UK: Jaguar Land Rover opens engine production centre

Tata owned Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has officially opened its new "Engine Manufacturing Centre" in the English West Midlands.

US: NHTSA ramps it up with Takata over airbags

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has sent a special order to TK Holdings, Takata's American unit, asking for documents related to the defective airbags.

US: Under new Ford CEO, new life beckons for famous Lincoln brand

Ford's new chief executive, Mark Fields, reportedly is giving the Lincoln brand a little love and a lot of cash.

US: Lear unveils Q3 sales up 8% to US$4.2bn

Lear has posted third quarter sales of US$4.2bn, up 8%, with core operating earnings of US$251m, up 22%.

US: Former PR executive claims Ford bugged his telephone

Former Ford PR chief Jason Vines, a key lieutenant of CEO Jacques Nasser at the time, says the company bugged his telephone during the company's 2001 Firestone tyre crisis.

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Ping goes the inbox. A welcome new email comes from our colleagues at JATO Dynamics with the latest eight-month YTD European PHEV sales data.

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Top Auto News

NHTSA ramps it up with Takata over airbags

Dave Leggett | 31 Oct 14

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has sent a special order to TK Holdings, Takata's American unit, asking for documents related to the defective airbags.


Jaguar Land Rover opens engine production centre

Dave Leggett | 31 Oct 14

Tata owned Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has officially opened its new "Engine Manufacturing Centre" in the English West Midlands.


BELGIUM: Europe-wide mandate for ESP on cars & LCV

Glenn Brooks | 30 Oct 14

From 1 November, all cars and light commercial vehicles registered in European Union member states, with a GVW of fewer than 3.5 tonnes, must have ESP as standard equipment. The regulation will take effect for all other vehicles on 1 November 2015.

Recent News - (Updated: 3:29pm 31 Oct 2014)

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Johnson Matthey to buy Clariant battery business

BorgWarner posts Q3 net sales up 13% to US$2.03bn

Norsk Hydro posts US$223m Q3 EBIT

Oerlikon Group sales grow 26% to US$913m

Latest Auto Interviews

INTERVIEW: Han Hendriks, Johnson Controls Automotive Interiors 31 Oct 14

Calum MacRae

Calum MacRae interviews Han Hendriks, VP Advanced Product Development & Sales for Johnson Controls Automotive Interiors, to hear about the company's business strategy in the area of interiors.


INTERVIEW: Ford Europe COO Barb Samardzich 31 Oct 14

Dave Leggett

In the light of continued losses in Europe, Ford Europe COO Barb Samardzich has updated just-auto on the company's assessment of the business environment and its strategy to get back to sustainable profitability.


Q&A with JATCO Ltd 14 Oct 14

Calum MacRae

Calum MacRae talked to JATCO's Yuko Fujita. JATCO holds 49% of the world CVT market. JATCO, 75% held by Nissan Motor Company, was exhibiting at the Paris Motor Show for the first time.

Automotive Blog

Honda's brilliant Type R short film

Glenn Brooks | 30 Oct 14

This is really nicely done - an ingenious way of linking the five-door Civic to the forthcoming, 280+PS Type R.


Battery range estimation innovation

Dave Leggett | 30 Oct 14

EV battery range is an interesting area, not least because any discrepancy between claimed range and actual could be pretty significant when margins for error are low and distances travelled are not all that long.


Tesla story: Forbes takes aim at the WSJ

Dave Leggett | 28 Oct 14

It's rare that a writer on one publication will take direct aim at another publication's work.

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Global CNG Vehicles Market 2014-2018

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