Land Rover to Open Production Plant in Brazil

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Jaguar Land Rover is getting ready to open a new production plant in Brazil, Autocar reveals, adding that the automaker is already looking for a plant quality manager with “Portuguese language skills” through its careers website.
Jaguar Land Rover will join BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi, the latest car manufacturers to open production facilities in South America’s most important automobile market. Little is known about the company’s Brazilian plans, but word has it the Freelander could be the first Land Rover vehicle to be built in the new South American plant.

Earlier this year, Jaguar Land Rover CEO Dr. Ralph Speth said the factory would commence operations with assembly of kits supplied from the United Kingdom.

Last month, Audi announced plans to build A3 Sedan and Q3 models in Brazil starting 2015. Also, Mercedes-Benz will start producing the next-generation C-Class and GLA crossover in the same country in 2016.

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