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Tata Motors' Jaguar Land Rover looks like it is slowly building up to a global manufacturing footprint that, at least a little, mirrors the...
The 12 percent YoY rise in the June German passenger cars market has seen some notable changes to the usual pecking order. Opel muscled past...
| 1 Jun 2015
The rearview mirror has been transformed over the last decade into a high-tech electronic module, writes Matthew Beecham. Tomorrow’s mirrors will feature even more, including lights, cameras, displays and controls.
| 29 May 2015
As those - all three of you - who honour me with your occasional presence on my self-curated 'just-auto' Facebook page may have guessed, when I'm not helping to cover the current cutting edge state of the autobiz, I like to wallow in a rose-tinted backview of the 1960s when British, Australian and Canadian cars dominated my import-restricted former colony, V8s were an attainable aspiration (one could put one in one's Cortina if one so wished), petrol was cheap (diesel for trucks only) and the Holy Grail for a Kiwi Kar Nut was the annual Earls Court show in London.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 20 Jul 2015
Land Rover reportedly will produce the Defender until some time in 2016 due to strong demand.
| 15 Jul 2015
Jaguar Land Rover has reported June retail sales of 39,602 vehicles, in line with prior year volume.
| 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).
| 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.
| 6 Jul 2015
Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is reportedly in talks that could result in a new manufacturing plant in Eastern Europe.
| 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.
| 2 Jul 2015
June was another good month for the auto industry as US light vehicle sales continued to grow.
| 30 Jun 2015
The UK auto industry continues to deliver on growth to turnover, exports and employment, according to SMMT chief executive Mike Hawes.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 28 May 2015
UK automakers passed the 500,000 milestone for car production in April with 530,505 new cars built to date.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 21 Apr 2015
Plastic Omnium announced its latest developments in China at the Shanghai motor show including four new plants.
| 21 Apr 2015
Porsche has recalled Panamera S Hybrid and Cayenne S Hybrid models in Australia because their fuel rails could leak.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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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