Industry body urges UK to remain in reformed EU

Nov. 25, 2015 11:04 CET

The UK should remain in a reformed European Union, an influential automotive industry body said today. The UK will vote before the end of 2017 on whether to stay in the EU or leave the bloc....
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Jaguar Land Rover will double size of UK engine plant

Nov. 24, 2015 14:16 CET

Jaguar Land Rover will spend 450 million pounds ($680 million) to double the size of its engine plant in central England, taking total spending to 1 billion pounds on the plant, which opened last year to make four-cylinder diesels....
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UK should consider diesel scrappage program, lawmakers say

Nov. 20, 2015 14:38 CET

The UK government should consider subsidies for motorists who scrap their diesel cars and switch to vehicles that produce fewer nitrogen-dioxide emissions, a panel of lawmakers said....
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UK production fell 1% in October but 10-month output highest since 2005

Nov. 19, 2015 10:41 CET

UK car production slipped 0.7 percent in October but output after 10 months is still at its highest level since 2005....
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UK launches inquiry into vehicle type approval after VW scandal

Nov. 16, 2015 13:21 CET

Britain will launch an inquiry into the system used to approve vehicles, including their emissions levels, in the wake of the scandal engulfing Volkswagen....
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UK car sales fell 1% in October as diesel demand slips

Nov. 5, 2015 12:52 CET

UK new-car registrations dropped for the first time in more than three and a half years as market growth leveled off and demand for diesel vehicles fell, industry data showed....
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U.K. scientists create battery that may dramatically boost range of EVs

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 1, 2015

U.K. scientists have created a lithium oxygen battery that could eventually replace lithium ion batteries in electric cars, giving them a much longer range between charges....
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UK scientists create battery that may dramatically boost range of EVs

Nov. 1, 2015 06:01 CET

UK scientists have created a lithium oxygen battery that could eventually replace lithium ion batteries in electric cars, giving them a much longer range between charges....
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Opel/Vauxhall may recall some Zafiras on fire risk

Oct. 22, 2015 14:48 CET

Opel/Vauxhall says it may need to recall some right-hand-drive Zafira minivans built between 2005 and 2014 after reports of fires in some heating and ventilation systems....
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UK car output rises 16 percent in September on strong exports

Oct. 22, 2015 13:40 CET

UK car production rose by 16 percent in September helped by an increase in exports, an industry body said....
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Aston Martin will cut up to 295 jobs as a part of restructuring

Oct. 15, 2015 08:57 CET

Aston Martin said it would cut up to 295 jobs as it tries to turn around its money-losing business....
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Aston Martin narrows options for new plant location

Oct. 14, 2015 13:06 CET

Aston Martin has narrowed down the options over where it will construct a new plant for the DBX crossover to sites in the U.S., eastern Europe, Wales and England, CEO Andy Palmer said....
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UK car production forecast cut on sluggish Europe

Oct. 13, 2015 11:25 CET

Automakers will build about 1.8 million cars in 2017 in the UK, less than the 1.95 million originally expected, due to more sluggish growth in Europe, an industry body said....
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Europe's dealer groups adopt U.S. model to better handle downturns

Oct. 13, 2015 06:01 CET

Dealer groups in Germany and the Nordic countries are starting to adopt the same centralized U.S. model that has helped make large auto retailers in the UK so resilient to downturns, according to a UK-based analyst....
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UK car sales rise 9% on strong demand for diesel

Oct. 6, 2015 11:39 CET

UK car sales rose by nearly 9 percent in September as demand for diesels and VW Group vehicles remained strong despite the automaker's emissions scandal....
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Jaguar Land Rover CEO Speth says brand's 'heart and the soul' will remain in the UK

Oct. 6, 2015 06:01 CET

Jaguar Land Rover is branching out of the UK with a factory in China and plans to build cars in Brazil and Slovakia. Another big change is Jaguar's addition of its first SUV. JLR CEO Ralf Speth explained to Automotive News Europe how both of the moves will help the automaker....
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GM veteran Harvey to head Vauxhall

Oct. 1, 2015 06:01 CET

GM veteran Rory Harvey has been appointed head of the Vauxhall brand in the UK. Harvey, 47, succeeds Tim Tozer, who is leaving the company, GM said....
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Hyundai UK retailer Rockar says mall-based sales a success, plans more stores

Sept. 18, 2015 11:48 CET

Hyundai plans to open another mall-based dealership with Rockar in the UK after deeming the first one a success. Rockar displays Hyundai vehicles and inform visitors about the cars, but sales are conducted online....
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UK's pro-EU carmakers say plants not at risk from Brexit

Sept. 17, 2015 13:02 CET

The UK's foreign-owned carmakers say they would not shut their plants if the country leaves the EU, though future investment could be at risk....
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UK car sales rise 10%, helped by cheap financing deals

Sept. 4, 2015 11:58 CET

UK car sales jumped by nearly 10 percent in August as consumers took advantage of attractive financing deals that helped drive the 42nd consecutive month of sales increases....
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UK car output falls 11% as plants retool for new models

Aug. 20, 2015 11:34 CET

UK car production fell by 11 percent in July as changes to holiday patterns and upcoming new launches such as the Vauxhall/Opel Astra resulted in early annual shutdowns at some plants....
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Lavishing leather, wood to defend ultraluxury

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 10, 2015

Bentley Motors hopes to distance the British brand from competitors creeping into its ultra-luxury turn with a strategy of handcraftsmanship vs. machines....
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UK car sales growth slows in July; 'muted' growth forecast for second half

Aug. 6, 2015 12:14 CET

UK new-car registrations rose 3.2 percent to 178,420 in July, driven by sales of small cars and SUVs, according to the SMMT industry association. Growth likely will level off in the second half, it said....
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Opel names engineer to oversee quality

July 24, 2015 06:01 CET

Opel named mechanical engineer Elvira Toelkes as its new head of quality in Europe. Toelkes will be tasked with continuing Opel's drive to improve customer satisfaction. Opel and sister brand Vauxhall had below average scores in J.D. Power's vehicle satisfaction surveys....
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UK car production rose sharply in June as export demand surges

July 23, 2015 09:30 CET

British car production rose sharply last month, helped by an upturn in the number of cars built for export and capping the strongest half-year performance since 2008....
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