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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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Jaguar Land Rover targets record 500,000 global sales in 2015

Jan. 12, 2015 03:13 CET

Jaguar Land Rover is counting on new models such as the Jaguar XE sedan and Land Rover Discovery Sport to help it boost sales to a record of more than 500,000 vehicles in 2015....
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Mercedes-Benz to sell C350 plug-in hybrid in U.S. in fall

8:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2015

Mercedes-Benz will begin US sales of the C350 plug-in hybrid this fall. The new car is one of 10 plug-in hybrids Mercedes will be launching through 2017, said Thomas Weber, Daimler AG board member for group research and Mercedes-Benz car development....
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2 diesel Range Rovers coming to U.S. this fall

6:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2015

Land Rover will offer a diesel engine in two Range Rover models this year and across its entire lineup in several years. The two vehicles are debuting at the Detroit auto show. They go on sale this fall....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE e-magazine for January

Jan. 7, 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 why Jaguar expects 2015 to be a record-breaking year....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Jaguar poised to pounce in 2015

Jan. 5, 2015 06:01 CET

Jaguar is poised to have a record 2015 and to increase global sales to well above 200,000 vehicles this decade as a massive investment in products, plants and underpinnings starts to pay dividends....
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13 sales records, but that's no record

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015

There are lots of ways to gauge really good years in the auto industry, but here's one of the best: how many brands set sales records....
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LAND ROVER

More affordable Discovery and Freelander lines

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015

A new family of Land Rover Discovery vehicles will roll out in the coming years....
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Jaguar picks XE as first China-made model

Dec. 21, 2014 06:01 CET

Jaguar's new XE will be the brand's first model made in China. The midsize premium sedan will be built alongside the Land Rover SUVs in Changshu....
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GM, Audi, Jaguar halt Russia sales on ruble's collapse

Dec. 18, 2014 13:12 CET

GM, Audi and Jaguar Land Rover temporarily stopped selling cars in Russia this week, deciding that taking a timeout from the market was the best way to deal with the ruble's collapse....
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Jaguar Land Rover's virtual windshield makes blind spots vanish

6:15 am U.S. ET | Dec. 16, 2014

Jaguar Land Rover is testing a new 360-degree virtual urban windshield which gives drivers a full view of the environment around the car and eliminates blind spots that often lead to accidents.
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JLR executives are seeing double -- and seeing red

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 8, 2014

Jaguar Land Rover executives got their first look at the Land Wind X7. last month at the Guangzhou Motor Show -- and they weren't amused....
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Jaguar Land Rover and UK union reach pay deal

Dec. 2, 2014 14:30 CET

Jaguar Land Rover said it has reached a deal over pay and pensions with union representatives after revising its offer, which will now be recommended to staff. The union had threatened industrial action if a deal could not be reached....
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