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RESEARCH SNAPSHOT: Tomorrow’s rearview mirrors

The rearview mirror has been transformed over the last decade into a high-tech electronic module, writes Matthew Beecham. Tomorrow’s mirrors...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: London on the show circuit?

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THE WEEK THAT WAS: Bank holiday and election fever

Graeme Roberts | 8 May 2015

A short week for us due to the first (of two) bank holidays has ended in a surprise majority win for the Conservatives overnight (along with the virtual elimination of Labour from parliamentary seats in Scotland) and we look forward to one party rather than (compromised) coalition rule for the UK. I doubt the autobiz has any problem with that.


COMMENT: Volkswagen outsells Vauxhall in UK

Glenn Brooks | 7 May 2015

Ford is secure as market leader in Britain but there was a major upset in the April passenger car market with Vauxhall losing its traditional second place to Volkswagen.


THE WEEK THAT WAS: What's a Waku Waku tailgate?

Graeme Roberts | 24 Apr 2015

We put Tata Motors' Land Rover's Range Rover Evoque under the microscope this past week, asking how long the model, just mid-life facelifted, can continue to be the automaker's golden goose.


THE WEEK THAT WAS: The year is flying by...

Graeme Roberts | 17 Apr 2015

Dunno 'bout you but 2015 seems to be flying by waaaay too fast - where did yet another week go?

Latest Interviews

Q&A with Craig Diem, BWI Group

Matthew Beecham | 13 Jan 2015

BWI Group’s MagneRide suspension systems are being increasingly featured in top end cars. In the EU they work on high end integration of chassis components with advanced control and sensory systems to produce vehicles that take safety, ride dynamics and sophistication to a new level. Conversely, BWI also work within the advancing Chinese market that sits in a very different end of the spectrum, where basic safety and control devices like ABS and ESC are just starting to take hold, and where AEB and autonomous driving are concepts reserved for the very top layer of the social elite who can afford to import EU and NA models. Matthew Beecham spoke to Craig Diem, BWI Group, Director – Strategic Planning about how the Group deals with the different challenges that these markets bring.


INTERVIEW: Ford CEO Alan Mulally

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.

Latest News

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.


Smart car could alert authorities to road damage

Graeme Roberts | 10 Jun 2015

The rise of the sensor and camera-equipped car has enabled Tata Motors' Jaguar Land Rover to develop an Evoque research vehicle that can identify the location and severity of potholes and broken manhole covers – and adjust suspension settings in milliseconds.


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.


London coming back on motor show circuit

Chris Wright | 28 May 2015

London is to return to the motor show circuit next year with an open air event in Battersea Park, next to the River Thames, run by a privately owned events organisation.


UK automakers build a half million by April

Graeme Roberts | 28 May 2015

UK automakers passed the 500,000 milestone for car production in April with 530,505 new cars built to date.


JLR Brazil to start assembly with Evoque in Q2 '16

Fernando Calmon | 8 May 2015

Jaguar Land Rover’s local subsidiary has always been rather vague about what it will produce at its under-construction, BRL740m/$240m factory in Itatiaia, state of Rio de Janeiro, scheduled to start assembly of 24,000 units yearly of up to three models from the second quarter of 2016.


Bosch develops radar-less stereo video camera

Graeme Roberts | 6 May 2015

Bosch has developed a stereo video camera with which an emergency braking system can function based solely on camera data. Normally, this would require a radar sensor or a combination of radar and video sensors.


JLR's Discovery Sport gets in-house diesel engine

Graeme Roberts | 27 Apr 2015

Jaguar Land Rover's new two-litre, four-cylinder, Ingenium diesel engine, built in a new, 450,000 unit capacity factory in Wolverhampton, is to become available in the Discovery Sport line which recently replaced the Freelander.


Plastic Omnium expects to double China revenue

Graeme Roberts | 21 Apr 2015

Plastic Omnium announced its latest developments in China at the Shanghai motor show including four new plants.


Six automakers announce Australia recalls

Graeme Roberts | 21 Apr 2015

Porsche has recalled Panamera S Hybrid and Cayenne S Hybrid models in Australia because their fuel rails could leak.


BorgWarner announces JLR engine tech deal

Graeme Roberts | 20 Apr 2015

BorgWarner has announced a deal to supply variable cam timing (VCT) and engine timing systems for Jaguar Land Rover's new Ingenium I4 engine line.


JLR automates priority warranty parts returns

Graeme Roberts | 16 Apr 2015

Tata Motors' Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has fully automated its global priority warranty parts returns service by awarding a contract to SEKO Logistics.


First Solihull Jaguar leaps into production

Chris Wright | 14 Apr 2015

Tata Motors' Jaguar Land Rover's (JLR) 70 year old plant at Solihull in the British Midlands has been given a new lease of life with the addition of the Jaguar XE to the factory that began with, and, until now, had only produced Land Rovers.


UK digital radio fitment continues to rise

Graeme Roberts | 10 Apr 2015

Digital Radio UK said on Friday 450,000 new cars were registered in Q1 2015 with digital radio (DAB) as standard, an increase of 100,000 over Q1 2104 and 130,000 over Q4 2014.


JLR to use Sirius XM Connected Vehicle Services

Graeme Roberts | 7 Apr 2015

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) North America has chosen Sirius XM Connected Vehicle Services to provide call centre support for safety and security services to vehicle occupants using its Jaguar InControl and Land Rover InControl infotainment systems.


Short month trims US March light vehicle sales

Bill Cawthon | 2 Apr 2015

Automakers trying to beat their year ago numbers faced a larger than usual challenge in March. Not only was March 2014 a strong sales month, it had one more selling day and, even more important, it had one more sales weekend.


JLR promotes US infotainment innovation incubator

Graeme Roberts | 2 Apr 2015

After introducing InControl Touch Pro, its next generation infotainment and connected car technology in the redesigned XF, Tata Motors' Jaguar Land Rover has announced a new initiative to support the development of future infotainment technologies in the US.


Last JLR cars removed from Southampton this week

Simon Warburton | 1 Apr 2015

Owners of carship, Hoegh Osaka say the last of around 1,200 Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles are being removed from parking areas in Southampton docks at the end of this week as mystery continues to surround their future fate.


Three automakers announce GBP1bn spend in a week

Graeme Roberts | 31 Mar 2015

Today's announcement by Honda means Britain’s booming car manufacturing industry has received yet another huge boost with three major manufacturers announcing UK investments worth more than GBP1bn in the past six days.

Latest blogs

Range Rover Evoque's Chinese clone

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.


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.

Company research

Land Rover Dealers (UK) - Industry Report

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