Tata Motors-owned Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) today said around 5,800 vehicles may have been damaged in the recent explosions at China’s Tianjin port, which is one of the three major ports through which it imports vehicles into the country.
At the time of the explosion, around 5,800 vehicles that had recently been shipped to China were stored at various locations in Tianjin, the company said in a statement.
“However, access to facilities near the site of the explosion remains restricted and so whilst we believe many of these vehicles may have been damaged, we are presently unable to quantify the numbers of units affected,” it added
Tianjin Port is one of three major locations in China through which JLR imports vehicles.
China is JLR’s biggest market. Chery Jaguar Land Rover, its joint venture in China, produces the Range Rover Evoque and the Discovery Sport. It employs more than 2,500 people.