Land Rover

2017 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE CONGRESS

Land Rover Defender will appeal to new generation, design chief says

June 23, 2017 06:01 CET

The launch of the new Land Rover Defender is "not far away," the brand's design boss, Gerry McGovern, said.... Read More »

Tata denies plan to list Jaguar Land Rover

June 20, 2017 09:34 CET

Tata Motors says it has no plans to list Jaguar Land Rover after Bloomberg reported that the company was considering an initial public offering of JLR.... Read More »

JLR buy-sells get more complicated

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 19, 2017

Buy-sell deals between Jaguar and Land Rover dealers continue, but grow increasingly complex as the automaker pushes for consolidation and renovation.... Read More »

Jaguar Land Rover invests $25 million in Lyft to help develop self-driving cars

June 11, 2017 06:01 CET

Jaguar Land Rover said it will invest $25 million in U.S. ride services company Lyft to help develop and test technology for self-driving cars.... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Land Rover store 
refresh goes too far

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 5, 2017

U.S. dealers are most responsible for the global branding of Land Rover, a reader writes.... Read More »

EU probes aid for Jaguar Land Rover's Slovak factory

May 24, 2017 13:13 CET

EU regulators are investigating the legality of Slovakia's plan to grant $139.7 million to Jaguar Land Rover to support a new plant in the country. The facility, which will build up to 300,000 cars annually, is due to open next year.... Read More »

Jaguar Land Rover profit margin improves

May 23, 2017 14:56 CET

Jaguar Land Rover's profit margin widened to 14.5 percent in its latest quarter on strong demand for SUVs in major markets including China and the U.S.... Read More »

LATEST LAUNCHES

Softer Land Rover Discovery keeps its go-anywhere skills

May 11, 2017 06:01 CET

Land Rover is determined to demonstrate that even though the fifth generation of the Discovery has been made softer and more luxurious than its predecessor, it remains true to the SUV brand's go-anywhere philosophy and has been engineered to take the path of most resistance, should the driver choose.... Read More »

JAY RAMEY

BLOG: Jaguar Land Rover doubles down on diesel

11:45 am U.S. ET | May 9, 2017

While a number of automakers are curtailing plans for diesel offerings or development, some are doubling down on a bet made well before Volkswagen's diesel emissions scandal erupted.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE monthly magazine for May

May 1, 2017 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view. The new edition looks at how Seat ended more than a decade of losses and why it expects to become a reliable moneymaker for parent VW Group.... Read More »

ANE's May issue goes live Monday

April 28, 2017 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine goes live on Monday, May 1. The new edition looks at how Seat ended more than a decade of losses and why it expects to become a reliable moneymaker for parent VW Group.... Read More »

Jaguar slots 4-cylinder turbo motor in new entry-level F-Type

7:00 am U.S. ET | April 12, 2017

Jaguar is slotting a new 296-hp, 2.0-liter turbocharged motor in the F-Type for 2018 that marks the first time since before World War II that the famed British brand has equipped a sports cars with a four-cylinder engine. The F-Type will be one of the few sports cars available with a four-, six- or eight-cylinder engine.... Read More »

Mercedes-Benz undecided on future diesel sales in U.S.

6:18 pm U.S. ET | April 12, 2017

Mercedes-Benz USA, which hasn't received approval from the EPA to sell 2017 model diesel vehicles, has not decided whether to resume selling diesel light-vehicles in the United States.... Read More »

CAR CUTAWAY

Suppliers to the new Land Rover Discovery

April 11, 2017 06:01 CET

Assembly of the fifth-generation Land Rover Discovery began in September 2016 at the automaker's factory in Solihull, England. The SUV is based on the PLA-D7u platform. Output is expected to peak at more than 49,300 units this year, according to IHS Markit Automotive.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: UAW's ranks grow again

8:30 am U.S. ET | April 3, 2017

UAW's ranks grow again; Genesis, Kia green cars on tap; Ally's finance marketplace; VW rebuffed in Munich; Record-high Tesla output; Carvana IPO plan; Land Rover tuner takedown?... Read More »

JAY RAMEY

BLOG: Copycat cars continue to be a Chinese art form

11:00 am U.S. ET | March 28, 2017

Britain's Autocar is out with a compilation of great clones from China.... Read More »

JUST ARRIVED

2017 Land Rover Discovery

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 27, 2017

A look at the new 2017 Land Rover Discovery, and a comparison with the 2016 Land Rover LR4... Read More »

Land Rover's Discovery is no poseur off-road

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 26, 2017

The new Land Rover Discovery is one of the most important launches for Jaguar Land Rover since the brands split from Ford in 2008.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: JLR's next move: Buy Vauxhall from PSA

12:00 pm U.S. ET | March 21, 2017

JLR's turnaround, from a money-losing business Ford dumped for $2.3 billion, at a huge loss, to India's Tata Motors, is one of the biggest success stories of the last decade. But now the next -- and far more difficult -- challenge awaits.... Read More »

NICK GIBBS

BLOG: Velar may signal new strategy at Land Rover

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 7, 2017

The Range Rover Velar runs dangerously close to the Range Rover Sport in Land Rover's luxury lineup. Is this an error, or a clue as how the British brand will reposition the next Range Rover Sport and other models?... Read More »

NICK GIBBS

BLOG: Velar may signal new strategy at Land Rover

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 7, 2017

The Range Rover Velar runs dangerously close to the Range Rover Sport in Land Rover's luxury lineup. Is this an error, or a clue as how the British brand will reposition the next Range Rover Sport and other models?... Read More »

Bloodlines and reductionism: What people are saying about Range Rover Velar

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 7, 2017

Range Rover now has an entry in the ultracompetitive midsize luxury SUV segment and its name is Velar. Here's what people are saying about the Range Rover Velar.... Read More »

Range Rover aims high with Velar

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 6, 2017

Range Rover's first midsize SUV, the Velar, will be positioned between the smaller Evoque and the larger Range Rover Sport.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Feb. U.S. sales winners, losers

8:30 am U.S. ET | March 2, 2017

Feb. U.S. sales winners, losers; High winds strip Ford HQ of iconic blue oval; Land Rover previews Velar; Elon Musk takes advice from a fifth-grader; Mazda's master ad campaign.... Read More »

Jaguar Land Rover wants 'fair' UK support for automakers post-Brexit

March 2, 2017 10:11 CET

Jaguar Land Rover CEO Officer Ralf Speth backed Nissan's calls for extra funding for suppliers in the wake of last year's Brexit vote, while cautioning that there must be "fair play" for all UK-based automakers.... Read More »

 
Volvo's Ingenlath achieves rare feat

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 21 2017

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Volvo's Thomas Ingenlath is among a small number of designers who have been tapped to lead a brand. ...
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Chinese carmakers declare war on foreign rivals

Yang Jian
7:59 am U.S. ET | June 19 2017

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Until recently, Chinese automakers were widely considered to be cheap, low-quality marques that were ...
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Why VW will not sell Polo in the U.S.


10:36 am U.S. ET | June 16 2017

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VW sees no profit in adding the Polo subcompact to a U.S. lineup dominated by SUVs and sedans. ...
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China's EV market: Something for everybody

Yang Jian
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16 2017

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VW and Daimler soon will have a strong presence in the mass market for EVs in China. ...
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How engine gurus cope with the EV's rise

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15 2017

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Engine gurus at powertrain components provider BorgWarner have some interesting views on the rise of electric vehicles. ...
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Would you buy a car from Amazon?

Chris Bryant and Andrea Felsted
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 14 2017

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The automotive retail market is too big for Amazon to ignore. ...
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Data: Gold mine or land mine?

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 4 2017

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Fully autonomous cars are coming and many automakers believe that these highly connected vehicles will offer lucrative returns from data that they hope to sell to tech... ...
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Geely, a winner in China, faces uphill battle establishing itself overseas

Yang Jian
4:01 am U.S. ET | June 2 2017

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Geely has emerged as the largest domestic carmaker in China this year, but despite its worldwide amb ...
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Piech isolated at family gathering

Christiaan Hetzner
7:16 am U.S. ET | May 30 2017

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Ferdinand Piech made what may be the last appearance at his family's holding company that controls a ...
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After Fields, is anyone safe?

Jason Stein
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 29 2017

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Former Ford CEO Mark Fields restored European profits, renegotiated labor agreements and started a movement to the world of mobility. ...
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European sales rise 8% in May, nearing pre-crisis levels
European new-car registrations rose nearly 8 percent in May, with nearly all automakers recording sa ...
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VW, Kia and Lada make big gains as Russia sales rise 15%
New-car registrations in Russia increased 15 percent in May, the third consecutive month of higher s ...
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German sales jump 13% on fleet demand
German new-car sales rose 13 percent in May on two extra selling days and strong sales to business f ...
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Spain sales reach highest May level for 9 years
New-car sales in Spain rose 11 percent in May to the highest level for the month since 2008, helping ...
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VW among winners as Italy's market gains 8%
New-car sales in Italy rose 8.2 percent in May in the best result for the month in nine years as the ...
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French sales rise 9% in May
New-car registrations in France rose 8.9 percent in May with Seat, Ford, Fiat, Mercedes and Renault ...
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European sales fall 7% on VW, British slump
Passenger car registrations fell 7 percent in Europe in April on fewer selling days and a big slump ...
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VW, Kia, Renault benefit as Russia sales rise 7%
New-car sales in Russia rose 7 percent last month as the market's rebound gathered momentum after fo ...
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Spanish sales rise on Easter tourism boost
New-car registrations in Spain rose 1.1 percent in April, boosted by holiday rental sales. VW's Seat ...
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European minicar sales forecast to dip this year, remain steady until 2020
Automakers are increasing technology levels in Europe's minicar segment to maintain consumer interes ...
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Europe's compact minivan sales forecast to see steady decline
Europe's compact minivan segment is forecast to continually decline until 2020 because of rising dem ...
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Europe's small SUV sales forecast to top 2 million next year
Europe's small SUV/crossover segment is forecast to continue its rapid growth as models from latecom ...
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New mild hybrid tech will shake up green car sales
Mild hybrid cars with cheaper and less complex technology than plug-in and full hybrids will reduce ...
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SUV sales rise to 25% of European market
SUVs and crossovers accounted for a quarter of all European passenger vehicle sales last year as mod ...
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VW Golf, other volume compacts lose share to premium rivals, SUVs
The VW Golf and Ford Focus compacts are being squeezed as premium competitors such as the Mercedes A ...
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Europe's large premium SUV segment heads for record year
Europe's large premium SUV segment is on track for a record year, helped by rising sales of models s ...
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Tesla's autopilot software head quits in less than six months
Tesla's head of its autopilot software, Chris Lattner, has left the company within six months of joi ...
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Former VW design chief de Silva joins Edag to style EVs for China
Volkswagen Group's former design chief, Walter de Silva, is styling electric cars for a Chinese comp ...
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Bentley hires Nissan exec for Americas sales post
Bentley tapped a veteran automotive executive from Nissan, Mike Rocco, to become vice president of sales and operations -- a new post -- for the brand's Americas division. ...
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Finance chief Lohscheller to be Opel CEO after Neumann quits
GM's European division Opel is losing its CEO, Karl-Thomas Neumann, just as it prepares to be acquir ...
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McLaren names Melville design chief
McLaren has promoted former Land Rover and Cadillac executive Rob Melville to be its top designer. ...
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BMW Designworks chief Heilmer will head Mini design
BMW has picked Oliver Heilmer to head design at its Mini brand. Heilmer is currently president of BM ...
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Renault names new boss for India, Africa and Middle East
Renault named Fabrice Cambolive as head of the automaker's operations in Africa, the Middle East and ...
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Ford appoints Armstrong head of Europe operations
Ford named company veteran Steven Armstrong as head of its European operations. ...
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Toyota hires key U.S. marketing exec from VW
Toyota has named Volkswagen of America marketing executive Vinay Shahani its vice president of integ ...
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VW brand recruits Hyundai's Sengpiehl as global marketing chief
Volkswagen Group has recruited Hyundai's Jochen Sengpiehl to be global marketing director for its co ...
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Alfa's big bet on the Stelvio
Alfa Romeo is betting on the Stelvio and its fun-to-drive characteristics to boost the appeal of wha ...
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Opel moves Insignia upscale
Opel hopes a wide selection of advanced safety equipment in its new Insignia will move the model upm ...
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Softer Land Rover Discovery keeps its go-anywhere skills
Land Rover is determined to demonstrate that even though the fifth generation of the Discovery has b ...
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Honda counts on new Civic for boost in Europe
Honda's latest Civic benefited from the largest development program for a single model in the compan ...
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Mercedes makes E-class coupe more practical
Mercedes is repositioning its E-class coupe to offer more room and more functionality, promoting the ...
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Kia gives Rio better tech to challenge European rivals
Kia has added driver assistance systems not typical in small cars as well as upgraded connectivity i ...
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Mini maxes out with Countryman
The Mini Countryman has grown to become the BMW subsidiary's biggest model to date and now competes ...
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Nissan plots Micra's return to Europe's top 10
Nissan wants to re-establish the Micra subcompact as one of the 10 top-sellers in Europe's biggest a ...
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Hyundai gives i30 a tech boost
The Hyundai i30's success has been important in boosting the brand's European growth in the past 10 ...
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Toyota gets quirky with C-HR to 'turn heads'
Toyota is a latecomer to Europe's crossover segment with the new C-HR. ...
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