MUMBAI, India—Jaguar Land Rover will spend an additional 1 billion British pounds ($1.6 billion) with U.K. suppliers over the next four years to meet strong demand for the Range Rover Evoque.
That comes on top of $3.2 billion worth of contracts awarded in March 2011 to more than 40 U.K. suppliers for the Range Rover Evoque factory at Halewood on Merseyside.
Jaguar Land Rover, which is owned by India’s Tata Motors, has tripled the workforce at the Halewood plant to nearly 4,500 over the last three years.
The company will also open a new logistics plant in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, creating 300 jobs.
Over 60,000 Range Rover Evoques have been sold since the sport utility vehicle went on sale in September.