The 'Made-in-India campaign has caught the attention car manufacturers in India and Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) as well. Currently, JLR imports kits and assembles luxury vehicles at its Pune facility.
JLR is planning to build a manufacturing plant at the Pune facility, giving a boost to the ‘Made-in-India' campaign. So a mini version of the Land Rover SUV could be yours by 2019-2020. The Indian version of the Defender from JLR will cater to the SUV loving customers in the country.
JLR is in talks with vendors and component suppliers on the quality and the cost of the components. The company feels the vendors and suppliers have matured with respect to quality of components and this has only helped JLR to produce the Defender in India.
JLR has been positive about the automobile industry in India as they feel the country has a young population and majority of them speak English and have very good skill levels. It is just a matter of time JLR has an exclusive SUV in the form of Defender for India.