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ANALYSIS: UK supplier industry perks up

There are signs of a revival in the UK automotive supplier industry, but a sense of perspective is needed, says Dave Leggett....

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: MY2015 Range Rover Hybrid

It’s 120kg heavier than its equivalent SDV6 variants, yet averages 30+mpg in the real world with 26% fewer emissions of CO2. It will glide i...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Hobnobbing with the A-listers

A highlight for the Z-list 'trade site' peasant this week was - courtesy of right place, right time - to sup down at the A-listers' table on...

ANALYSIS: Nissan Europe is closing in on Toyota

Certain new and accelerating trends are revealed for the European passenger car market in the latest figures issued by ACEA....

Latest Interviews

Q&A with Craig Diem, BWI Group 13 Jan 2015

Matthew Beecham

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 28 May 2014

Dave Leggett

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

Connected cars could boost UK economy 26 Mar 2015

Chris Wright

Research commissioned by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has found the development of connected and autonomous vehicles will help generate 320,000 jobs in the country as well as delivering other benefits to the economy.


Tata's Jaguar Land Rover announces GBP 600m spend 26 Mar 2015

Graeme Roberts

Tata Motors' Jaguar Land Rover has announced a GBP600m plant and R&D spend in central England where it is based.


SMMTCONNECT: Smartphone will determine pace 26 Mar 2015

Chris Wright

Managing the relationship between vehicle manufacturers and internet giants such as Apple and Google will be a major challenge in the future for the connected car - the auto industry is not determining the pace, it is the smartphone.


Jaguar Land Rover announces Whitley R&D expansion 25 Mar 2015

Graeme Roberts

Tata Motors' Jaguar Land Rover has announced plans to expand its advanced engineering and design centre at Whitley, Coventry, doubling its footprint at the site.


Jaguar unveils second generation XF in London 24 Mar 2015

Dave Leggett

Jaguar has unveiled its second generation XF model with a dramatic event involving a high-wire journey in London's docklands.

Latest blogs

The crusher, sale, or resale? 6 Jan 2015

Graeme Roberts

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.


JLR and NA plant: it makes business sense 24 Oct 2014

Dave Leggett

Making cars where you sell them makes sense on a number of grounds. It can be a way to save on shipping costs, exploit lower manufacturing costs, avoid import tariffs and reduce exchange rate risks.

Company research

Land Rover Dealers (UK) - Industry Report

Land Rover Dealers (UK) - Industry Report

Plimsoll’s UK Land Rover Dealers (UK) analysis is the most definitive and accurate study of the UK Land Rover Dealers (UK) sector in 2013. The report is split into two sections and uses both a writte...

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Global electric light vehicles market- forecasts to 2018

Global electric light vehicles market- forecasts to 2018

This QUBE report from just-auto provides a comprehensive overview of the global electrified vehicles sector, major OEM developments, top 14 markets, technology trends and market projections. Use this...

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Global 4WD and AWD light vehicle market- forecasts to 2029

Global 4WD and AWD light vehicle market- forecasts to 2029

This QUBE report from just-auto provides a comprehensive overview of the global 4WD and AWD sector, major suppliers, top 14 markets, technology trends and market size forecasts. Use this report to gai...

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