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THE WEEK THAT WAS - VW comes clean, JLR goes east

The really interesting stuff all happened as this week drew to a close - yesterday Volkswagen 'fessed up over the 'dieselgate' scandal and,...

Land Rover Defender: Death and revival

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Dave Leggett | 14 Aug 2015

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 in Central/Eastern Europe was under consideration as part of the Tata-owned premium firm's fairly ambitious growth plans.


Graeme Roberts | 10 Jul 2015

Tata Motors' Jaguar Land Rover looks like it is slowly building up to a global manufacturing footprint that, at least a little, mirrors the spread achieved by its brands' one-time owner, British Leyland.


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.


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.

Latest Interviews

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.


Simon Warburton | 12 Aug 2013

Jeremy Deering joined Torotrak in 2006, becoming CEO in August last year following his time as finance and commercial director and playing a key role in the company's licensing agreements, as well as diversification strategy. He spoke to Simon Warburton at the company's recent annual general meeting.

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Glenn Brooks | 4 Feb 2016

Chevrolet, Fiat, Hyundai, Isuzu, Mahindra, Maruti Suzuki, Renault, Tata Motors, Toyota and Volkswagen all had vehicle and/or concept world premieres at 2016's New Delhi Auto Expo.


Graeme Roberts | 21 Jan 2016

Tata Motors' Jaguar Land Rover is now Britain's biggest vehicle producer with its 489,923 units built in 2015 (up from 449,507 in 2014) nudging ahead of Nissan's 476,589 (500,238).


Graeme Roberts | 8 Jan 2016

Tata Motors luxury vehicle unit Jaguar Land Rover booked a record 487,065 retail sales in 2015, up 5% year on year. It was the sixth successive year of growth with retails in 2015 more than double those in 2009.


Fernando Calmon | 21 Dec 2015

The first pre-production Brazilian Range Rover Evoque has left the line at the new Itatiaia, Rio de Janeiro state, assembly plant 174km (108 miles) west of Rio de Janeiro City. The automaker so far has kept to its planned local output timetable and plant inauguration is set for March 2016.


Graeme Roberts | 17 Dec 2015

European new car sales experienced a 27th consecutive month of growth during November 2015 with volume up 13.5% year on year, the second largest rise this year, according to analysts at JATO Dynamics. This followed a significant slowing of growth during October as a consequence of smaller increases in the 'Big Five' EU markets.


Graeme Roberts | 4 Dec 2015

Jaguar Land Rover workers reportedly have questioned owner Tata's commitment to the UK after the Indian conglomerate cut thousands of jobs at its British steel making operation as a result of the crisis in that industry.


Graeme Roberts | 24 Nov 2015

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) will post a lower pre-tax profit in 2015 than in the previous fiscal year, its CEO has said, due to major investments and an explosion at China's Tianjin port that destroyed thousands of its cars.


Dave Leggett | 16 Oct 2015

Tata Motors Group global wholesale sales reached 97,102 units in September, higher by 21% over September 2014.


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.


Graeme Roberts | 1 Sep 2015

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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).


Dave Leggett | 6 Jul 2015

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


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.


Graeme Roberts | 15 Jun 2015

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


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.

Latest blogs

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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