In our recent conversation with Mr Rohit Suri, Vice-President, Jaguar Land Rover India, we learnt more about the company’s future plans. As the company has just launched the F-TYPE Coupe a while ago, we try to understand the business for the company this year. Under the management of Tata Motors, JLR has seen a tremendous growth on a global level, but how much has the brand succeeded to win the hearts of consumers, in the homeland of the parent company? We find out as we speak to Rohit Suri.
1) We have already seen three products to take the CKD route, what's next in the list that will be joining these products?
We are pleased to have recently introduced the locally manufactured Jaguar XJL and will continue to examine the business case for further locally manufactured products.
2) What has been the sales growth of JLR India in the recent months?
In the fiscal year 13/14, we grew by 12% and we continue to see decent growth in sales.
3) How many more dealerships can we expect for the Indian car market?
We currently have 21 dealership outlets in 19 cities and will continue our expansion of premium sales and after sales facilities.
4) The F-TYPE Coupe was showcased at the Auto Expo, when could we expect it to be available for deliveries?
The response to the F-TYPE convertible has been very good and we will commence deliveries of the Coupe from August 2014 onwards.
The Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe was recently launched as the British marquee had first showcased the Coupe at the Auto Expo, at the start of this year. The F-TYPE Convertible was launched last year. The Coupe will come with V6, V6 S and V8 R engine options, while the Convertible comes with V6 S and V8 S as the only engine variants.
Source : CarDekho