• Apr 3, 2008
Click on images to view the LRX and F-Type concepts in hi-res

Tata may have spent a huge sum of money in the acquisition of Jaguar and Land Rover from Ford's Premier Automotive Group, but that won't stop the Indian automaker from approving funding for new projects for its newly-acquired babies.

Among the new vehicles for which Tata has reportedly already given the green light are the Jaguar XE and Land Rover LRX. As we previously reported, the sports car known internally as the XE or F-Type will target the likes of the Porsche 911 and face competition from the upcoming Maserati sportscar in 2012 when it is anticipated to hit the market. Around the same time, Land Rover is expected to bring the LRX to market and produce the sporty ute at Land Rover's plant in Halewood, England. Despite the shift in ownership, the vehicles are tipped to still be produced in the UK, although a large government contract to supply India's armed forces with Land Rover Defenders could result in local manufacturing of that utility vehicle on the subcontinent.



[Source: 4Car]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      You're gonna see Tata display to the world that they indeed 'have a pair' and they're gonna pull the trigger on a lot of products that are in the pipeline. This company wants in any way they can.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Well said iSpec & Jag
      • 6 Years Ago
      I didn't think Tata even took control of the two companies until June. How are they making executive decisions already?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Thats great news, I hope XE design ends up more aggresive than F-type concept
      • 6 Years Ago
      The sports car concept sounds appealing, but the price point leaves a little to be desired. It seems a little close to the XK and I really think the F-type would be better serves farther down market. Not $30k down market, but a competitor in the Cayman, M Coupe, SLK, TT-RS market.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Even though they do not have full control Tata still can give some executive decisions because a deal like this has been being discussed for years. Tata could back out if they don't do what Tata wants.
      • 6 Years Ago
      excellent news. Now just price the F-Type i the 30 000 dollars marks and you got 3 sales from me. 1 for me, 1 for my princess and one for track days.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Hooray! I can finally upgrade from my E-Type.


      I was dreading the Tata takeover, but if they keep this up I'm fine with it.
      • 6 Years Ago
      So now Tata is building the Ford Flex?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Since cows are sacred to Hindus, I wonder if the Indians order their Jags and Rovers with leather upholstery?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Golly gee that's a great point. You know I was wondering something similar. Since Christians are supposed to observe the Sabbath, how do American's run NASCAR races and Monster Truck pulls on any given Sunday?? Just sayin....
      • 6 Years Ago
      The F-type has a long way to go. I know the concept is nearly eight years old now, but it's way too conservative and unfinished to have much influence on a successful sports car today.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Well, I would rather see Jaguar go down swinging, than not trying at all. Save the XF, I call their efforts of the last five years not trying at all. Even the XF, once the shine comes off, will come across as a bit stogdy.

      Saw the LRX at the NY Auto Show, it was quite nice. Useless when it comes to "utility", but quite nice. Sort of reminds me of an expensive interpretation of the Dodge Magnum.

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