Jaguar Land Rover: The Jaguar, Range Rover, Discovery and Defender brands have specific expansion plans in India, a Jaguar Land Rover spokesperson revealed.
Delhi: Tata Motors’ Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has announced that it will introduce eight battery-electric vehicles by 2030. Currently, JLR (Jaguar Land Rover) sells only the Jaguar i-Pace EV in India. It also said it will take orders for the Range Rover electric car from next year. The company’s ‘Chief Commercial Officer’ Lennard Hornik said that it will be available to customers in 2025.
Hornik said that India is the main strategic market for them. He said that the current transition towards EVs in the country is going in the right direction. He expressed his hope that in the first phase, the purchase of electric vehicles in the country will improve due to subsidies and sufficient investment in charging equipment as well as large EV machines. He said that various countries in the world are subsidizing electric vehicles. It has been noted that the cost of batteries in electric vehicles is high. In this history, it is stated that until sales reach a certain level, car prices will remain at a high level.
Hornick said they want to further expand the strong Range Rover, Range Rover Sport and Defender brands in India. It has been revealed that they will introduce new models. In others, special offers will be introduced. He also said that there is a plan to bring electric versions in these too. They said they have separate expansion plans for their Jaguar, Range Rover, Discovery and Defender brands. It is felt to be very important in a market as diverse as India.
Hornik revealed that the company’s sales have increased by 100 percent in the April-June quarter of this fiscal year. He expressed hope that the same momentum will continue in the remaining quarters. He said that more than 50 percent of the growth has been recorded in the order book.