Brazil – Jaguar Land Rover has confirmed that the Discovery Sport will be one of the first models to be built at its new manufacturing facility in Itatiaia, Rio de Janeiro State.
The new factory, which will see a total investment of 750m reais (£240m) by the end of 2020, will supplement UK production and have the capacity to build 24,000 vehicles annually for the Brazilian market. The first vehicle will roll off the production line in 2016.
The carmaker will also launch its ‘Inspiring Tomorrow’s Workforce’ programme as part of its CSR strategy in Brazil. This looks at improving the employability of out-of-work members of the local community in Itatiaia and nearby Resende.