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ANALYSIS: Will the XE work for Jaguar?

Can the XE finally establish Jaguar in the hottest sector of the premium car market? Ray Hutton considers the issues....

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

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...


THE WEEK THAT WAS: Good news for UK Auto Making

Graeme Roberts | 2 Apr 2015

There was some good news for UK Auto Manufacturing Plc this week as Honda announced that its under-used European car plant in Swindon would become the global production hub for the next generation Civic five door hatchback.


ANALYSIS: UK supplier industry perks up

Dave Leggett | 19 Mar 2015

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


THE WEEK THAT WAS: Hobnobbing with the A-listers

Graeme Roberts | 27 Feb 2015

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 the international first drive event for Volvo's superb new XC90.


Briefing: Review of 2014 (2)

Dave Leggett | 23 Dec 2014

It's still 2014, but not for much longer. In the global automotive business, plenty happened in 2014. Seasoned observer Dave Leggett offers a personal take on some of the year's most significant developments. This instalment considers major markets, corporate developments and people.

Latest Interviews

Q&A with Mike Savage, Drive System Design

Matthew Beecham | 28 Jan 2015

Business trends can change quickly in developing markets, such as India, reflecting the pace of change in society. Matthew Beecham spoke to Mike Savage, chief engineer at Drive System Design about how the transmissions market in India is undergoing a period of radical change.


Q&A with Prodrive

Matthew Beecham | 8 Oct 2014

Power electronics is being brought into sharp focus as OEMs look to improve the efficiency of electric and hybrid cars. Many of the energy losses in such systems occur in power electronic systems (such as DC-DC converters) which convert the high voltages from the batteries to the correct levels for the various systems in the car. Prodrive are exploring the use of silicon carbide based components which can operate at much higher temperatures and efficiencies. To find out more, Matthew Beecham spoke to Pete Tibbles, Prodrive programme manager – power electronics.

Latest News

Updated: FCA to start Jeep production in India

Chris Wright | 3 Jul 2015

Fiat Chrysler will spend $280m to build Jeeps in India from 2017 - through an expanded joint venture with Tata Motors - becuase it wants to almost to double the SUV brand’s 1m sales in 2014 by 2018.


Tata Motors, Fiat, to build SUV assembly line

Graeme Roberts | 15 Jun 2015

Tata Motors and Fiat plan to spend INR30bn (US$468m) on an Indian assembly line for SUVs.


INDIA: Pricol acquires JCI's stake in cluster jv

Matthew Beecham | 10 Jun 2015

Pricol, a supplier of automotive instrument clusters in India, has bought Johnson Controls' 50 percent stake in its joint venture, known as Johnson Controls Pricol Pvt Ltd (JCPPL) for some US$3.1 million.


South Korea domestic sales rise 0.7% in May

Tony Pugliese | 2 Jun 2015

Domestic sales by South Korea’s five main automakers increased just 0.7% to 121,497 units in May, compared with 120,644 units in the same month of last year, according to data released individually by the vehicle manufacturers compiled by just-auto.


INDIA: Tata learns from mistakes with GenX Nano

Glenn Brooks | 19 May 2015

Tata Motors is having another attempt at reviving its Nano small car, by giving it a new name, a facelift, the option of an automatic gearbox and a hatchback boot.


Tata Motors puts diesel Nano on hold

Graeme Roberts | 6 May 2015

Tata Motors has decided against using a two cylinder 800 cc diesel engine in the Nano in the near future due to issues related to "refinement and economics".


South Korea domestic sales rise 2.9% in April

Tony Pugliese | 5 May 2015

Domestic sales among South Korea’s five main automakers increased by 2.9% to 133,935 units in April, compared with 130,145 units in the same month of last year, according to data released individually by the vehicle manufacturers.


Indian fiscal year passenger car sales rise 5%

Graeme Roberts | 13 Apr 2015

Sales of passenger cars in India rose by almost 5% to 1.87m in fiscal 2014-15 (year ended 31 March, 2015) after a decline in the previous two years.


South Korea sales rise 4.8% in March

Tony Pugliese | 7 Apr 2015

Domestic sales among South Korea’s five main automakers increased by 4.8% to 127,216 units in March, compared with 121,416 units in the same month of last year, according to data released individually by the vehicle manufacturers.


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.


Tata's Jaguar Land Rover announces GBP 600m spend

Graeme Roberts | 26 Mar 2015

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


Jaguar Land Rover announces Whitley R&D expansion

Graeme Roberts | 25 Mar 2015

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.


About 50% of Tata models to have AMT by 2020

Graeme Roberts | 9 Mar 2015

Tata Motors expects about 50% of its passenger vehicle range to feature AMT (automated manual transmission) by 2020.


Tata Motors' JLR to start on EVs in 2016 - reports

Graeme Roberts | 9 Mar 2015

Tata Motors owned Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) reportedly plans to manufacture an EV in Austria with production expected to commence in 2016.


Land Rover updates Evoque

Graeme Roberts | 23 Feb 2015

Tata Motors' Land Rover has updated the Range Rover Evoque with styling changes and its new in-house engines.


Low volume production proving opened in Coventry

Graeme Roberts | 16 Feb 2015

The Proving Factory assembly facility in Coventry has been officially opened. The GBP22m facility takes low-carbon vehicle technologies developed by small British companies and university research departments, industrialises them then produces them at 'proving volumes' of 10,000 20,000 units a year.


New Land Rover Discovery Sport takes to the road

Chris Wright | 10 Feb 2015

Land Rover said it received 3,400 orders in the UK for its new Discovery Sport ahead of its start of sales at the end of January although there is a feeling among some industry insiders that many potential customers will wait for new engines due to be launched later this year.


JLR vehicles in US brake and light recalls

Graeme Roberts | 9 Feb 2015

Just over 104,000 vehicles made by Tata Motors' Jaguar Land Rover are being recalled in the US for three different faults.


JLR launches China built Range Rover Evoque

Graeme Roberts | 6 Feb 2015

Tata Motors' Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has launched its locally made Range Rover Evoque in China.


Best January since 2001 for US light vehicle sales

Bill Cawthon | 4 Feb 2015

Late month winter storms couldn’t stop US light vehicles sales. Automakers enjoyed the highest January sales volume since 2001, delivering more than 1.15m new cars and light trucks.


Tata Motors plans US$1.2bn rights issue

Graeme Roberts | 28 Jan 2015

Jaguar Land Rover owner Tata Motors plans to raise INR75bn (US$1.2bn) through a rights issue.


JLR recreates 1948 line for Defender plant tour

Graeme Roberts | 27 Jan 2015

With the Defender in its final year of production, Tata Motors' Land Rover has built a replica of the production line used to manufacture the first models in 1948.

Latest blogs

Tata Nano relaunched with 'kickassness'

Glenn Brooks | 30 Aug 2013

Tata Motors has changed its mind. The Nano is no longer the car to get millions of Indian families mobilised. Instead, it's to be the darling of a new generation. That's the thinking behind a gloriously cheesy new campaign.

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