28 June, 2009
Jaguar Land Rover’s official entry to the fast-growing Indian car market was marked today by the opening of a flagship showroom facility at Ceejay House in Mumbai by Mr. Ratan N. Tata, Chairman of Tata Sons and Tata Motors.
Jaguar and Land Rover’s award-winning vehicles are well known around the world. Jaguar has become one of the world’s leading producers of beautiful fast cars. Land Rover produces the world’s most versatile all-terrain vehicles, combining refined luxury with a true breadth of capability.
The exciting new range of premium luxury vehicles available for the Indian market will include the Jaguar XF, XFR and XKR and Land Rover Discovery 3, Range Rover Sport and Range Rover. Further details, including specifications, are available on the new Jaguar India website (www.jaguar.in) and Land Rover India website (www.landrover.in).
Jaguar Land Rover has confirmed Tata Motors as its exclusive importer and the world-class Ceejay House facility in Worli, Mumbai, will offer a wide range of both Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles, with a dedicated showroom section for each brand. It aims to establish a benchmark experience in luxury car sales in India, with plans to develop the dealer network throughout 2009 and 2010.
Mr. Ratan N. Tata, Chairman of Tata Sons and Tata Motors, said: ‘We are extremely pleased and proud to introduce the Jaguar Land Rover brands in the Indian market and give the discerning Indian customer direct access to these prestigious brands, accompanied by a parts and service network. We hope that they will delight customers in India just as they have done in markets the world over.’
Mr. David Smith, CEO of Jaguar Land Rover, said: ‘Jaguar Land Rover is delighted to have officially opened our first showroom in India. It is an exciting time to be entering the Indian market, a country with increasing affluence and an economy which is still growing. We believe that the Indian market holds significant growth potential in the long term, and we hope to tap the demand for premium vehicles from discerning customers.’
About Jaguar Land Rover
Jaguar Land Rover is a business built around two great British car brands that design, engineer and manufacture in the UK. Jaguar Cars Limited, founded in 1922, is one of the world’s premier manufacturers of luxury saloons and sports cars. Since 1948 Land Rover has been manufacturing authentic 4x4s that define ‘breadth of capability’ in their segments. The Jaguar XF, XJ and XK models are manufactured at the company’s Castle Bromwich plant in Birmingham, while the Jaguar X-TYPE is produced alongside the Land Rover Freelander 2 at the Halewood plant in Liverpool. Land Rover’s Defender, Discovery 3, Range Rover Sport and Range Rover models are all built at the Solihull plant. The Jaguar Land Rover business employs some 15,000 people, predominately in the UK, including some 3,500 engineers at two product development centres in Whitley, Coventry and Gaydon, Warwickshire. The business is a major wealth generator for the UK with 78 percent of Land Rovers exported to over 160 countries and 70 percent of Jaguars exported to 63 countries, with sales to customers conducted principally through franchised dealers and importers.