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Jaguar Land Rover launches subscription lease service

June 14, 2018 12:33 CET
Jaguar Land Rover has launched a subscription lease service in the UK that could be rolled out

RICHARD TRUETT

Land Rover sets course for Defender to come home

11:42 am U.S. ET | June 12, 2018
Authenticity is crucially important for the next Defender. Building the iconic off-roader in its spiritual home will add appeal to JLR's most important vehicle launch yet.

JLR will cut more UK jobs as it moves Discovery output to Slovakia

June 11, 2018 15:12 CET
Jaguar Land Rover is set to cut more jobs in Britain as it moves all production of the Land Rover Discovery to lower-cost Slovakia before building its new Range Rover at an English factory.

MAY SALES

UK sales rise 3% in May on private demand

June 5, 2018 12:23 CET
UK registrations increased 3.4 percent in May as growing demand from individual consumers offset a decline from business buyers.

Britain wants to be a leader in self-driving cars

June 4, 2018 10:32 CET
The UK is stepping up plans to be a leader in self-driving cars by awarding 25 million pounds ($33 million) to new research projects.

London cab firm will build plug-in van using taxi tech

June 1, 2018 16:15 CET
The London Electric Vehicle Company, the taxi maker owned by China's Geely, plans to double production at its UK plant with the introduction of a van using the same plug-in hybrid drivetrain as its TX eCity taxi.

UK production rises 5% in April, boosted by new models

May 31, 2018 10:10 CET
British car production overturned several months of declines to rise 5.2 percent in April, boosted by new and updated models and a comparatively poor performance in the same month last year due to the timing of Easter.

Deutsche Post wins StreetScooter contract with dairy company in UK

May 28, 2018 16:24 CET
German logistics group Deutsche Post DHL Group has won a contract to deliver 200 StreetScooter electric vans to the dairy company Milk & More for the daily delivery of milk to UK households.

UK's Pivot Power to build EV battery network

May 22, 2018 11:27 CET
The UK company Pivot Power plans to develop a 2-gigawatt network of grid-scale batteries and rapid electric vehicle charging stations in Britain.

BMW expands UK vehicle recall to 390,000 cars

May 19, 2018 11:09 CET
BMW is expanding a recall of vehicles in Britain by 88,000 cars to a total of 390,000. The move comes in the wake of a BBC investigation that found some vehicles could cut out completely while being driven.

UK to share plans soon on 2040 combustion-cars ban

May 16, 2018 09:30 CET
The UK will release more details in the weeks ahead on its planned ban of the sale of new gasoline and diesel cars starting in 2040, business minister Greg Clark said.

APRIL SALES

UK sales increase 10% amid diesel slump

May 4, 2018 10:08 CET
UK registrations rose 10 percent in April, reflecting a poor performance in the same month last year. Diesel demand continued to fall.

UK production falls 13% in March on Brexit, diesel slump

April 26, 2018 11:03 CET
UK production fell 13 percent in March as bad weather disrupted supply chains and worries over export prospects after Brexit and the future of diesel vehicles dampened demand.

Melrose gets green light from UK for GKN takeover

April 24, 2018 15:58 CET
UK Business Minister Greg Clark said there were no national security grounds to intervene in turnaround specialist Melrose's takeover of British engineering company GKN, giving the deal the green light from government.

Nissan will cut jobs at UK plant as diesel demand slides, report says

April 20, 2018 15:43 CET
Nissan will cut hundreds of jobs at its factory in Sunderland, England, as it tackles declining demand for diesel models across Europe, Reuters reported.

Jaguar Land Rover confirms 1,000 jobs to go as diesel sales slump

April 16, 2018 12:36 CET
Jaguar Land Rover said it will cut 1,000 jobs and reduce production at two UK factories as demand for diesel cars slumps because of higher taxes and a regulatory crackdown.

Jaguar Land Rover to cut 1,000 jobs, reduce output amid Brexit, diesel concerns

April 13, 2018 15:27 CET
Jaguar Land Rover will cut about 1,000 jobs and reduce production at two of its UK factories due to uncertainty around Brexit and confusion over diesel policy leading to a fall in sales, a source told Reuters.

Ford wins approval for German banking license to offset Brexit risk

April 6, 2018 11:28 CET
Ford won approval from the European Central Bank to set up a bank in Germany as part of its strategy to mitigate any risk from Britain leaving the EU.

MARCH SALES

UK sales slump 16% as diesel demand plunges

April 5, 2018 09:41 CET
Demand for new diesel cars in Britain plunged by more than a third in March, pushing down total registrations by 16 percent.

PSA will decide on future of UK Astra plant in 2020

April 5, 2018 07:38 CET
PSA could wait until 2020 to decide on the future of its Vauxhall car plant in Ellesmere Port, England, as it improves efficiency and awaits the outcome of Brexit talks, CEO Carlos Tavares said.

PSA will boost van production at Vauxhall plant in UK

April 4, 2018 11:39 CET
PSA will boost output at Vauxhall's van plant in Luton, England, by adding Peugeot and Citroen models.

PSA said to end Renault-Vauxhall van venture in UK

April 3, 2018 18:06 CET
PSA plans to end a venture between Vauxhall and Renault that makes vans at a plant near London and instead use the capacity to build Peugeot Expert and Citroen Jumpy models alongside future versions of the Vauxhall/Opel Vivaro, reports said.

VW owners begin diesel lawsuit in UK High Court

March 27, 2018 14:55 CET
Lawyers for more than 50,000 VW owners began a lawsuit against the automaker in London's High Court in a battle for compensation over its diesel-emissions cheating scandal.

Jaguar Land Rover tests self-driving valet parking in UK

March 22, 2018 11:07 CET
Jaguar Land Rover tested its self-driving valet technology in the UK with a system that allows cars to find a space and park themselves.

UK financial watchdog probes car finance growth

March 16, 2018 10:33 CET
Britain's financial watchdog is investigating whether companies are properly assessing risks after dealership car finance grew at an average rate of 20 percent a year since 2012.

 
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Why VW should share its skateboard and change the world

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Land Rover sets course for Defender to come home

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11:42 am U.S. ET | June 12 2018

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Volvo's Polestar commits to guiding light feature

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Why Chinese cars, crossovers should worry Europe's brands

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12:01 am U.S. ET | June 2 2018

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VW Group's new CEO Diess may have too much power

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12:01 am U.S. ET | May 24 2018

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Former BMW executive Herbert Diess now heads both VW Group and its core VW brand, which may be conce ...
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BMW envisions its iNext as an SUV

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12:01 am U.S. ET | May 23 2018

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Can autonomous vehicles be developed without risking lives?

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12:01 am U.S. ET | May 14 2018

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