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DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

Porsche Macan rises fast; VW Golf rules

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 31, 2014
Porsche's Macan was a huge Web winner during the fourth quarter but the media champ of 2013 was the VW Golf, which was No. 1 in online news stories, blogs and other social media such as YouTube.... Read More »

 

Tata boss Slym quarreled with wife before his death, Thai police say

1:34 am U.S. ET | Jan. 28, 2014
Thai police investigating how Tata Motors chief Karl Slym died said he had an argument with his wife on the eve of his death. Slym, a former GM executive from England, fell from a Bangkok hotel window.... Read More »

 

Thai police say Tata boss Slym quarreled with wife before his death

Jan. 28, 2014 07:34 CET
Thai police investigating how Tata Motors chief Karl Slym died said he had an argument with his wife on the eve of his death. Slym, a former GM executive from England, fell from a Bangkok hotel window.... Read More »

 

Tata Motors Managing Director Slym dies after Bangkok hotel fall

Jan. 26, 2014 15:19 CET
Tata Motors Managing Director Karl Slym died after falling from a high floor in a Bangkok hotel. The Englishman, who joined Tata in 2012 after a 17-year stint at GM, was in Bangkok for a Tata Motors Thailand board meeting.... Read More »

 

Bash in the Big Easy

6:46 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2014
Jaguar Land Rover was among the auto companies entertaining their dealers during the convention. Above, Jaguar Land Rover dealers gathered Friday evening in the Blue Room of the Roosevelt Hotel.... Read More »

 

Jaguar execs tout Super Bowl spot

7:01 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 25, 2014
Jaguar executives want to keep the brand's sales momentum going with its first-ever Super Bowl commercial that touts a new variant of the F-Type. Jaguar and Land Rover dealers got a preview of the 60-second commercial "Rendezvous" that features iconic British villains.... Read More »

 

Q&A: MICHAEL LEVITAN, JAGUAR LAND ROVER RETAIL CABINET

Land Rover dealers struggle to get more inventory

2:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 25, 2014
Michael LevitanWhile dealers welcomed a significant sales surge for both Jaguar and Land Rover in 2013, they remain cautious about investments the manufacturer is seeking as it promotes dualed dealerships representing both brands. Dealers want to see more Land Rover inventory freed up and more marketing for Jaguar, said Michael Levitan, chairman of the Jaguar Land Rover Retailer Cabinet.... Read More »

 

Blitz of Super Bowl auto ads pits Muppets vs. British villains

12:34 am U.S. ET | Jan. 24, 2014
From the Muppets to James Franco and British villains, Hollywood will be working hard for the auto industry during the Super Bowl. Automakers are spending as much as $6 million per 30-second spot to grab consumers and promote a bumper crop of new vehicles during the telecast.... Read More »

 

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Range Rover diesel-hybrid saves fuel on and off road

Jan. 21, 2014 06:15 CET
Land Rover says the Range Rover SDV6 Hybrid offers the performance of a model powered by a V-8 diesel engine, but with fuel consumption 14 percent below that of the automaker's standard V-6 diesel.... Read More »

 

DEALER COUNCIL LEADERS

Higher allocation is top priority for Land Rover

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014
Land Rover's U.S. dealers want more vehicles to sell. Getting increased allocation of Land Rover production is the top priority for the brand's dealers this year, said Michael Levitan, chairman of the Jaguar Land Rover Retailer Cabinet. The cabinet was formed in 2013 by merging the Jaguar and Land Rover dealer councils.... Read More »

 

DEALER COUNCIL LEADERS

Jaguar dealers want help boosting traffic

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014
Jaguar's U.S. sales are improving, but dealers still need help getting more customers in their stores. New products such as the F-Type helped the brand's showroom traffic improve some in 2013, but Jaguar still is far from top of mind with luxury shoppers, said Michael Levitan, chairman of the Jaguar Land Rover Dealer Cabinet, which was formed in 2013 by merging the Jaguar and Land Rover dealer councils.... Read More »

 

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Daimler, Renault, VW and Fiat cars on list of European industry's biggest money losers

Jan. 13, 2014 06:01 CET
Automakers from Fiat to Volkswagen and Daimler to Renault lost a combined 20 billion euros developing and selling models ranked in a top 10 list of the European auto industry's most “catastrophic” failures of the past 15 years.... Read More »

 

Jaguar Land Rover posts 19% gain in global sales

3:48 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2014
Jaguar Land Rover notched its best full year global sales performance in 2013, selling 425,006 units, a 19 percent gain over 2012, the company said Sunday.... Read More »

 

Jaguar Land Rover sales rise to record, helped by China demand

Jan. 12, 2014 10:26 CET
Jaguar Land Rover reported record global sales last year, driven by growth in the Asia Pacific and China region. Sales rose 19 percent to 425,006 vehicles, the company said.... Read More »

 

JLR recalls Range Rovers in U.S. for potential airbag issue

Jan. 6, 2014 06:01 CET
Jaguar Land Rover is recalling 3,912 Range Rover SUVs in the United States because the front seat side airbags may not deploy.... Read More »

 

Officials bust vehicle fraud ring

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2014
An international crime ring that fraudulently acquired vehicles from Canadian dealerships, drove them into the United States and shipped them to western Africa is being thwarted by a cooperative effort, authorities say.... Read More »

 

DECEMBER U.S. AUTO SALES

U.S. sales barely rise as storms, Nov. payback take toll

8:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 3, 2014
U.S. light-vehicle sales edged up in December but fell short of expectations of a 4 percent gain, as wintry weather and a payback from November's surge took a bite out of demand. Most companies managed to close out the year with an increase. Among the biggest automakers, Nissan led with an 11 percent gain, while GM dropped 6 percent.... Read More »

 

Land Rover recalls SUVs in U.S. for potential airbag issue

11:50 am U.S. ET | Jan. 3, 2014
Jaguar Land Rover is recalling 3,912 Range Rover SUVs in the United States because the front seat side airbags may not deploy.... Read More »

 

Big to-do list for new N.A. head of Jag, Land Rover

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 23, 2013
Joe Eberhardt, named last week as president of Jaguar Land Rover North America, faces the challenge of improving not only the sales but the image of the two luxury brands he'll lead in the U.S. market.... Read More »

 

DIANA T. KURYLKO

The Chicken War: Mercedes, Jaguar battle to rule the roost

3:53 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 18, 2013
Luxury brands and chickens? It started with Mercedes-Benz posting a YouTube commercial touting its Magic Body Control System on the redesigned S-class. Now enter Jaguar, the challenger.... Read More »

 

Former Chrysler exec Eberhardt named president of Jaguar Land Rover N.A.

8:42 am U.S. ET | Dec. 18, 2013
Joe Eberhardt, the sales executive who left Chrysler seven years ago amid a storm of dealer anger surrounding overproduction, has been named president of Jaguar Land Rover North America. He will lead the company's sales, service and marketing in the United States and Canada, Jaguar Land Rover said in a statement today.... Read More »

 

Former Chrysler exec Eberhardt named president of Jaguar Land Rover N.A.

Dec. 18, 2013 14:42 CET
Former Chrysler sales chief Joe Eberhardt has been named president of Jaguar Land Rover North America... Read More »

 

CAR CUTAWAY

Delphi helps keep the new Range Rover safe

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 18, 2013
Delphi helps keep occupants safe in the new Range Rover with systems such as it electronically scanning radar, which is linked to Land Rover’s emergency braking. This helps drivers avoid a collision if the traffic ahead slows quickly.... Read More »

 

LUCA CIFERRI

A Range Rover, a ski jump and a leap of faith

6:06 am U.S. ET | Dec. 12, 2013
Sometimes you've got to relinquish complete control to a silicon brain. My experience took place in a Range Rover Sport on the ridiculously steep landing area for a ski jump in Germany's Black Forest.... Read More »

 

Jaguar Land Rover to start Brazil output in 2016

Dec. 5, 2013 22:26 CET
Jaguar Land Rover plans to build a factory in Brazil with a capacity of 24,000 vehicles a year. Production should begin in 2016.... Read More »

 

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