Come Sunday, India’s automobile industry will achieve a unique distinction of showcasing both the world’s cheapest car Nano and two of the costliest brands -- Jaguar and Land Rover -- from the Tata Group.
After acquiring the two British marques last year, the country’s largest auto maker Tata Motors will formally launch the Jaguar and Land Rover (JLR) showroom in India on June 28. And, within a few days, Ratan Tata’s dream car Nano -- touted as the world’s cheapest -- will hit the roads.
The two iconic brands will sell a range of vehicles in the country, including Jaguar’s XF and XKR, and Land Rover’s Discovery and Range Rover.
JLR is likely to begin selling its range of premium performance saloon cars and sports utility vehicles in the Indian market later this year, for which Tata Motors is the exclusive importer.
The premier car division, formed by the Tata Motors Passenger Car Business unit, will distribute the cars in the country and open the first showroom at Ceejay House in Mumbai.
The brands have their presence in the country in very small numbers through some independent importers.