JLR plans engine plant, Freelander CKD starts

Jaguar Land Rover is likely to set up an engine manufacturing plant in India. Tata Motors plans to increase its footprint in India and hence may have taken this call.

The plant which the company plans to build in India will be on the similar lines as the one build in UK.  The new plant will manufacture engines of up to 2-litres. The India plant will come up only after the UK plant is up and running.

Land Rover also begun production of the Freelander in India. The production line is located  in Tata Motors section which was used earlier by Mercedes.

The production of the Freelander will be followed by by, probably the Discovery 4 or the new Evoque, and  the third product likely to be assembled here will be the Jaguar XF. Jaguar has recently added the XF diesel and unveiled the facelifted XF internationally. We hope Jaguar starts assembly operations with the facelifted XF which could help to bring costs down.

Source: Autocar India