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Magna adds Jaguar SUV to contract manufacturing line-up

E-PACE production is expected to begin in Q4.

July 17, 2017   by PLANT Staff

GRAZ, Austria — Jaguar Land Rover has selected Magna to manufacture its Jaguar E-Pace SUV at the auto parts giant’s contract manufacturing facility in Graz, Austria.

E-PACE production is expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2017. It is the second model Magna will contract manufacture for Jaguar, following the announcement of the Jaguar I-PACE in December 2016. Production of the I-PACE is planned to start in the first quarter of 2018.

Including the Jaguar E-PACE, Magna will be manufacturing five different models by the first quarter of 2018. The others are Jaguar I-PACE, BMW 5 Series, BMW 530e plug-in hybrid, and Mercedes-Benz G-Class.

Magna, based in Aurora, Ont., has 321 manufacturing plants and 102 product development, engineering and sales centres in 29 countries.

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