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Tata Motors, Jaguar Land Rover to collaborate on R&D

By Motortrend India Staff   |   07 September,2011

Tata Motor has decided to develop new vehicles for domestic and overseas markets using in-house research and the expertise gained through acquisition of Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), a top official of JLR said on Wednesday.

“We will be collaborating with Tata Motor’s R&D centers here and in the UK for research into new products that can be launched in India or somewhere else,” Mike Wright, executive director, Jaguar Land Rover, told reporters on the sidelines of an industry event organised by Society of Indian Automobile Manufacture (SIAM) at New Delhi.

According to Wright, the company’s ambitions to penetrate the Indian and the Chinese markets were well known and that it was keen to develop new products for these markets.

When asked about shifting some of assembly units in India for deploying volumes here, Wright said: “We have manufacturing facility in UK, any new facility would only be incremental to the existing ones and not the other way around.”

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