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September management briefing: Frankfurt review

In the second and final part of this month's management briefing, we take a look at the stand out concepts, production cars and trends seen...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: BMW presser to remember

Frankfurt. Lots of new cars to read about. Lots of industry news to be told. So what did you ghouls read most? Natch, the report about the p...


Graeme Roberts | 11 Sep 2015

Lots happening in the autobiz this week and the excitement building as we head into Frankfurt show media week is palpable. Hence full pictures - at last - of Jaguar's F-Pace SUV, a story that attracted lots of attentions from just-auto readers this week.

Jakarta Auto Show Report

Tony Pugliese | 21 Aug 2015

The 2015 Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show got underway yesterday at the shiny new Indonesian Convention and Exhibition centre in BSD, a new commercial centre some 30km west of central Jakarta. Tony Pugliese was there.


Dave Leggett | 14 Aug 2015

The big news this week was that Jaguar Land Rover announced a plan to build a 300,000-unit capacity plant in Slovakia. We knew that a plant in Central/Eastern Europe was under consideration as part of the Tata-owned premium firm's fairly ambitious growth plans.

Slovakia plant could lift JLR over 1m a year

Calum MacRae | 13 Aug 2015

Jaguar Land Rover's announcement that it is planning a production plant at Nitra in Slovakia potentially raises its capacity by as much as 300,000 units a year. Calum MacRae considers the announcement in the context of the company's plant-model mix, its future growth strategy and outlines why the first model to be built in Slovakia could be the next Defender.

Latest Interviews

The car Jaguar designer said "I'd never do"

Chris Wright | 15 Jul 2015

The Frankfurt motor show will be the launch pad for a very important Jaguar, the F-Pace SUV, vital for the brand in the US and Chinese markets, and a car chief designer Ian Callum "swore I'd never do".

Williams CEO eyes consultancy business expansion

Guest author | 20 May 2015

Mike O'Driscoll, Group CEO of Williams, leads a brand that is well known for its motorsports activity and Formula One participation. However, the firm is now eyeing more consultancy business and looking further afield for opportunities. Ian Adcock caught up with him to hear more.

Latest News

JLR confirms Brazil plant will assemble Evoque

Fernando Calmon | 5 Oct 2015

Jaguar Land Rover has (finally) confirmed that the Range Rover Evoque would join the Land Rover Discovery Sport in assembly at its new factory in Itatiaia, Brazil - as first reported by just-auto last May. The first locally made Evoque - a model line that accounts for about 60% of JLR sales in Brazil - is expected off line early in 2016.

Supplier doubles staff in a year

Graeme Roberts | 16 Sep 2015

A small UK automotive supplier of insulation materials to Bentley, Jaguar Land Rover, Honda and VW Group has doubled its staff since moving into new premises last year as part of a GBP6m expansion programme. Automotive Insulations (AI), part of the British owned Autins Group, has taken on around 80 staff over the past 12 months, both on the shop floor and in administrative positions to help meet growing demand from vehicle manufacturers.

F-Pace triggers GBP120m spend at Jaguar Solihull

Graeme Roberts | 15 Sep 2015

The launch of Jaguar's F-Pace at the Frankfurt show triggers GBP120m of further investment at the Tata Motors luxury car unit Jaguar Land Rover’s flagship Solihull manufacturing plant, the automaker said. This third model showcases the flexibility of the GBP1.5bn lightweight aluminium architecture.

JLR and GKN show off innovative EV ideas

Graeme Roberts | 9 Sep 2015

Tata Motors' luxury vehicle unit Jaguar Land Rover revealed some of the new and innovative low and zero emission powertrain technologies it is researching at this year’s CENEX Low Carbon Vehicle event. Three Concept_e research demonstrators showcased the research which includes a new unique high performance, modular electric drive module (eDM) developed in-house.

Finally, a full Jaguar F-Pace image

Graeme Roberts | 7 Sep 2015

Tata Motors' luxury car unit Jaguar continued its drip-feed of F-Pace crossover information with the release, at last, of an image showing the complete car which makes its world debut at the Frankfurt show next week. 'Film' of the production version of the C-X17 concept vehicle has also been released via You Tube as the marketing activity for the brand's first crossover ramps up.

JLR expects Indian sales to treble

Graeme Roberts | 7 Sep 2015

Jaguar Land Rover expects its India sales to more than triple on the back of "a tremendous response" to the launch of the Land Rover Discovery Sport.

Jaguar Land Rover scraps Saudi plant plan

Dave Leggett | 3 Sep 2015

The Financial Times reports that Tata-owned Jaguar Land Rover has, according to sources, scrapped plans for a manufacturing plant in Saudi Arabia.

JLR expects "many" of 5,800 Tianjin cars damaged

Simon Warburton | 21 Aug 2015

Jaguar Land Rover says it expects many of its 5,800 vehicles kept at the Port of Tianjin to have been damaged, although is unable to quantify the exact number.

Jaguar Land Rover reports July sales down 3%

Dave Leggett | 13 Aug 2015

Jaguar Land Rover reports that its global July retail sales were 3% down on last year at 33,239 units. Year-to-date sales to the end of July were reported at 272,451 units, 1% below the same period of last year.

Novelis develops new high-strength parts alloys

Simon Warburton | 13 Aug 2015

Novelis says it has developed its Advanz 7000-series of high-strength alloys designed for safety-critical components of vehicle structures

JLR announces plan for Slovakia plant

Dave Leggett | 11 Aug 2015

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has taken a step towards increasing its production capacity in Europe with the signing of a letter of intent for a new vehicle production plant in the Slovak Republic.

JLR clarifies ASEAN expansion goals

Graeme Roberts | 3 Aug 2015

Tata Motors' luxury car units Jaguar Land Rover has clarified its thoughts on local assembly in the ASEAN region following local media reports in July.

JLR mulls ASEAN assembly plant

Tony Pugliese | 21 Jul 2015

Tata Motors' luxury car manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover is studying the feasibility of setting up a regional assembly plant in South-east Asia, according to reports in Thailand.

JLR's retail sales flat in June

Graeme Roberts | 15 Jul 2015

Jaguar Land Rover has reported June retail sales of 39,602 vehicles, in line with prior year volume.

Tata Motors' JLR books pretax rise

Graeme Roberts | 13 Jul 2015

Jaguar Land Rover wholesale and retail sales for the fiscal year were 470,523 units and 462,209 units respectively worldwide (129,205 units and 124,307 units for the fourth quarter).

Novelis shows range at Shanghai aluminium show

Simon Warburton | 10 Jul 2015

Novelis is showcasing its products at Aluminium China 2015 in Shanghai, displaying its range of solutions for the automotive, construction and electronics industries.

JLR in talks for Eastern Europe plant

Dave Leggett | 6 Jul 2015

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is reportedly in talks that could result in a new manufacturing plant in Eastern Europe.

Magna Steyr to build vehicles for JLR

Dave Leggett | 3 Jul 2015

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has agreed a manufacturing partnership with Magna Steyr, an operating unit of Magna International Inc, to build some future vehicles in Graz, Austria.

SUVs continue driving US sales growth

Bill Cawthon | 2 Jul 2015

June was another good month for the auto industry as US light vehicle sales continued to grow.

UK auto sector delivering on growth

Dave Leggett | 30 Jun 2015

The UK auto industry continues to deliver on growth to turnover, exports and employment, according to SMMT chief executive Mike Hawes.

JLR shows prototype autonomous technologies

Dave Leggett | 16 Jun 2015

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has revealed some of its prototype technologies at the Future Tech showcase in Gaydon, UK where they are developing driver-focused autonomous capabilities which work in all weathers and environments.

JLR appoints new China sales chief

Chris Wright | 2 Jun 2015

Tata Motors' luxury vehicle unit Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has appointed a new head of sales in China where the company has seen a slow down in sales in recent months. Mark Bishop succeeds Yi Lu, who resigned in mid-April citing personal reasons.

Latest blogs

The crusher, sale, or resale?

Graeme Roberts | 6 Jan 2015

While various parties figure out What To Do with the Hoegh Osaka and its valuable cargo of Jaguar Land Rover, Mini, Rolls-Royce and JCB products, here's how things turned out the last time we covered such an event.

JLR and NA plant: it makes business sense

Dave Leggett | 24 Oct 2014

Making cars where you sell them makes sense on a number of grounds. It can be a way to save on shipping costs, exploit lower manufacturing costs, avoid import tariffs and reduce exchange rate risks.

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