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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 | 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 | 9 Mar 2016

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.

Glenn Brooks | 28 Jan 2016

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.

Graeme Roberts | 11 Dec 2015

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.

Latest Interviews

Dave Leggett | 28 May 2014

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.

Matthew Beecham | 11 Feb 2014

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.

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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.

Fernando Calmon | 31 Mar 2016

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.

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.

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Graeme Roberts | 26 Feb 2016

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

Dave Leggett | 21 Apr 2015

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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Land Rover Dealers (UK) - Industry Report

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Jaguar Land Rover: Adapting the original SUV & turning middle class Britishness into a business asset

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