Re: Possible TATA Alfa-Jaguar tie-up??
Rover couldn't afford to develop a successor to the Metro so bought rights to sell the Tata Indica in the UK, but badged as a Rover. Alfa aren't intending to re-badge Indian manufactured cars, but use the RWD technology from Jaguar as a way of making the 169 financially viable. This is a whole different scenario and Alfa will maintain control of the design and manufacturing process. Rover's thinking was warped, because they were obviously in dire straits, if they ever believed that a car manufactured to Indian standards for Indian conditions could sell in an unmodified form in the UK.