Tata buys Jaguar Land Rover for $2.3 billion

By Julio Franco
Mar 27, 2008
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  1. Ford has issued a press release confirming that it has sold both Jaguar and Land Rover to Tata Motors for an approximate price of $2.3 billion, which comes under some numbers as high as $2.65 billion that were being tossed around yesterday. The rumor that Ford will contribute to pension funds associated with the brands is also true, as it confirmed that $600 million will be dropped into the retirement coffers of the brands once the deal closes. It is, of course, subject to regulatory approval in a number of countries, but the automaker expects the deal to be done by the end of the following quarter. As part of the deal, Ford will continue to supply powertrains, stampings and other unnamed vehicle components to Tata for "differing periods", as well as R&D research, environmental and platform technologies, and even accounting services, among others. Clearly the ties that bind Jaguar Land Rover to Ford are strong and will take some time to undo. Judging from the press release, it seems all parties involved, including the employees of Jaguar Land Rover, are pleased with how the deal went down, and for the time being both brands will be run business as usual during the transition period.
  2. Computer~freak~

    Computer~freak~ TS Rookie Posts: 157

    For your information tata desinged these small cars that were like $3000 each in india or somthing just incase if you guys were wondering who tata is
  3. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,467   +1,760

    When they run, they're quite stylish.....

    Does this mean we can still rely on Jaguar's legendary unreliability? Wouldn't want to lose that in the transition to the new owners.

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