.
In 2016, Jaguar Land Rover sold almost 120,000 vehicles in China, Jaguar Land Rover’s largest single market. After being a part of the Chinese market for just over a decade, Jaguar Land Rover has over 200 operational retailers, a Land Rover Experience Center, 10 apprentice training programs, and 3 training academies.
“Jaguar Land Rover is a technology company, creating world-class premium cars. Today, we have unveiled two revolutionary new vehicles – the Range Rover Velar and the Jaguar I-PACE Concept,” Dr. Ralf Speth, Jaguar Land Rover CEO, said. “Jaguar Land Rover constantly pushes the boundaries and this spirit is embodied in both of these vehicles. China is of huge importance to us. It is our largest single market and over the past seven years our success and brand influence have been strong not just in terms of sales but in the facilities we have built here and the jobs we have created.”
The Land Rover Range Rover Velar will be built exclusively in the United Kingdom and will be made of Jaguar Land Rover’s incredible lightweight aluminum intensive architecture. The Range Rover Velar will be powered by the latest ultra-clean UK-built Ingenium engines.
The Jaguar I-PACE is Jaguar’s first concept of a performance SUV. Engineers and designers have worked tirelessly to create a vehicle that does compromise Jaguar’s outstanding luxury or performance. The Jaguar I-PACE Concept promises a long-distance range, incredible performance, and quick charging times.
In addition to the reveal of the new vehicles, Jaguar Land Rover has plans to increase the capacity of their Changshu plant by 70,000 vehicles. They also plan to expand existing facilities (like the body shop) and build a new trim and final shop. Currently, the Jaguar XF Long wheelbase, Land Rover Discovery, and Range Rover Evoque are all built at the Changshu plant.