JLR could build new UK engine factory
* Jaguar Land Rover bosses meet Government * New factory could be in Midlands or Wales * JLR has ambitious model expansion plans...
Bosses at Jaguar Land Rover have met Government officials to discuss a proposal to build a new engine factory in Britain.
According to the Daily Telegraph, JLR bosses met officials from the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills last week about potential Government grants. The sites being considered, says the newspaper, are in the West Midlands, south Wales along with a site in India, where parent company Tata is based.
JLR currently sources its engines from Ford, with diesel engines made at Ford's factory in Dagenham and the petrols from its factory at Bridgend, Wales.
Sales and operations director Phil Popham promised '40 significant product introductions in the next five years' from Jaguar Land Rover.