The car manufacturer has announced plans to create 1,700 jobs after TATA Motors promised investment of £1.5 billion at the firm’s Solihull production base in the West Midlands.

Some of the money will be used to introduce aluminium chassis technology ‘across the board’.

Dr. Ralf Speth, Jaguar’s chief executive officer, said that all-aluminium vehicle architecture will make the company more competitive, flexible and efficient. He said the company was driven by design, technology and innovation and is committed to advancing the capability of the UK automotive sector and its supply chain.