Land Rover, Jaguar show signs of life
Land Rover’s LRX concept will see production.
Ford’s former Premiere Auto Group members don’t appear to be wasting any time moving in a positive direction.
According to published reports, Tata chairman Ratan Tata has revealed a five-year plan to build more Jaguar and Land Rover models.
One of those new vehicles should be the Jaguar XE – a two-seat sports car currently in Jaguar’s design and planning stages. It’s said Tata is planning to launch the new car around 2012. However, there is no word if the car would be based on the new XF or XK platform.
For Land Rover fans, Tata’s announcement can be seen as encouraging support for the three-door LRX concept, which was previewed at this year’s Detroit auto show. Rumors say the LRX will be built at Land Rover’s Halewood plant and that the company is planning to double that facility’s production capacity by 2012. Sources also say Land Rover is in talks with the Indian government and could be contracted to build thousands of new Defender models for military use in the coming years.
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