The Tata group hosted His Excellency Li Keqiang, the Honorable Premier of the People’s Republic of China, at the global software development centre of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) in Mumbai today, during the Premier’s short visit to the city.
During his visit to the centre the Premier saw exhibits of the Range Rover Evoque and Jaguar XF models. The Evoque is the smallest, lightest and the most fuel efficient Range Rover ever produced. The multi award winning Jaguar XF is a sporting sedan that is locally assembled in Pune.
Jaguar Land Rover formed a joint venture agreement with China’s Chery Automobile in November 2012. The total investment in the joint venture is RMB 10.9 billion, which includes a manufacturing plant in Changshu. This will become Jaguar Land Rover’s first all-new manufacturing facility outside of the UK.
During 2012, China became Jaguar Land Rover’s largest global market and the country continues to be at the centre of its global strategy. In addition to providing great new products, over the past three years, Jaguar Land Rover has been investing in sales and after-sales infrastructure to develop an extensive dealer network in China with 163 authorized dealers.