Tata considering joint engine development with Jaguar Land Rover

It’s been about three years since Tata bought Jaguar and Land Rover from one of America’s big top three - Ford - and now the company is thinking of taking the last few necessary steps to completely cut ties with the former owner. A new Tata annual report has been released stating that the company is considering a joint engine-development program with its Jaguar Land Rover unit. If pushed through, the new engine could cement the two brands’ independence from Ford.

"To optimize the synergistic strengths between JLR and Tata Motors in India, an examination is also under way on a joint engine development program which would have manufacturing facilities both in the U.K. and India," Ratan Tata said in a recent interview.

These new engines will be a big step for the Indian company, who are beginning to pick up speed with models like the Range Rover Evoque and the new Jaguar XK and XF . Our concern will be for future models which will need adequate engines to obtain proper performance numbers matching that of the Ford-built engines. Whether or not Tata has the ability to pull something like this off is still up in the air.


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The only major reason I see is that they are now lack of concept that could dominate the market.

It’s a good news to have a movement like this. I think this idea will create interest on enthusiast to wait for that moment.

It’s a good news to have a movement like this. I think this idea will create interest on enthusiast to wait for that moment.

It’s good to hear that they are gearing-up with this collaboration. I’m only looking forward to on the result of this joint development project.

They should really collaborate with Jaguar since the latter is known a trusted and reliable automotive company. There is no doubt that they will both produce an efficient engine.

If Tata Motors truly combine engine development of Jaguar and Land Rover, the cars from their production will become extraordinary. They could create ideas of perfect features and with that, they can gather different awards of excellency!

If Tata Motors truly combine engine development of Jaguar and Land Rover, the cars from their production will be become extraordinary. They could create ideas that come up with perfect features and gather different awards of excellency! Why not?!

The engine performance is quite remarkable even its exterior style and platform design. It is totally a complete package for me.

I can see an interesting future competition in the market. I was so impressed with the engine performance of the car.

Actually, I can see a better future for the Jaguar from the day that Tata has brought this brand. This is really an impressive boost in the performance of the car.

Well, it is a good idea that they are going to merge, but for me, it depends on the manufacturers, some merging can cause collapse on the project, because some of the manufacturers are pulling down each other.

Well, if that’s the plan, I don’t see any bad things on this one. I like it when different
manufacturers merged to a project. It really brings a good result.

Agreed. Jaguar XK and XF have an impressive speed performance as well as the Range Rover. I wonder why they sold those successful brand to the Tata?

Have they forgot the ranking of Ford in the survey for the number of announced recall. Well, I wonder on how is there competition with the GM and Japanese market?

why the hell did ford sell them to tata in the first place? these were brands i looked up to now some no name company buys now they ll spoil it!

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