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Queen Opens JLR Ingenium Engine Plant in Wolverhampton

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Jaguar Land Rover had quite an exciting day as it saw the Queen visit its new Ingenium engine plant that cost £500 million. The factory is located in Wolverhampton and will create 6,900 jobs for people. This factory represents the largest investment that JLR has made in in-house design and manufacturing in a generation. The Queen's presence at the opening is a symbol of just how important and significant this new factory is.

The new plant is the size of 14 football pitches. It also has the largest solar roof in the country. That roof produces enough electricity to power 1,600 homes. The factory includes a £150m investment in assembly robots and laser drilling. It is truly a state-of-the-art facility.

The factory will be producing JLR's new Ingenium family of engines. Those engines will make their first appearances in the Jaguar XE and the Land Rover Discovery Sport. The first engine to be produced is the 2.0-litre diesel engine. This Ingenium diesel engine beats the BMW 3-Series in terms of both performance and efficiency. In the future the Ingenium line of engines will be rolled out across the entire JLR range of vehicles.

A big moment for Jaguar Land Rover, and an important step in Discovery Sport production.
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the images from inside the plant are borderline surreal...

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Yea i was just going to post some more of these. It looks like something from the future but you can't tell if its distopian or utopian. Seems like they could add a bit of decor to make the workplace a bit more fun.

I like this picture best.

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This is some great behind the scene's coverage, i'll be even more happy once i see behind the scene's footage of these actually being produced.
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