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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...
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.
Jaguar Land Rover had a record month for worldwide sales in January. Now comes news that February was even better, with a year on year gain of 31%. Leading the success was the Discovery Sport, the 100,000th example of which has just been delivered, 500 days after production of this SUV commenced.
Jaguar has been in the news this week with the first details of the F-TYPE SVR. We should get used to those initials, as they signify what you could term the super sport versions of JLR vehicles. Meanwhile, the first Land Rover to wear the badge is a phenomenal thing and it makes a noise like no other big SUV.
The really interesting stuff all happened as this week drew to a close - yesterday Volkswagen 'fessed up over the 'dieselgate' scandal and, today, Tata Motors' English luxury vehicle unit Jaguar Land Rover finally confirmed the location for its new manufacturing plant.
Alan Mulally's tenure as Ford's CEO has seen the company evolve in line with his vision of 'One Ford'. He also successfully guided Ford through recession and has generally been lauded by investors. He passes the reins over to Mark Fields in July. Dave Leggett caught up with him on the London leg of his Ford circuit farewell tour of Europe.
The British Prime Minister, David Cameron, has promised a referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union by 2017 (after the next general election). The Confederation of British Industry has argued that staying in the EU is overwhelmingly favourable for business; a view shared by the PM. Despite this, the issue has divided business leaders and spelled uncertainty for investors in UK-based global industries at a time when economic recovery and growth is crucial. In this interview, Matthew Beecham spoke with Jon Blaze, Head of Recruitment Operations at Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading specialist engineering recruitment consultancy. He gave an insight as to the impact that this change could have on the automotive jobs market.
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.
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.
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.
Europe's Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA), has revised its forecast for 2016 car registrations up from its initial January forecast of 2% growth.
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.
Tata Motors' Jaguar Land Rover has reported record April retail sales.
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.
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.
The proximity of Chery's newly-established Brazilian car factory to the new Jaguar Land Rover assembly plant, scheduled to be opened in the next quarter of 2016, is likely to result in cooperation between the Chinese automaker and its Indian-British Chinese joint venture partner, local reports suggest.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jaguar Land Rover on Friday (11 December) confirmed it would be the first British carmaker to open a factory in Slovakia.
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.
Jaguar Land Rover reportedly is negotiating to buy the historic home of British motorsport - the Silverstone racing circuit in Northamptonshire.
Construction has been completed on German owned Brose UK’s new GBP35m factory in Coventry, England, which will supply Jaguar Land Rover.
Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has said it will invest GBP450m to double the size of its UK engine manufacturing plant.
Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) will post a lower pre-tax profit in 2015 than in the previous fiscal year, its CEO has said, due to major investments and an explosion at China's Tianjin port that destroyed thousands of its cars.
A lot of good stuff involving charities goes on behind the automaking scenes here in England.
Jiangling brand Landwind is causing waves at Shanghai with its X7 SUV that bears a very strong resemblance to Land Rover's hugely successful Range Rover Evoque.
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