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OEM purchasing managers outline supplier wants

Vehicle manufacturer purchasing managers have described the challenges facing the UK supply chain and frustrations they face in dealing with...

JLR's Brazilian expansion - Analysis

As Tata-owned Jaguar Land Rover’s factory in Brazil officially opens, Ian Henry takes a closer look at the company’s latest manufacturing se...

Glenn Brooks | 9 Mar 2016

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 of 31%. Leading the success was the Discovery Sport, the 100,000th example of which has just been delivered, 500 days after production of this SUV commenced.

Graeme Roberts | 11 Dec 2015

The really interesting stuff all happened as this week drew to a close - yesterday Volkswagen 'fessed up over the 'dieselgate' scandal and, today, Tata Motors' English luxury vehicle unit Jaguar Land Rover finally confirmed the location for its new manufacturing plant.

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.

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 | 13 Jul 2016

Tata Motors' luxury car unit Jaguar Land Rover plans to create a fleet of more than 100 research vehicles over the next four years to develop and test a wide range of connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) technologies. The first of these research cars will be driven on a new 41 mile test route on motorways and urban roads around Coventry and Solihull later this year.

Graeme Roberts | 24 Jun 2016

Jaguar Land Rover said "today is just business as usual", following the UK referendum on Thursday (23 June) which will see the country leave the EU.

Dave Leggett | 14 Jun 2016

Tata-owned Jaguar Land Rover has officially opened its factory in Brazil – its first wholly-owned manufacturing plant outside of the UK. The new plant will build Range Rover Evoque and Discovery Sport – the most popular Jaguar Land Rover vehicles in Brazil.

Dave Leggett | 14 Jun 2016

Tata Motors has announced a new campaign targeting India’s Central and State government employees – ‘Trust of India’. It says that ‘Trust of India’ is a dedicated initiative which focuses on building relationships and a strong customer base among government employees.

Dave Leggett | 1 Jun 2016

Tata-owned Jaguar Land Rover has reported results for the year to the end of March 31 that show its retails sales up 13% and in excess of 500,000 for first time. However, earnings before tax were down on the previous year’s record on less favourable product and market mix, as well as currency effects.

Simon Warburton | 27 May 2016

Grupo Antolin has opened a new manufacturing plant in Sanand (India) to reinforce its industrial presence.

Simon Warburton | 9 May 2016

Controlled Power Technologies (CPT), a developer of vehicle driveline electrification based on switched-reluctance machines (SRMs), has partnered with Ricardo, Tata Motors European Technical Centre (TMETC) and Provector, to apply its low voltage electric motor technology to the rear driveline of a B-segment city car through its 'Project Fever.'

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.

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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