The carmaker produces CKD kits of the Freelander at its Halewood plant near Liverpool.
In an interview with the Financial Times, CEO Ralf Speth, said the company was looking at how to develop the necessary volumes to justify setting up a plant in the country, which is set to become the world’s third largest car market by the middle of the decade.
“We thought about setting up a plant or assembly line but you need a critical mass of volume,” Speth told the FT. “Therefore, we are talking to government about how this kind of step can be made for a small company like us.”
The latest announcement appears to reopen the prospect of Land Rover production in the country following comments made earlier this year by Speth who told reporters that its plans to do so were on hold because of a lack of clarity in terms of manufacturing policy in the country.
Currently JLR exports all of its Land Rover models to Brazil as finished vehicles.
Halewood recently celebrated its first year of Evoque production at the beginning of July.