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ANALYSIS - 2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport

Jaguar Land Rover had a record month for worldwide sales in January. Now comes news that February was even better, with a year on year gain...

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,...


Ray Hutton | 21 Oct 2015

The replacement for the Defender could be JLR’s greatest challenge, says Ray Hutton


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.

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.

Latest News

Graeme Roberts | 28 Apr 2016

Just days after its former owner, Ford, announced it recycles as much as 20m pounds of stamping scrap each month using a closed-loop system at its Dearborn Truck Plant, now-Tata Motors-owned Jaguar Land Rover said it had reclaimed over 50,000 tonnes of aluminium scrap, the equivalent weight of 200,000 XE body shells, back into the production process during 2015/16.


Simon Warburton | 5 Apr 2016

PSA Peugeot Citroen says its announcement today (5 April) of a major ramp up in product launches will entail a "significant" increase in demands on its supply chain.


Dave Leggett | 16 Mar 2016

Tata Motors and Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, have signed an agreement to create a technological partnership in ‘areas of mutual benefit and interest’.


Dave Leggett | 9 Mar 2016

Tata Motors has signed a strategic agreement with Bharat Forge Limited and General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) of the US, for the Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD’s) "Future Infantry Combat Vehicle (FICV)" program.


Graeme Roberts | 22 Feb 2016

Tata Motors has renamed the small-hatchback-originally-to-be-called-Zica following a social media quest for a new nameplate that could not be easily linked to the current Zika virus epidemic.


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).


Glenn Brooks | 19 Jan 2016

Tata Motors has announced the appointment, effective 15 February, of Guenter Butschek as its new CEO and MD. The firm's previous CEO, Karl Slym, died suddenly in January 2014.


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.


Glenn Brooks | 8 Dec 2015

Tata Motors has announced yet another small car to boost its range in the home market. The Indica-based Zica small hatchback will have its motor show debut at the 4 February press preview day of the New Delhi motor show.


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.

Latest blogs

Graeme Roberts | 26 Feb 2016

A lot of good stuff involving charities goes on behind the automaking scenes here in England.


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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