Jaguar Land Rover plans to gradually resume production from 18th May, starting with manufacturing plants in Solihull in the UK as well as in Slovakia and Austria.
In China, we are beginning to see recovery in vehicle sales and customers are returning to our showrooms. Our joint venture plant in Changshu has been in operation since the middle of February. The Changshu plant produces the Range Rover Evoque, Discovery Sport, Jaguar XE long wheelbase, XF long wheelbase, and E-Pace for the Chinese market.
As countries are relaxing distancing guidelines and retailers are reopening around the world, the restart of production at our other plants will be confirmed in due course.
The health and wellbeing of our employees is our first priority. We are developing robust protocols and guidelines to support a safe return to work. We will adopt strict social distancing measures across our business and are currently evaluating a number of different measures to ensure we protect and reassure our workforce when they begin to return to work.
We continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and follow the guidance of all relevant authorities in the markets in which we operate.
Jaguar Land Rover is doing whatever it can to support its communities through the current situation. The company’s thoughts are with those directly affected by COVID-19 and with the healthcare professionals, whose role in combating this virus is appreciated by all.