Jaguar Land Rover has reached agreement to set up shop in Slovakia. Its new one-billion pound (1.38 billion euros) factory will be based at Nitra, where AeroMobil is developing what could be the first commercial flying car.
The facility will become JLR’s third overseas assembly plant confirming its rapid growth under Indian owners Tata Motors.
It will employ 2,800 workers to build a range of all-new aluminium vehicles.
One of the first models off the production line will be the Discovery Sport SUV; one report says the Land Rover Defender 4×4 may also be produced at the factory.
Slovakia has expanded as a car export hub, shifting towards upmarket vehicles in recent years.