The British luxury carmaker owned by India's Tata Motors also plans to launch plug-in hybrid versions of its vehicles in coming months, including the Land Rover Defender sport-utility vehicle (SUV), JLR India's Rohit Suri said.
Earlier on Thursday JLR launched the new Defender SUV in India, widening its portfolio as demand recovers gradually in the face of the coronavirus crisis. The launch also comes ahead of major festivals, such as Diwali in November, during which Indians often make large purchases.
"We are cautiously optimistic that the product line-up will accentuate the recovery we are witnessing," Suri said, adding that the I-PACE launch is planned to take place in the first three months of next year.
India has been promoting the use of electric vehicles and plans to offer $4.6 billion in incentives to companies setting up advanced battery manufacturing facilities in the country as part of the effort to boost investment in clean-energy cars.
Tata Group companies including Tata Motors, Tata Chemicals and Tata Power plan to make electric cars and batteries, set up charging stations and build a battery recycling plant.
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It is that time of the year when all the automobile buffs and car aficionados are at the Auto Expo to witness the biggest cars launches.
This year, much like other years, Auto Expo went big and featured some of the most-awaited cars, MUVs/SUVs, two-wheelers, three-wheelers, concept cars, vintage cars and more. The event kickstarted on 7th February and will conclude on 12th February.
The likes of Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, Renault, Great Wall Motors, Kia, Hyundai, Tata Motors, Mahindra & Mahindra and Morris Garages attended the event and showcased their automobiles.
Giving the Auto Expo a miss this time, are Honda and BMW.
If you don’t know about the cars and bikes that dropped at Auto Expo, fret not because we have got you covered. Here’s everything you need to know about the car launches at the mega event.