Jaguar Land Rover announced on Tuesday (23) that it has returned to producing the Range Rover Evoque at the Itatiaia (RJ) plant. The model, one of the best sellers of the English car manufacturer, stopped being manufactured in Brazil in 2019 and, since then, has arrived in the imported country.
The largest car manufacturer in the UK, the company celebrated the resumption of operations with an event that was attended by the authorities and executives of the company.
“We are delighted to resume production of a luxury vehicle like the Evoque on national soil,” Jaguar Land Rover Latin America and Caribbean President Frédéric Drouin said.
“The resumption of Evoque production shows that Rio de Janeiro is once again a center of attraction for business. It also demonstrates the car company’s confidence in the government’s efforts to ensure the competitiveness and growth of the industry, generating investment, employment and income for the residents of Rio. de Janeiro”, commented the governor Cláudio Castro.
To return to manufacturing the Range Rover Evoque in Italy, the plant underwent a rigorous modernization process, which included the installation of a Restoration Clinic, a unique operation to restore the brand’s classic vehicles to the factory in the region.
The south of the state is home to the second largest automotive hub in Brazil. The regional automotive group is made up of 23 large related companies, including car manufacturers and distributors, all located in the municipalities of Resende, Porto Real and Itatiaia.
“The companies that make up this group generate 15 thousand direct jobs in the industrial area and are one of the drivers of economic development for the government. The oil and gas industry”, emphasized the secretary of Economic Development, Energy and International Relations, Vinicius Farah.