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Tata plans to raise $1.2 billion to help fund Jaguar Land Rover expansion

March 25, 2015 17:52 CET

Tata Motors plans to raise as much as $1.2 billion in a rights offer to help fund investments at its Tata and Jaguar Land Rover brands. Jaguar Land Rover plans to add more than 40 new products and to increase manufacturing capacity in the UK, in China, Brazil and other markets.... Read More »

Land Rover adds Range Rover Sport HST for 2016

12:15 pm U.S. ET | March 24, 2015

Land Rover is set to introduce the new Range Rover Sport HST limited edition at the New York Auto Show next week. The new, 380-hp model will slot in between the 340-hp base model and the 550-hp supercharged version.... Read More »

Jaguar Land Rover starts China recall of Evoque after TV report on quality issues

March 20, 2015 11:59 CET

Jaguar Land Rover has started to recall Range Rover Evoque SUVs in China four days after a report on state-run television said the company didn't handle quality problems properly.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Land Rover Discovery Sport on conquest path

March 19, 2015 06:01 CET

Land Rover expects the Discovery Sport to join the Range Rover Evoque coupe-styled compact SUV in attracting new customers to the brand. It will also become one of the company's top-selling models, executives predict.... Read More »

VW, Mercedes, JLR, Nissan targeted by China TV show

March 16, 2015 11:43 CET

Volkswagen, Mercedes and Nissan said they are probing allegations aired by Chinese state TV that they oversold repairs and spare parts to drivers. Media criticism can dent reputations and drag on sales in the world's biggest auto market.... Read More »

LINDSAY CHAPPELL

A JLR plant in N. America? Do it already

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 16, 2015

Do not hesitate to build that North American vehicle assembly plant, Jaguar Land Rover. You will be amazed. Trust me on this one.... Read More »

YANG JIAN

BLOG: Why Land Rover leads among China's second-tier luxury brands

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 13, 2015

Land Rover has remained China's fourth-largest luxury brand behind Audi, BMW and Mercedes for two years in a row. The fact it has started to build SUVs in China seems likely to strengthen its position as the leader among China's second-tier luxury automakers.... Read More »

JLR CEO says U.S. plant decision is 3 years off

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 7, 2015

A US factory is a must if Jaguar Land Rover is to continue to grow and stay competitive, says CEO Ralf Speth. But the automaker has to find one product with annual sales of 30,000 to 40,000 to make an American plant worthwhile, he said.... Read More »

LINDSAY CHAPPELL

BLOG: Jaguar will discover the magic of U.S. production

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 7, 2015

Do not hesitate to build that North American vehicle assembly plant, Jaguar Land Rover.... Read More »

Jaguar Land Rover's performance unit could make stand-alone models

March 6, 2015 15:14 CET

Jaguar Land Rover's Special Vehicle Operations unit may create its own stand-alone models to rival Mercedes' AMG performance division, which builds the SLS and GT.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: Whatever happens with a takeover, automakers always learn something

11:00 am U.S. ET | March 3, 2015

Jaguar Land Rover, Mazda and Volvo all have something in common today besides the fact that they were once owned or controlled by Ford. All three are starting to blossom again now that they have developed their own unique vehicle architectures, powertrains and technologies, and as Ford-based hardware ages out of production.... Read More »

Tata's retired patriarch still stirring things up

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 2, 2015

Two years into his official retirement from the auto business, Ratan Tata continues to steal the show. In a rare interview last week, the billionaire said Jaguar Land Rover is considering a North American assembly plant, and that his most famous and controversial creation -- the ultracheap Tata Nano -- would be repositioned.... Read More »

Range Rover Evoque convertible to go on sale next year

10:54 am U.S. ET | March 2, 2015

A convertible version of the Range Rover Evoque will go on sale next year, Land Rover said in a statement.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE e-magazine for March

March 2, 2015 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine goes live on Monday, March 2. This month's edition looks why ultraluxury brands such as Bentley, Lamborghini, Rolls-Royce and Maserati are poised to keep experiencing unprecedented success.... Read More »

RICHARD JOHNSON

Still a car guy -- with a Tata friendship

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 2, 2015

Bona fide car guy Wolfgang Reitzle, the former BMW rising star and Ford luxury chief who's been running an industrial gas company for the last few years, hasn't left the car business after all. It turns out that he's befriended Indian industrial magnate Ratan Tata, the guy who bought Jaguar and Land Rover from Ford in 2008. Tata said last week that he and Reitzle meet every month or so to discuss Jaguar and Land Rover models. Reitzle doesn't hold back.... Read More »

ANE's March e-magazine goes live Monday

Feb. 27, 2015 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine goes live on Monday, March 2. This month's edition looks why ultraluxury brands such as Bentley, Lamborghini, Rolls-Royce and Maserati are poised to keep experiencing unprecedented success.... Read More »

Jaguar Land Rover favors Austria or Turkey over U.S. for production boost, report says

Feb. 20, 2015 10:50 CET

Jaguar Land Rover may add production in Austria or Turkey instead of in the U.S. as the automaker seeks to boost its manufacturing capacity, a UK newspaper reported. JLR had been considering opening a factory in the U.S. South, reports said earlier this month.... Read More »

Range Rover Evoque cabrio spied during testing

Feb. 11, 2015 12:55 CET

A convertible version of the Range Rover Evoque has been spotted during road testing. An open-air Evoque would give Land Rover a lead over German premium rivals BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz by creating a niche where they have no competitor.... Read More »

Georgia gov. has JLR on his mind

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 9, 2015

Who's next among European brands to build an assembly plant in the United States? In January, there were reports from China that Geely-owned Volvo was considering the idea. And last week, the The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that Jaguar Land Rover executives recently met Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal to discuss opening a factory in his state.... Read More »

Jaguar Land Rover to recall more than 104,000 SUVs, cars for brake, lighting glitches

10:49 am U.S. ET | Feb. 7, 2015

Jaguar Land Rover North America will recall more than 104,000 SUVs and cars after NHTSA published three notices that highlighted safety concerns that could lead to faulty braking and lighting.... Read More »

Jaguar Land Rover's sales decline hits Tata profits

Feb. 5, 2015 16:07 CET

Tata Motors' quarterly profit fell as deliveries at its Jaguar Land Rover unit declined. Jaguar Land Rover's free cash flow could be negative this year as it expands its product lineup with new cars such as the Jaguar XE, Tata warned.... Read More »

JLR execs met Georgia gov. on U.S. plant, report says

Feb. 4, 2015 09:06 CET

Jaguar Land Rover executives met Georgia Governor Nathan Deal last month to discuss opening a factory in his state, a U.S. newspaper reported.... Read More »

Land Rover has high conquest goals for new Discovery Sport

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2015

With a more mainstream design, optional seven-seat configuration and improved technology, the new Discovery Sport compact SUV is expected to draw mostly new buyers to Land Rover, executives say.... Read More »

MICHAEL LEVITAN, JAGUAR LAND ROVER RETAILER CABINET

Product boom a chance to revamp JLR dealerships

2:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2015

With at least eight new or refreshed vehicles on the way, Jaguar Land Rover is preparing for the largest product onslaught in the history of both brands, which will begin using all new Ingenium engines built in the company's first new plant since the two brands were joined in 2008. Michael Levitan says the new vehicles will force JLR dealers to examine nearly every aspect of their business.... Read More »

Perks program lifts struggling store's satisfaction scores, sales

2:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2015

Land Rover San Diego is rewarding big spenders with a perks program that offers Padres baseball tickets, dry cleaning runs, preferential service times and other goodies.... Read More »

 
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