The Jaguar I-Pace battery electric vehicle is set to be built at the Magna facility in Graz, Austria.
Automotive News Europe quotes Jaguar Land Rover boss Ralf Speth as confirming that the groundbreaking new model - revealed as a concept at this week’s Los Angeles motor show - will be constructed at the facility.
Magna specialises in vehicle engineering and contract manufacturing and has a number of deals with major car companies. It will, for example, handle some production of the new BMW 5 Series in 2017.
It is a long-time supplier of components to JLR. Earlier this year the two companies announced a collaboration on a new aluminium casting facility in Telford that will be operated by Magna subsidiary Cosma International.
The definitive version of the I-Pace will be revealed in late 2017 before going on sale the following year, with 2019 expected to be the first full year of production. ANE also reports that the annual production capacity for I-Pace could be up to 13,000 units.