Jaguar Land Rover to build new engine factory

Jaguar Land Rover to build new engine factory

Mumbai: Jaguar Land Rover, the UK unit of Tata Motors Ltd, will be investing in a new engine plant in Staffordshire, near Wolverhampton, the company said in a statement.

JLR has outlined an investment of £355 million in the facility that will make four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines.

As the company invests £1.5 billion a year for the next five years on product development, expanding the engine range will help realise the full global potential of the Jaguar and Land Rover brands, JLR chief executive officer Ralf Speth said.

“The all-new family of four-cylinder engines will increase JLR’s capability to offer high-performance engines with class-leading levels of refinement, whilst ensuring continued significant reductions in vehicle emissions," he said.

Mumbai-listed Tata Motors acquired Jaguar Land Rover in June 2008.