Tata Motors to make Jaguar Land Rover cars at new Tamil Nadu plant; Report

Tata Motors is reportedly planning to build a $1 billion facility in Tamil Nadu to manufacture costly cars under the Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) brand, according to Reuters. The corporation previously revealed plans to invest in a new facility in March, but exact details about the models to be made are unknown.

The collaboration between Toyota Motors and JLR goes beyond the factory. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the licensing of JLR’s Electrified Modular Architecture (EMA) platform has already been signed by them. Tata’s forthcoming born-electric cars will be built on this platform; the first model is anticipated to be on sale in late 2024.


Plans for the Tamil Nadu plant were revealed in March, but neither the cars to be produced there nor the plant’s intended production capacity were disclosed. In addition to its three plants in Britain, JLR now builds cars in China, Brazil and Slovakia.

It’s interesting to note that JLR is reportedly considering partnerships with Chery, a well-known Chinese automaker known for its proficiency with electric vehicle (EV) platforms. According to the report, Jaguar is set to be the first brand to adopt Exeed’s battery-electric platform. There is a hypothesis that the release of Jaguar’s first vehicle on this platform may occur in the latter half of 2024.