Magna to manufacture new Jaguar E-PACE compact SUV
Production will start later this year at Magna’s contract vehicle manufacturing facility in Graz, Austria.
Ontario-based auto parts maker Magna International Inc. will manufacture Jaguar’s E-PACE compact SUV at its contract vehicle manufacturing plant 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, joining the Jaguar I-PACE.
“We are proud to expand our partnership with Jaguar Land Rover and contribute to their new E-PACE compact SUV,” said Günther Apfalter, president of Magna Europe and Magna Steyr. “This second collaboration in just a short time emphasizes the agility and flexibility we provide automakers with our contract manufacturing capability.”
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.
Headquartered in Aurora, Ont., Magna has 321 manufacturing operations and 102 product development, engineering and sales centres in 29 countries.