Novelis has announced it is supplying aluminium solutions for the all-new Jaguar XFL, the first Jaguar model from Chery Jaguar Land Rover Automotive Co., Ltd (hereinafter referred to as "Chery Jaguar Land Rover").
The XFL launched in China on August 29 and features a body-in-white made of 75 percent aluminiium, the highest aluminium content achieved by an automaker to date in the Chinese automotive marketplace.
Novelis' Changzhou plant in China is the local supplier for the Chery Jaguar Land Rover Changshu Plant, China's first purpose-built aluminium body shop. Most of the aluminium alloys featured in the Jaguar XFL come from Novelis' Changzhou Plant, with the remainder to be sourced from Novelis' Sierre plant in Switzerland. As China's first facility dedicated to manufacturing heat-treated aluminium automotive sheets, Novelis' Changzhou plant supplies aluminium to global automakers in Asia and beyond.
"Novelis has been working with Jaguar Land Rover to develop advanced automotive aluminium solutions for years, and we are honoured to be involved with the first Jaguar model of Chery Jaguar Land Rover," said James Liu, Managing Director of Novelis China, and Vice President, Automotive, Novelis Asia. He added, "With nearly 40 years of expertise in the global automotive industry and local production capabilities in China, Novelis is looking forward to deepening collaborations with Chery Jaguar Land Rover and further boosting automotive aluminium lightweighting applications within the Chinese market."