• Dec 21st 2007 at 6:45PM
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Though Ford says no announcement will be made about what company will end up with Jaguar and Land Rover until 2008, Automotive News says that three bidders remain in the running.

India's Tata Motors, and Mahindra & Mahindra and U.S. private equity firm One Equity Partners are all still interested, but one, Tata, looks to be the most likely candidate to take home Jaguar and Land Rover.

The Birmingham Post had expected an announcement as early as today saying Tata Motors will pay as much as $2 billion for Jag and Land Rover. But a Ford spokesman tells BusinessWeek that the company won't say anything about a possible deal until after the new year.

[Source: Automotive News - Sub. Req., BusinessWeek]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      This is absurd. None of these three has the slightest idea what to do to win in the luxury car market. Mahindra & Mahindra? Tractors. Tata? The $2500 car. Private equity? There's no fat to cut here, and it takes years to turn around a car maker.

      Let's hope Jaguar survives this owner.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Its rather you who is coming across as an Ignorant one.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Did you know that Tata Motors (then called TELCO)started off in 1954 by manufacturing Mercedes-Benz trucks? This collaboration continued until 1969. More recently, Mercedes Benz started manufacturing cars in India in 1994 by a joint venture with Tata (Telco). However, in 2001 Mercedes-Benz India became a 100% subsidiary of DaimlerChrysler AG (now Daimler Benz). So Tata does have some "luxury market" experience.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Atleast when someone says they're considering a jag or land rover you can't go "ewwwww thats a ford you know..." anymore

      • 7 Years Ago
      The inside word is Tata has won the bid for a bill less than $2 billion. There will be a round of further negotiations before it is officially announced in early 2008.
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