Tata Motors owned Jaguar Land Rover planning US factory

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Tata Motors owned Jaguar Land Rover is reportedly mulling about manufacturing possibilities in the US, with the West Midlands based British manufacturer scouting for possible locations in the southern states of the United States to set up a manufacturing plant.

If and when it happens, the plant would be the first of its kind by a British manufacturer on American soil. Post its acquirement by Tata Motors back in 2008, JLR has seen a rise in fortunes, having sold about 425,000 vehicles last year globally. An eight of that came from North America, which accounted for about 55,000 vehicles.

Apart from that, JLR is also set to inaugurate its brand new 130,000-vehicle, Chinese factory in Changshu, Jiangsu province, with the first Chinese assembled Land Rover Evoque expected to roll out tomorrow. Later this month they are also poised launch their i54 engine plant in Wolverhampton at an investment of 500 million-pounds.

However, Jaguar has recently dismissed these US plans as “speculations”, while stating that construction for their upcoming Brazil plant should also start by the of this year.

Source: ETAuto

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