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Virtual band Gorillaz are helping JLR recruit engineers

JLR's big hire - the week

23 Jun 17 | Graeme Roberts

Just what an embattled prime minister kicking off Brexit negotiations needed this week - one of the home team announcing it's going to need 5,000 more people here in the UK. Jaguar Land Rover company plans to hire 1,000 electronics and software engineers as well as 4,000 additional personnel, including in manufacturing, and it already employs 37,000.


Velar is a carefully considered luxury Range Rover for modern times

Velar redefines Range Rover luxury - COMMENT

23 Jun 17 | Guest

Tata-owned premium car maker Jaguar Land Rover is adding, this year, another model to the Range Rover sub-brand's range - the Velar. Hilton Holloway, editor of '5054'  magazine, reflects on the thinking behind the latest Range Rover luxury car and the values of the brand.


Jeremy Hicks: Buy a modern diesel with a clean conscience, but please dump the fashionable wood burner

Air quality debate needs to move on from diesel cars - JLR

22 Jun 17 | Dave Leggett

The debate on air quality in cities has become unhelpfully fixated on diesel cars that are a small part of the overall problem, according to Jeremy Hicks, Managing Director of Jaguar Land Rover UK.


Will US buyers take to the 2018 Regal TourX, Buick

ANALYSIS - SUVs mean Buick could pass Toyota in China

21 Jun 17 | Glenn Brooks

Buick cars and light trucks are the focus of the second feature in the series concerning the current and future vehicles of General Motors.


M4 sits at the top of the range of facelifted 4 Series Convertibles

ANALYSIS - M4 Convertible and future BMWs

19 Jun 17 | Glenn Brooks

The 2 Series Active Tourer is BMW's best seller in many European markets yet all of the brand's other even-number models are niche vehicles. Having just announced a facelift for the two-door 2 Series cars and a 6 Series GT as well as an 8 Series concept, there has also been news for the 4 Series, in the form of a mid-cycle restyle. That includes the fastest open-top variant, the M4 Convertible Competition.


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Lightweight monotube dampers – Q&A with BWI Group

19 Jun 17 | Matthew Beecham

As OEMs pursue lighter vehicles to help comply with CO2 emissions legislation, ever more pressure is being placed on Tier 1 suppliers to provide lighter components. Continuing just-auto/QUBE’s series of interviews, we spoke to Marcin Knapczyk, engineering manager at global braking and chassis systems specialist, BWI Group, about how far lightweighting has come and where it is set to go.


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Volkswagen planning five I.D. electric cars - report

23 Jun 2017 | Glenn Brooks

A Dutch website has published what appears to be a Volkswagen presentation which details plans for the I.D. range of electric cars. According to a slide, there will be five EVs for various regions between 2019 and 2022.


New Nissan Leaf EV will have ProPilot Assist

23 Jun 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Nissan has released an image of its upcoming, redesigned all-electric Leaf's instrument cluster showing ProPilot Assist technology, its new driver-assistance technology claimed to reduce "the hassle of stop-and-go highway driving".


Daimler powertrain workers want EV assurances

23 Jun 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Electrification plans for upcoming new vehicle models are causing some industrial niggle at a Daimler powertrain plant.


Japanese OEMs line up to support Takata

23 Jun 2017 | Dave Leggett

As embattled Takata faces bankruptcy, Toyota, Nissan and Honda are among OEMs who will continue to support the company following a bankruptcy that could come as early as Monday (26 June).


Tesla eyeing Shanghai for new assembly plant - report

23 Jun 2017 | Dave Leggett

Tesla is considering a location in the Shanghai area for a plant to serve the Chinese market, according to reports.


ZF and Hella to partner on sensors

23 Jun 2017 | Graeme Roberts

ZF and Hella announced they would partner on sensor technology, particularly for front camera systems, imaging and radar systems.

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