IAB Report – Tata Nexon to NOT share platform with JLR

Posted on: Jul 25, 2014 - 11:35am IST

A report from Australia last week, quoting Tata Motors’ Australian distributor’s managing director, stated that the Tata Nexon‘s platform could be shared with future Jaguar or Land Rover products. As it turns out, the Nexon’s platform will not be shared with the British brands.

Tata Nexon Concept front three quarters at Geneva
The Tata Nexon’s platform will not be shared with Jaguar or Land Rover.

Responding to a query, a Tata Motors spokesperson told Indian Autos Blog –

We continue to work closely with JLR towards a mutual sharing of best practices and robust processes. However, Nexon is a purely Tata Motors Limited project that will work under the same team as Tata Zest and does not involve JLR collaboration.

As such, while the group companies may share technologies and manufacturing processes, there are no plans to share the Nexon’s platform. Other details we already know about the Nexon are that it’ll be a compact, sub-4 meter SUV challenging the likes of the Ford EcoSport and VW Taigun.

The concept shown at the Delhi Auto Expo, and subsequently at the Geneva Motor Show, was powered by a 1.2-liter three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine (subsequently launched on the Zest as the Revotron engine) making 110 PS (108.45 bhp) and 170 Nm of torque, using a 5-speed automatic transmission to send power to all wheels via an electric 4WD system. Tata Motors had said the Nexon will launch in India in February 2016.

Competitors: Ford EcoSport, VW Taigun, Mahindra S101

Expected Price: INR 5 – 7 lakhs, ex-Showroom

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4 thoughts on “IAB Report – Tata Nexon to NOT share platform with JLR

  1. GB says:

    Anjan, there is a lot of talk about the next generation innova. Yes , the current gen innova has been the most successful one doing a 11 year run and still going strong but I believe that a car like the Tata nexon will be the one to chew that kind of success in the years to come. Of Course it will take some serious commitment from the manufacturer. Definitely not the 2 valve, cast iron gasoline engine type ! 🙁

  2. Dr. Nayak says:

    People at Tata motors have gone nuts. First of all who controls JLR? Is it owned by Tata? Why waste resources on a British brand known for poor quality when you can share the platform and save time and money, and in the process get a better modern platform? This is not the first company from India that thinks that the Brits can do better than Indians. They also screwed India and their Pune base, by setting up the engine plant in UK and not in India, which is a terrible mistake on a long term bases. TCS, the Tata company does one of the most complex work in the field of computational thermodynamics, computational fluid dynamics, CAD, Structural life simulation, life cycle determination and development of ASIC (Application specific Integrated circuits) for multinational companies including world’s most of the jet engine and aircraft manufactures, and are not actively involved in development of the Tata auto technologies. It is a shame at one time I was a proud Tata scholar and believed in this company and its commitment to India. Now I don’t feel guilty of not buying that XJ and going for the 7.

    1. Bhargava says:

      JLR is churning-out profits now. The sales charts speak for themselves (and about the quality levels).

      Tata Motors has announced publicly that it will use the technical expertise of JLR.

      JLR is neither a government organization nor a philanthropic organization, it has to do business in cost-effective way and has to act in it’s best interests, first. The fact that JLR is owned by an Indian company doesn’t mean it has to set-up manufacturing plants in India. JLR will act in it’s best interests first, the CSR activites of JLR (globally) are commendable.

  3. Sreekanth Jayadevan says:

    That is sad..!!!


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