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THE WEEK THAT WAS: JLR goes large

The big news this week was that Jaguar Land Rover announced a plan to build a 300,000-unit capacity plant in Slovakia. We knew that a plant...

THE WEEK: JLR returning to global manufacturing?

Tata Motors' Jaguar Land Rover looks like it is slowly building up to a global manufacturing footprint that, at least a little, mirrors the...


ANALYSIS: Will the XE work for Jaguar?

Ray Hutton | 19 May 2015

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?

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: 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.

Latest Interviews

Q&A with Tata Steel

Matthew Beecham | 15 Jul 2015

Reducing total cost of ownership and ensuring that new lightweight steels are strong enough to protect vehicle occupants in a crash are key challenges for materials and car designers alike. To find out more, Matthew Beecham spoke to Chris Wooffindin, Tata Steel’s product marketing manager for automotive.


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.

Latest News

Jaguar Land Rover scraps Saudi plant plan

Dave Leggett | 3 Sep 2015

The Financial Times reports that Tata-owned Jaguar Land Rover has, according to sources, scrapped plans for a manufacturing plant in Saudi Arabia.


Tata Motors to introduce new Sumo in 2018

Graeme Roberts | 1 Sep 2015

Tata Motors has been working on the next generation Sumo which is expected on sale in 2018.


Rane TRW opens airbag manufacturing plant

Simon Warburton | 25 Aug 2015

Rane TRW Steering Systems Occupant Safety Division - a 50:50 joint venture between Rane group and ZF TRW - has opened an airbag manufacturing plant located near its seatbelt factory in Singaperumal Koil, Chennai.


JLR expects "many" of 5,800 Tianjin cars damaged

Simon Warburton | 21 Aug 2015

Jaguar Land Rover says it expects many of its 5,800 vehicles kept at the Port of Tianjin to have been damaged, although is unable to quantify the exact number.


Tata fund invests $100m in Uber

Dave Leggett | 20 Aug 2015

Tata's equity investment fund (Tata Opportunities Fund - TOF) has made a US$100m investment in Uber, a move that will help to extend Uber's reach in India, where it currently has 150,000 drivers in 18 cities.


First vehicle for 2016 Delhi auto expo revealed

Glenn Brooks | 17 Aug 2015

The first of multiple vehicles to be given a world premiere at next February's Auto Expo, India's biennial motor show, has been named.


Tata Motors sales inch up in July

Graeme Roberts | 3 Aug 2015

Tata Motors' total sales of passenger and commercial vehicles (including exports) in July increased 1% year on year to 40,154 units.


JLR clarifies ASEAN expansion goals

Graeme Roberts | 3 Aug 2015

Tata Motors' luxury car units Jaguar Land Rover has clarified its thoughts on local assembly in the ASEAN region following local media reports in July.


Tata Motors to increase bus and truck exports

Graeme Roberts | 23 Jul 2015

Jaguar Land Rover's Indian parent company Tata Motors plans to triple bus and truck exports to offset sluggish domestic sales.


Tata Motors' JLR books pretax rise

Graeme Roberts | 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).


JLR in talks for Eastern Europe plant

Dave Leggett | 6 Jul 2015

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is reportedly in talks that could result in a new manufacturing plant in Eastern Europe.


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.

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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