Land Rover Saved Tata Motors' Quarter

Analysts thought India's Tata Motors (NYSE: TTM  ) was crazy to buy long-troubled Jaguar and Land Rover from Ford (NYSE: F  ) back in 2008 -- but lately, the British luxury brands' growth has been strong.

In fact, thanks to Jaguar and Land Rover, Tata's first-quarter profits beat estimates -- despite a big slowdown in new-car sales in India. In this video, Fool contributor John Rosevear looks at Tata's plans to build on its British holdings' success -- and at how those plans are likely to play out around the world.

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  • Report this Comment On May 30, 2013, at 9:59 PM, elkarlo wrote:

    Thank you. I feel that with Jag/LR Tata has a good up market niche in place, while their lower end products become more competitive. I think the exposure to China and India plus the developing world can lead to some great pay offs

  • Report this Comment On May 31, 2013, at 6:09 AM, TMFMarlowe wrote:

    It certainly should. Cars like the XJ should play very well in China. But Jaguar is getting close to the point where it needs to revise or re-do the XJ and XF to keep up with the Germans. The development of its current line was mostly funded by Ford. It'll be interesting to see how this goes with Tata.

    Thanks for reading.

    John Rosevear

  • Report this Comment On May 31, 2013, at 11:27 PM, elkarlo wrote:

    Interesting point John. I wonder how much R&D Tata is throwing around?

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