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Aston kills pint-sized Cygnet

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 7, 2013
The tiny Cygnet -- surely the most unlikely car to wear the winged Aston Martin badge -- looks destined to end up as no more than a footnote in Aston history.... Read More »

 

UK car sales surge to 5-year monthly high in September

Oct. 4, 2013 11:08 CET
UK car sales rose 12 percent in September to the highest monthly total in more than five years, reflecting growing economic confidence.... Read More »

 

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Land Rover stung by success

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 27, 2013
Demand for the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport is so strong that Land Rover is struggling to fill orders.... Read More »

 

Nissan starts output of Note at UK plant

Sept. 16, 2013 06:01 CET
Nissan today started production of its new Note subcompact at its plant in Sunderland, northeast England, the carmaker said.... Read More »

 

UK car sales rise 11% in August

Sept. 5, 2013 12:50 CET
UK car sales rose by 11 percent in August in contrast to the other key European markets of Germany, France, Italy and Spain, which all suffered sales declines.... Read More »

 

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UK car market still has room to grow, auto bosses say

Sept. 4, 2013 06:15 CET
UK car sales have risen for 17 consecutive months and automaker bosses believe the volume gains will continue as competitive finance deals and low interest rates drive sales.... Read More »

 

Infiniti names former GM Europe designer Cox to run London studio

Aug. 21, 2013 06:01 CET
Infiniti named Simon Cox to direct its new design studio in London. Cox was head of GM's advanced design studio in Coventry, England, between 1998 and 2010 and also worked for Ford.... Read More »

 

Nissan seeks to expand UK car plant as it adds Infiniti production

Aug. 20, 2013 16:55 CET
Nissan has applied for permission to expand its factory at Sunderland in England, already Britain's largest car making plant, where it plans to build the Q30 premium compact car for Infiniti.... Read More »

 

UK car dealer Lookers profits from recovery at home

Aug. 14, 2013 14:16 CET
UK dealer group Lookers said a recovery in its home market helped lift first-half pretax profit by 20 percent to 28.8 million pounds.... Read More »

 

UK car sales forecast for 2013 raised after July increase

Aug. 6, 2013 12:18 CET
British car sales rose by nearly 13 percent in July, prompting the industry's trade body to increase its full-year forecast to 2.22 million.... Read More »

 

Ex-Nissan Europe sales boss Willcox joins VW

Aug. 2, 2013 06:01 CET
Nissan Europe's former head of sales and marketing, Paul Willcox, will head VW Group's UK operations.... Read More »

 

Nissan Europe sales and marketing boss leaves company

July 26, 2013 14:11 CET
Nissan's head of sales and marketing in Europe, Paul Willcox, has left the automaker to pursue other opportunities. Guillaume Cartier will succeed Willcox.... Read More »

 

BMW will invest in electric car charging company

July 25, 2013 14:28 CET
BMW plans to invest in Chargemaster, a UK provider of EV charging services. Under the deal, both companies will develop a public charging network for BMW electric car owners across the UK.... Read More »

 

MG Rover hearing will assess accountant's conflicts of interest

July 17, 2013 13:24 CET
Accountancy firm Deloitte will next week return before a tribunal which is assessing whether it failed to manage conflicts of interest in its advice to MG Rover and four directors who bought the carmaker before it collapsed.... Read More »

 

UK gov't, carmakers will invest in engine research

July 13, 2013 06:15 CET
The UK government and the auto industry will invest 1 billion pounds ($1.5 billion) in a research center to develop low-carbon technologies and help secure the jobs of 30,000 people working in the country's car engine supply chain.... Read More »

 

Infiniti EV delayed to add better tech, Nissan exec says

July 5, 2013 06:01 CET
The head of Nissan global planning says Infiniti's electric car has been delayed because the premium automaker wants to incorporate more advanced charging and battery technology into the vehicle. Andy Palmer denied speculation the delay indicated that Infiniti and parent Nissan were losing interest in electric cars.... Read More »

 

UK new-car sales rise for 16th successive month

July 4, 2013 10:41 CET
New-car sales in the UK rose 13 percent in June, marking the 16th consecutive month of growth for the market. The rise in sales is in stark contrast to other major European markets, which have seen sales fall.... Read More »

 

Federal-Mogul sells connecting rod and camshaft business

July 2, 2013 06:01 CET
Diversified auto supplier Federal-Mogul has sold its connecting rod and camshaft business to JD Norman Industries. The deal divests Federal-Mogul's UK-based camshaft foundry and its connecting rod machining plant in Windsor, Canada, the supplier said.... Read More »

 

UK car production on track to overtake France by 2018

June 13, 2013 20:16 CET
Britain may overtake France as Europe's second-largest automotive producer within the next five years if UK car sales and exports maintain current strong growth, industry executives said.... Read More »

 

UK new-car sales rise for 15th successive month

June 6, 2013 14:09 CET
UK new-car sales rose 11 percent to 180,111 in May, marking the 15th consecutive month of growth for the market, the country's auto trade association said today.... Read More »

 

PEOPLE ON THE MOVE

Bentley executive will head UK industry body SMMT

June 5, 2013 09:53 CET
Bentley executive Mike Hawes will be the new CEO of the UK auto industry association, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).... Read More »

 

A Chinese MG? Not cricket, say Britons, who stay away in droves

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 27, 2013
The new generation of Chinese-designed MGs is proving a tough sell in England, birthplace of the legendary carmaker that produced a long line of stylish roadsters dating back to the 1920s.... Read More »

 

CARS & CONCEPTS

Sporty Bentley models in the works

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 20, 2013
Bentley plans to launch a 650-hp Continental Supersports as early as 2014, featuring carbon-fiber panels and a stiffer chassis, sources told Autoweek.... Read More »

 

Europe car sales rise for first time in 19 months

May 17, 2013 08:34 CET
European car sales rose for the first time in 19 months on strong demand in the UK and a rebound in Germany. Registrations in April increased 2 percent to 1.08 million vehicles from 1.06 million cars a year earlier, industry association ACEA said.... Read More »

 

BorgWarner to expand UK production to supply Jaguar Land Rover

May 16, 2013 06:01 CET
U.S. supplier BorgWarner Inc. said it would build a new production line and engineering center in the United Kingdom to supply turbocharging systems to customer Jaguar Land Rover. The turbochargers would be used in JLR's family of four-cylinder gasoline and diesel engines, due to launch in 2015.... Read More »

 

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