JLR might set up engine manufacturing facility in India
Tata Motors owned Jaguar Land Rover has plans to set up facility to manufacture engines back home in India, which will satisfy the demands in India.
The company is investing 355 million Pounds in engine plant in UK and said the investment could be lesser for setting up Indian facility. Jaguar Land Rover CEO, Ralf Speth, said to journalists at ongoing Geneva Motor Show that they already started building high-tech engine facility at Europe with the UK plant.
“The step two would be to go to India and then in India set up another facility with similar advanced technology in terms of inner equipment at the plant, and then deliver lower specification engines for the Indian market,” he said in exact words at the Motor Show.
The idea of setting up unit in India is to have premium and lower range of engine. While the premium engines would continue to be manufactured at UK plant, the lower range engines would be made in India.
Ralf also commented on the growth of JLR in India. According to him, JLR is growing fastest in India and they can’t overtake BMW, Mercedes or Audi in India because their product portfolio includes smaller vehicles in India.