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OEM purchasing managers outline supplier wants

Vehicle manufacturer purchasing managers have described the challenges facing the UK supply chain and frustrations they face in dealing with...

JLR's Brazilian expansion - Analysis

As Tata-owned Jaguar Land Rover’s factory in Brazil officially opens, Ian Henry takes a closer look at the company’s latest manufacturing se...

Graeme Roberts | 27 May 2016

Matthew Beecham's Q&A with Dayco, which develops and manufactures engine products and drive systems, including timing belts, chain kits, belts and pulleys for the OE and aftermarket attracted a lot of eyes this week. He caught up with Steve Carolan, national sales manager, Dayco Aftermarket UK to learn how its business is taking shape. New Jaguars always attract interest, and especially so when it's the brand's first foray into territory previously the domain of sibling brand Range Rover. Cue sibling war or complementary co-existence? And can it see off Porsche?

Graeme Roberts | 29 Apr 2016

News from Ford of Europe of a brand-new, Euro VI-compliant diesel engine line drew most eyeballs of all just-auto stories this week.

Glenn Brooks | 22 Apr 2016

The XE began what is turning out to to be a major sales revival for Jaguar. Now, the addition of the XF is adding momentum - UK market brand registrations were up 45% in March - just as a long wheelbase body is announced.

Glenn Brooks | 18 Mar 2016

Jaguar's worldwide sales were up by 50% in February, and by 47% for the year to date, thanks in no small part to the XE. The brand's new best seller now has some revisions for the 2017 model year, aimed at keeping that momentum going.

Latest Interviews

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".

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

Graeme Roberts | 13 Jul 2016

Tata Motors' luxury car unit Jaguar Land Rover plans to create a fleet of more than 100 research vehicles over the next four years to develop and test a wide range of connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) technologies. The first of these research cars will be driven on a new 41 mile test route on motorways and urban roads around Coventry and Solihull later this year.

Graeme Roberts | 12 Jul 2016

Jaguar Land Rover has announced a range of innovative research technologies that would allow a future autonomous car to drive itself over any surface or terrain.

Dave Leggett | 7 Jul 2016

The Fitch ratings agency says that Tata-owned Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is the automotive group most at risk of revenue and earnings pressure due to the so-called Brexit referendum result for the UK to leave the EU.

Graeme Roberts | 7 Jul 2016

Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) has officially opened its new technical centre in the UK.

Simon Warburton | 27 Jun 2016

Scandinavian supplier association, FKG says the UK's shock vote last week (23 June) to exit the European Union (EU)  should not trigger tariff impositions as the impact from the decision continues to reverberate around the Continent. 

Graeme Roberts | 24 Jun 2016

Jaguar Land Rover said "today is just business as usual", following the UK referendum on Thursday (23 June) which will see the country leave the EU.

Graeme Roberts | 15 Jun 2016

Global automotive interior components supplier International Automotive Components (IAC) has opened its first South American plant in Itatiaia, Brazil, supplying cockpits to Jaguar Land Rover's new car assembly factory.

Dave Leggett | 14 Jun 2016

Tata-owned Jaguar Land Rover has officially opened its factory in Brazil – its first wholly-owned manufacturing plant outside of the UK. The new plant will build Range Rover Evoque and Discovery Sport – the most popular Jaguar Land Rover vehicles in Brazil.

Simon Warburton | 2 Jun 2016

Europe's Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA), has revised its forecast for 2016 car registrations up from its initial January forecast of 2% growth. 

Dave Leggett | 1 Jun 2016

Tata-owned Jaguar Land Rover has reported results for the year to the end of March 31 that show its retails sales up 13% and in excess of 500,000 for first time. However, earnings before tax were down on the previous year’s record on less favourable product and market mix, as well as currency effects.

Graeme Roberts | 10 May 2016

Tata Motors' Jaguar Land Rover has reported record April retail sales.

Graeme Roberts | 28 Apr 2016

Just days after its former owner, Ford, announced it recycles as much as 20m pounds of stamping scrap each month using a closed-loop system at its Dearborn Truck Plant, now-Tata Motors-owned Jaguar Land Rover said it had reclaimed over 50,000 tonnes of aluminium scrap, the equivalent weight of 200,000 XE body shells, back into the production process during 2015/16.

Dave Leggett | 11 Apr 2016

Jaguar Land Rover has launched ‘InMotion’, a new technology business that builds apps and on-demand services to "overcome modern travel and transport challenges", it says.

Graeme Roberts | 4 Mar 2016

Jaguar Land Rover Canada has snared Audi Canada president Wolfgang Hoffmann to be its president from 7 March, 2016, responsible for overseeing the brands' operations.

Graeme Roberts | 1 Feb 2016

Tata Motors' Jaguar Land Rover is taking part in a research project that, it claims, will help future autonomous vehicles drive naturally like human drivers, rather than like robots.

Graeme Roberts | 21 Jan 2016

Tata Motors' Jaguar Land Rover is now Britain's biggest vehicle producer with its 489,923 units built in 2015 (up from 449,507 in 2014) nudging ahead of Nissan's 476,589 (500,238).

Graeme Roberts | 21 Jan 2016

Software provider Access said its NetFront Browser NX Automotive Profile browser has been chosen for the Jaguar Land Rover next generation connected infotainment system InControl Touch Pro, used across the latest range of vehicles.

Graeme Roberts | 8 Jan 2016

Tata Motors luxury vehicle unit Jaguar Land Rover booked a record 487,065 retail sales in 2015, up 5% year on year. It was the sixth successive year of growth with retails in 2015 more than double those in 2009.

Fernando Calmon | 21 Dec 2015

The first pre-production Brazilian Range Rover Evoque has left the line at the new Itatiaia, Rio de Janeiro state, assembly plant 174km (108 miles) west of Rio de Janeiro City. The automaker so far has kept to its planned local output timetable and plant inauguration is set for March 2016.

Graeme Roberts | 17 Dec 2015

European new car sales experienced a 27th consecutive month of growth during November 2015 with volume up 13.5% year on year, the second largest rise this year, according to analysts at JATO Dynamics. This followed a significant slowing of growth during October as a consequence of smaller increases in the 'Big Five' EU markets.

Graeme Roberts | 11 Dec 2015

Jaguar Land Rover on Friday (11 December) confirmed it would be the first British carmaker to open a factory in Slovakia.

Graeme Roberts | 4 Dec 2015

Jaguar Land Rover workers reportedly have questioned owner Tata's commitment to the UK after the Indian conglomerate cut thousands of jobs at its British steel making operation as a result of the crisis in that industry.

Latest blogs

Graeme Roberts | 26 Feb 2016

A lot of good stuff involving charities goes on behind the automaking scenes here in England.

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.

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