Competition Commission rejects complaint against JLR, its dealer

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NEW DELHI: The Competition Commission has rejected a complaint alleging unfair business practices by luxury carmaker Jaguar Land Rover and it dealer.

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) held that the matter is a “consumer dispute” and does not raise any competition concern.

The complaint was filed against Jaguar Land Rover Automotive PLC, AMP Motors Pvt Ltd and Future Generali India Insurance Company Ltd (opposite parties). AMP Motors is an authorised dealer of Jaguar Land Rover.

It was alleged that AMP Motors had imposed unfair condition by asking an exorbitant amount for repair of a Jaguar XF car.

CCI noted the dispute was a matter pertaining to deficiency in services.

“… the Commission is of the prima facie opinion that the present dispute between the informant and opposite parties is a consumer dispute and does not raise any competition concern,” the order, dated March 14, said.

No prima facie case of abuse of dominance under Section 4 of the Competition Act is made out against the opposite parties, it added.

Section 4 of the Act pertains to abuse of dominant position.