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FCA axes Chrysler in UK to focus on Jeep

March 17, 2015 18:35 CET

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is ending sales of Chrysler cars in the UK to focus on its Jeep brand. FCA sells the U.S.-built Chrysler 300C sedan and Voyager large minivan in the UK, alongside the Lancia Delta compact and Ypsilon subcompact cars, which are both rebadged as Chryslers....
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Ford warns on UK leaving EU

March 4, 2015 16:23 CET

Ford of Europe CEO Jim Farley said the UK needs to stay in the EU to keep its manufacturers at the forefront of global production. "We really believe that the UK being part of the EU is critical for business," Farley said in a radio interview....
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As election nears, automakers fear UK exit from EU

Feb. 26, 2015 12:32 CET

Automakers with production in the UK are increasingly worried about the prospects of the country leaving the European Union. Prime Minister David Cameron has said he will offer an in-out referendum on EU membership if he wins a general election in May....
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GKN sees more growth this year after 2014 profits rise 4%

Feb. 24, 2015 11:12 CET

UK supplier GKN reported a 4 percent rise in annual profit last year and said it expected to grow again in 2015, helped by the continued strong demand for car parts....
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UK car production dips 1% in Jan. on new model, tech investment

Feb. 19, 2015 10:23 CET

The UK's car manufacturing sector reported a 1 percent decline in output last month as automakers invested in the production of new models and technologies....
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UK gives go-ahead to test driverless cars on roads

Feb. 11, 2015 08:28 CET

Britons will be joined on the roads by driverless cars starting in the summer after the government gave the go-ahead for the vehicles to be tested on public roads to encourage companies developing the technology to invest in the country....
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UK car sales grew 7% in January but slowdown looms

Feb. 5, 2015 10:50 CET

UK new-car registrations rose by 7 percent in January to their highest level for that month since 2007, but industry watchers expect growth to slow during the rest of the year....
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UK 2014 car production rises to highest since 2007

Jan. 23, 2015 09:48 CET

UK car production rose to its highest level since 2007 last year, up 1 percent to 1.53 million cars. The UK is a major center for manufacturers such as Jaguar Land Rover, BMW, Nissan, Honda, Toyota and GM....
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UK new-car sales increase 9% in 2014 to 10-year high

Jan. 7, 2015 10:58 CET

UK new-car sales rose 9 percent last year to hit their highest level in 10 years at 2.47 million, cementing the UK's place as Europe's second-largest car market after Germany, industry body SMMT said....
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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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UK may get new auto show in 2016

Dec. 23, 2014 10:51 CET

The UK could once again have a major auto show after organizers announced dates for an event in 2016. BNC Special Events plan to stage an event for car enthusiasts in London....
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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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UK car production seen flat in 2014 as exports weaken

Dec. 18, 2014 11:00 CET

British car production will remain flat in 2014 as model changeovers and economic uncertainty in export markets hit output....
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NICK GIBBS

BLOG: Nissan offers rare peek into battery making

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

A rare tour of Nissan's UK battery plant demonstrated how tricky it is to build the product. The factory produces battery for the Leaf electric car and the e-NV200 electric van....
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Honda counts on new models to help end Europe woes

Dec. 8, 2014 06:01 CET

Honda says new models and a leaner organization will help it rebound in Europe in 2015 after seven years of falling sales....
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BMW tackles car sharing in London after Daimler's exit

Dec. 6, 2014 06:01 CET

BMW has launched its car-sharing service in London, barely six months after Daimler said it was quitting the city with its service. A strong culture of private car ownership and parking problems make London difficult for car-sharing schemes....
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UK car sales hit highest level since 2007

Dec. 4, 2014 11:19 CET

UK car registrations rose 8 percent last month, driven by cheap credit deals and an economic recovery. The result takes sales in 2014 to just over 2.3 million, the highest level for any year since 2007....
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UK car production likely to miss full-year target on weak overseas demand

Nov. 20, 2014 12:09 CET

UK car production is unlikely to hit a full-year goal of 1.59 million as demand from key western European markets and Russia continues to fall, the SMMT industry association said....
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Jaguar Land Rover's UK staff rejects pay deal

Nov. 13, 2014 15:46 CET

Jaguar Land Rover's UK workers have voted overwhelmingly against an offered pay rise and pension changes as the Unite union says the automaker should return to the negotiating table or face a ballot for industrial action....
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UK car sales boosted by cheap credit, but growth forecast to slow

Nov. 6, 2014 12:47 CET

UK car sales in October rose 14 percent but will likely slow as consumers brace for a rise in interest rates next year. Total new registrations are heading toward 2.46 million for this year, a return to pre-recession levels....
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JLR picks Discovery Sport to lead Brazil output

Oct. 29, 2014 16:00 CET

The Land Rover Discovery Sport will be the first model Jaguar Land Rover produces at its new plant in Brazil, the automaker said. Output will begin in 2016....
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UK car production set for record in 2014

Oct. 24, 2014 10:47 CET

UK car production is still on track to reach its highest level in six years despite lower output in September. New Jaguar, Mini and Honda models will help boost production....
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HANS GREIMEL

BLOG: Japanese automakers drive UK car industry's rebound

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 24, 2014

The UK's car industry is staging a big comeback. And it's mostly due to some not-so English names: Nissan, Toyota and Honda....
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Land Rover production will continue to boom in UK despite new China plant

Oct. 23, 2014 09:39 CET

Range Rover Evoque production in China will not reduce output at the UK factory where the SUV is also built. The Evoque is the first model produced in Jaguar Land Rover's new factory in Changshu, northwest of Shanghai....
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GKN sees growth in 2014 helped by auto-unit performance

Oct. 21, 2014 15:07 CET

UK supplier GKN said it was on track for growth in 2014 after posting third-quarter profit of 160 million pounds ($258.62 million), boosted by a strong performance at its automotive unit....
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