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VW brand sales fall again in UK as market grows 3%

Feb. 4, 2016 11:06 CET

VW brand’s UK car sales fell 14 percent in January, the fourth consecutive monthly drop since the automaker admitted cheating in diesel emissions tests. Total new-car registrations rose nearly 3 percent, making it the market's best January since 2005....
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Land Rover ends Defender production

Jan. 29, 2016 14:37 CET

The last Land Rover Defender rolled off the production line, 68 years after output of the iconic offroader first began....
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Jaguar Land Rover passes Nissan to become UK's No. 1 automaker

Jan. 22, 2016 06:01 CET

Jaguar Land Rover passed Nissan to become the UK's biggest auto manufacturer by vehicle production. Overall, UK car output increased by 3.9 percent last year to a 10-year high of 1.59 million....
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Nissan will produce Leaf's new advanced batteries in UK

Jan. 21, 2016 11:03 CET

Nissan will build a new generation of the Leaf's lithium ion battery at its UK factory, ending speculation that the automaker would outsource production to an external supplier to reduce costs....
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NICK GIBBS

BLOG: What Nissan learned from Mercedes for Infiniti Q30 production

6:06 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2016

Nissan made some costly changes to build the Infiniti Q30 and QX30 compact cars at its UK factory. The models, which are based on Mercedes's architecture, are the first premium vehicles to be built there....
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Jaguar Land Rover named best place to work in UK, survey says

Jan. 16, 2016 06:01 CET

Jaguar Land Rover is the best large company to work for in the UK, according to a survey. The automaker, which has 35,000 employees in the UK, almost its entire global workforce, was ranked No. 1 among 400 businesses surveyed that employ more than 500 people in the country....
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UK market seen as flat after 2015 record

Jan. 7, 2016 11:38 CET

UK car sales rose 8 percent in December, propelling the car market to a full-year record volume of 2.63 million. Industry watchers said registrations are likely to be flat in 2016....
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UK car production rises 9% on export boost

Dec. 17, 2015 10:50 CET

UK car production rose 9 percent in November, helped by a strong increase in exports....
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Volkswagen's UK car sales fell 20% in November

Dec. 4, 2015 10:52 CET

Sales of VW brand cars in the UK fell 20 percent in November in the wake of its emissions-rigging scandal, but strong gains for other brands contributed to an overall 4 percent rise in the market's monthly registrations....
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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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THE VW DIESEL CRISIS

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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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

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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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

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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