British premium carmaker Jaguar Land Rover and its Chinese partner, Chery Inc., are expected to roll out the first batch of domestically produced cars in the fourth quarter, Global Times reported Friday. Their Changshu plant in east China’s Jiangsu province will produce Land Rover and Jaguar-branded vehicles, as well as joint venture-branded automobiles, Chris Bryant, president of Chery Jaguar Land Rover Automotive Co., was quoted as saying. The 1.09 billion yuan (US$1.75 billion) plant will have an annual production capacity of about 130,000 vehicles. This is the first time that the British brand has fully manufactured vehicles outside Britain.
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