Report – Jaguar Land Rover mulling US factory image

According to an unconfirmed report from a British newspaper, the automaker is planning to expand its production facilities to the second-largest auto market to cater for rising demand there.

The British carmaker, now a wholly owned subsidiary of India’s Tata Group conglomerate, neither confirmed nor denied the report that surged in the Sunday Times. According to a spokesperson for the luxury producer, the carmaker “is looking at how it can expand its footprint globally and there are various options on the table.”

According to the report coming from the Sunday Times, sources that declined to reveal their identity because the talks are not yet public, said that Jaguar Land Rover is actively negotiating with certain US southern states (among them South Carolina) to see the prospects of receiving financial backup. If the deal proves fruitful, the report stated that JLR was considering building an assembly facility capable of producing 200,000 units annually.

The automaker, which has been constantly expanding since Tata Motors bought it back in 2008 from Ford, is also constructing a plant in South America, with the facility being built in the state of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil scheduled to open its production lines in 2016.

Via Automotive News Europe