NEW DELHI: Tata Motors is looking forward to synergise functions with its Britain-based subsidiary Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) to set up a manufacturing facility for the two iconic brands in India.
Mr Ratan Tata, Chairman, Tata Motors, said, “We started assembling models of Land Rover here. We are looking at manufacturing down the road. Economies and skills of India will be available and we do have access to technology in JLR today.”
However, at present the company has no plans to acquire any other global brand.
The company is not only looking to assemble Land Rovers in India, rather it is also holding discussions with Fiat for engine supply and other joint venture possibility further.
Early last year, Tata Motors' UK-based unit Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), has opened its first assembly plant in India at Pune aimed to assemble sports utility vehicle (SUV) Land Rover’s Freelander 2 from completely knocked down (CKD) kits imported from the Halewood manufacturing plant in Liverpool, UK.
In Indian market, JLR sells imported XJ, XF and XK sedans from the Jaguar range and the Freelander, Discovery and Range Rover SUVs from Land Rover.