The company has also said it is cautiously optimistic about cash flow at JLR next year due to a massive capex of up to 3.8 billion pounds involving its China venture and other expansion in Britain, where the company is setting up a new engine facility, and in Brazil.

On standalone basis, Tata Motors India reported a massive net loss of Rs 2,122.72 crore as against a profit of Rs 1,251.4 crore in the same period a year ago.

Group Chief Financial Officer C Ramakrishnan attributed the poor domestic show to a Rs 310 crore additional provisioning for its disputed Singur property in Bengal and an equal amount of one-time provisions during the quarter.

After many quarters of robust bottom line growth, its marquee British arm JLR too reported a marginal dip in net income at 593 million pounds from 619 million pounds.

The company attributed the dip in bottom line "to the effect of unfavourable revaluation of foreign currency debt and hedges, as well as higher depreciation and amortisation."

On concerns about cash flow in JLR, Ramakrishnan said the company is cautiously optimistic about cash flow due to the massive capex.

"We expect JLR profitability to be lower in the coming year as it increases investments at Britain and elsewhere, amounting to up to 3.8 billion pounds next fiscal."

The Tatas had bought struggling JLR form Ford Motor in 2008 for a little over USD 2.1 billion.
JLR's new factory in China is expected to boost output and that combined with the introduction of new models will drive growth,  the company said.

It can be noted that Chinese sales have been tapering off of late and the company's  largest market China has been slowing for some months. China contributed to 27.9 percent volume share during the reporting period, making it the largest market. On top of it, the company reported first drop in sales last month globally.

Jaguar Land Rover Chief Executive Ralf Speth said, "This quarter has seen robust financial performance, further underpinning our on-going investment in new product creation, capex and international expansion.

"With the official opening of new world-class facilities in China and Britain and the start of construction in Brazil, JLR is well-positioned to deliver more great vehicles to our customers globally."

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