Tata to build Jaguar Land Rover cars at Tamil Nadu factory

Some reports suggest that the new factory could be used to manufacture JLR's upcoming EVs.

Tata Motors has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the government of Tamil Nadu to set up a new manufacturing unit in the state. The new $1 billion facility will be used to manufacture Jaguar Land Rover models.

If the latest reports are true, then it would be the first time that JLR cars would be manufactured in India from the ground up. It is said that the factory will not only build cars for the domestic market but will also serve as an export hub.

Tata Motors acquired the British luxury brand in 2008. The company currently has factories in the UK, China, Brazil and Slovakia. JLR models sold in India are either imported as completely built units (CBUs) or assembled using CKD kits at a plant near Pune.

Tata Motors announced its plans to set up a plant in Tamil Nadu in March. However, the company did not disclose any details regarding the type of vehicles that would be manufactured there. It is still not clear as to which JLR models would be built at this facility, but some reports suggest that it is likely to be used to manufacture the brand’s upcoming EVs.

Source: Reuters
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