JLR, Tata motors plan joint engine development
Jaguar Land Rover and its Indian parent Tata Motors are looking at joint engine development with production centres in both the UK and India. HT reports.autos Updated: Jul 20, 2011 01:46 IST
Jaguar Land Rover and its Indian parent Tata Motors are looking at joint engine development with production centres in both the UK and India. Also, Jaguar Land Rover, which started assembly of its Freelander in India two months ago, may launch more models here.
"To optimise the synergetic strengths between JLR and Tata Motors in India, an examination is also underway on a joint engine development programme, which would have manufacturing facilities both in the UK and India," said Ratan Tata, chairman, Tata Sons, in the company's annual report released on Tuesday.
According to experts, this would mean JLR developing low-cost smaller capacity engines. "JLR is now depending on Ford for engines. This should continue for another 5-7 years. Going forward, the capabilities of both Tata Motors and Tata Technology Centre in India will be playing a part in the development of JLR engines," said an auto expert.