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Volvo's 'American car' gets a UK visa

13 May 2019

This new S60 may well be the first Volvo Car made in the United States (but not in North America as there once was a CKD kit assembly operation in Canada) but you'd be hard pushed to find any evidence anywhere an owner might look.


Lear Q1 2019 sales dip 10% to US$5.2bn

29 April 2019

Lear Corporation has reported results for the first quarter 2019 showing a 10% dip to revenues .


Lear completes acquisition of automotive software supplier Xevo

18 April 2019

Lear Corporation has announced it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Seattle-based Xevo, a leading automotive software supplier that develops solutions for cloud, car, and mobile devices.


Lear to acquire automotive software supplier Xevo

3 April 2019

Lear Corporation has announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Seattle-based Xevo, a leading automotive software supplier that develops solutions for cloud, car and mobile devices.


Lear invests in Maniv Mobility VC fund

22 March 2019

Lear Corporation has announced it has invested in an Israel-based venture capital fund managed by Maniv Mobility that is focused on advancing mobility technology.


Lear invests in Maniv Mobility venture capital fund

12 March 2019

Lear has announced it has invested in an Israel-based venture capital fund managed by Maniv Mobility that is focused on advancing mobility technology.


Lear showcases intelligent seating and connectivity technologies at the Geneva Show

7 March 2019


Lear Q4 sales and income dip

25 January 2019

Lear Corporation booked Q4 2018 sales of $4.9bn, compared to $5.4bn in Q4 2017. Net income of $212m and adjusted net income of $261m compared to $401m and $300m, respectively, a year ago.


Lear Corporation appoints new member to its board

25 January 2019


Lear joins Techstars accelerator program

15 January 2019


Lear launches LIV Possibilities a mobility development partnerships

10 January 2019


Hyundai joins Lear's EXO Technology Partnership Program

10 January 2019


Lear and Gentherm join over thermal seating solutions

9 January 2019


Lear to integrate Intu seating system into Rinspeed microSNAP

8 January 2019


Lear Q3 net income falls 14% to US$253m

29 October 2018

Lear has posted third-quarter net income down 14% to US$253m with sales also falling from US$5bn to US$4.9bn.


Lear opens new Flint seating plant

15 August 2018

Lear has opened its new manufacturing seating facility in Flint, Michigan.


Lear posts record Q2 proft up 6% to US331m

27 July 2018

Lear has reported record second-quarter net income up 6% to US$331m and sales of US$5.6bn.


Lear eyes electrification opportunities

28 June 2018

Seating and electrical systems supplier Lear plans to "leverage its unique product capabilities to profitably grow sales in both business segments".


Lear appoints chief technology officer

6 June 2018

Seating and electrical Tier 1 supplier Lear has named John Absmeier chief technology officer in charge of technology and innovation.


Lear names new chief diversity officer

24 May 2018


Records tumble in Lear's first quarter

26 April 2018

Seating and electrical supplier Lear has reported record results for the first quarter of 2018.


Lear expands production space at Portugal plant

22 March 2018

Lear Corporation has announced the expansion of its automotive seating structures manufacturing facility in Valenca, Portugal.


Lear names new heads for seating and e-systems

1 March 2018

Lear Corporation, the global supplier of automotive seating and electrical systems, has named Frank Orsini EVP and president of seating and Jeneanne Hanley SVP and president of e-systems.


Qualcomm and partners to accelerate commercialisation of C-V2X

23 February 2018

Qualcomm Incorporated has announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, is working with an ecosystem of leading carmakers and automotive suppliers to accelerate the commercial introduction of Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) technology using the Qualcomm 9150 C-V2X chipset solution.


Lear unveils Q4 net income up 74% to US$401m

29 January 2018

Lear has posted fourth quarter net income up 74% to US$401m and sales rising 16% to US$5.4bn.


Major Morocco OEM/supplier deal to create 11,500 new jobs

12 December 2017

Morocco has inked a huge raft of automotive deals with international OEMS and suppliers worth around US$1.5bn and creating more than 11,500 jobs.


Lear to acquire GPS developer EXO Technologies

11 December 2017

Lear Corporation has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Israel-based EXO Technologies, a developer of GPS technology for autonomous and connected vehicle applications. It has operations in San Mateo, California and Tel Aviv, Israel.


Change at the top of Lear

16 November 2017

Auto seating and electrical specialist Lear Corporation has announced Matt Simoncini will retire as president, CEO and director on 28 February, 2018, replaced by Ray Scott (52), currently an executive vice president and president of seating. Simoncini will remain in an advisory role until the end of 2018.


Lear breaks ground for new seat manufacturing facility in Flint

3 October 2017

Lear has broken ground on a new seat manufacturing facility on the former site of the Buick City complex in Flint, Michigan.


Honeywell draws on aerospace expertise for its cyber security offerings

19 September 2017

At the 2017 Frankfurt IAA Calum MacRae met with Cristina Segal, VP for connected vehicles at Honeywell. Segal joined Honeywell from Intel, where she was the strategy leader in automotive for Intel's Wind River business.

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Lear news

Volvo's 'American car' gets a UK visa

13 May 2019

This new S60 may well be the first Volvo Car made in the United States (but not in North America...


Lear Q1 2019 sales dip 10% to US$5.2bn

29 April 2019

Lear Corporation has reported results for the first quarter 2019 showing a 10% dip to revenues an...


Lear completes acquisition of Xevo

18 April 2019

Lear Corporation has announced it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Seattle-b...


Lear to acquire automotive software supplier Xevo

3 April 2019

Lear Corporation has announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Seattle-base...


Lear invests in Maniv Mobility VC fund

22 March 2019

Lear Corporation has announced it has invested in an Israel-based venture capital fund managed by...


Lear invests in Maniv Mobility

12 March 2019

Lear has announced it has invested in an Israel-based venture capital fund managed by Maniv Mobil...



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