Jaguar to Open 10 Dealerships in India
According to Autonews, the new dealerships of the British brand will be located in India's major cities, including Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad. And the plans Tata has for the Brits don't end here.
The Indian carmaker will begin manufacturing some Land Rover models in India starting the middle of 2011. The plant where the models will be produced is nearly ready, said Rohit Suri, a Tata Motors executive.
Tata plans to push Jaguar Land Rover's production hubs into the other booming Asian market, China. The company is looking to set up a local joint venture which will lead to the creation of an automotive plant Nanchang, the capital of Jiangxi Province in southeastern China.
The facility will have an annual production capacity of 50,000 vehicles (JLR hopes to sell as many as 20,000 Land Rover units and 5,000 Jaguar vehicles in China in the 2010-2011 fiscal year).
What's more, Tata already announced plans to work together with Jaguar land Rover JLR for the development of powerplants.
"It is an exercise, a co-operation to be undertaken," a Tata Motors spokesman was quoted as saying by just-auto.com. "We don't know a date to announce - it is an exercise to explore Jaguar development of engines. There are no particular models so far."