Tata

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 »

CAR CUTAWAY

Novelis helps make the Jaguar XE lean and green

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 27, 2015

Novelis plays a key role in the new Jaguar XE's aluminum-intensive monocoque structure. The XE also is the first Jaguar to use an electric power steering system from Robert Bosch Automotive Steering.... 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 'is indeed looking' at N.A. plant, Tata says

11:16 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 24, 2015

Jaguar Land Rover is "indeed looking at North America as a location for another plant," said the chairman emeritus of owner Tata. His statement marks official confirmation of the British luxury maker's factory hunt.... Read More »

Tata plans image lift for ultracheap Nano

6:43 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 24, 2015

Tata Motors, producer of the car conceived as the world's cheapest, is rethinking the “cheap” part of it. The Indian automaker believes its Nano, which went on sale in 2009 with a price tag of about $2,500, may have been too inexpensive for its own good.... 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 »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE e-magazine for February

Feb. 2, 2015 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine is ready for you to view. This month's edition looks at Europe's big 2014 sales winners and explains why 2015 is off to a positive start.... Read More »

THE CAT COMES BACK

Jaguar expects record rewards from huge investments in products and plants

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

Jaguar appears poised to have a record 2015 and to keep increasing global sales to well more than 200,000 this decade as a massive investment in products, plants and underpinnings starts to pay dividends, executives and analysts say.... 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 »

DEALER COUNCIL LEADERS

JLR dealers must get out in front of leases

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2015

Surging demand in China and Europe has Jaguar Land Rover struggling to meet U.S. demand for its hot-selling SUVs, such as the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport.... Read More »

Jaguar to fill key gaps in lineup

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2015

Jaguar executives say they hope to gain "relevance" -- and a windfall in sales -- with next year's US launch of the all-new F-Pace crossover and XE compact sedan.... Read More »

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