Jaguar Land Rover will set up facility in India to manufacture engines
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- 03:33 pm, March 08, 2012
The facility will produce engines for lower JLR range and also Tata vehicles.
Jaguar Land Rover confirmed at the Geneva Motor Show that they are mulling a new engine manufacturing facility in India. Tata owned luxury car brand will set up a hi-tech engine programme – like the one recent established in UK plant for an investment of 355 million pounds. The facility will concentrate on developing lower spec engines that will cater to India and other emerging markets.
JLR also divulged further details of the firm’s long-term strategies – the company plans to split its offering into premium range and lower range. The premium range will be manufactured in UK facility while the lower range will be exclusive produced in India. The engines manufactured in India will also be available for Tata vehicles.
JLR has declined to give any information on the timeframe or investment, but has confirmed that total input will be lesser compared to UK facility. This will be the first JLR facility outside UK – which was expected sooner or later, due to their Indian ownership. Indian facility will certainly help JLR reduce prices and help them compete with their German rivals.
First Published on 03:33 pm, March 08, 2012
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