Jaguar Land Rover, a subsidiary of India's Tata Motors, announced Tuesday it will manufacture Jaguar brand cars in India.
The move is seen by some as a way for the luxury car company to make cheaper cars and compete in India with Daimlier, BMW and Audi, as local production will allow for lower taxes, according to the Wall Street Journal. The cars will be produced at a facility in the city of Pune.
"Our best selling models in India are the Land Rover Freelander 2 and the Jaguar XF and this has driven the move to build these products locally," Rohit Suri, vice president of Jaguar Land Rover India, said in a statement.
He added, "The Jaguar XF has become very popular with our customers due to its sports car performance, outstanding luxury saloon elegance and contemporary individual styling."
GlobalPost's New Delhi correspondent Jason Overdorf added some context to this move.