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JLR Aims to Reshape Seat Fitness

In the middle of a long trip, motorists often feel the need to “stretch their legs” to relieve stiffness.

New Defender: The SUV with Two Brains

Said to be the first vehicle with two embedded modems

Hopes Fizzle for Expanded EV Credits in U.S.

Congress has balked at expanding a long-running tax credit for buyers of electric cars in the U.S. It's bad news for Tesla and General Motors.

European Demand Delays Mercedes EV in U.S.

Mercedes is pushing back the launch of its electric-powered EQC to early 2021, one year later than previously planned. 

Toyota RAV4 Named Japan Car of the Year

The Toyota RAV4 crossover has been designated Japan Car of the Year for 2019.

Apex.AI Secures Funding from JLR, Hella and Volvo Trucks

Silicon Valley-based autonomous tech startup Apex.AI has landed unspecified investments from Jaguar Land Rover, Hella and Volvo Trucks.

Foreign-Brand Sales Climb 6% in U.S.

U.S. deliveries of foreign-brand passenger vehicles rose 6% to more than 788,000 units in November.

Jag F-Type Gets New Look

Jaguar Ltd. is giving its F-Type coupe/convertible a makeover that includes a redesigned front-end, upgraded interior and a more powerful V-8 engine.

JLR Names New Sales Chief for China

Richard Shore will take over as president of Jaguar Land Rover Ltd.’s sales and marketing arm in China on Jan. 1.

JLR Chief Welcomes Alliances, Rules Out Merger

Jaguar Land Rover CEO Ralf Speth reiterates that the company would welcome alliances on technology and components but doesn’t need a merger partner.

Mercedes Electric SUV to Start at $68,000 in U.S.

The all-electric Mercedes-Benz EQC small crossover vehicle will carry a base price of $67,900 in the U.S. when it debuts in the market early next year.

California to Reduce EV/Hybrid Incentives

California will drop or cut state incentives for electrified vehicles on Dec. 3 and shift remaining funding from luxury models to less expensive vehicles.

Revived Morris Commercial Readies Electric Van

After a 50-year hiatus, Britain’s Morris Commercial is being relaunched as a maker of electric trucks.

Report: Tata in Talks about JLR Sale

India’s Tata Group has made overtures to other carmakers—including BMW AG and Geely—about divesting at least part of its struggling Jaguar Land Rover Ltd. unit, sources tell Bloomberg News.

Lyft Expands Autonomous Vehicle Testing

Lyft Inc. is opening its own test track for autonomous vehile, expanding its engineering team and adding more vehicles to its test fleet.

Lotus Engineering Targets Growth

After years of dwindling sales, Group Lotus plc’s engineering unit aims to reestablish itself and grow its sales within owner Geely Auto Group and to other carmakers in coming years.

U.S. Sales Grow 3% for Foreign Brands

An extra selling day, coupled with hefty retail incentives, boosted October deliveries of foreign brand cars and light trucks in the U.S. by 3% to 744,300 units.

JLR Revives with 3Q Pretax Profit

Jaguar Land Rover Ltd. returned to pretax profit in the third quarter as a richer product mix generated more revenue on fewer unit sales.

Hyundai, Renault and Volvo Invest in Cybersecurity Firm

Israel’s Upstream Security, a startup that specializes in cybersecurity systems for connected vehicles, says it has received $30 million in Series B funding.

Tata Would Consider a Partner for JLR Unit

The head of the Indian conglomerate that owns Jaguar Land Rover Ltd. tells Bloomberg News that he won’t sell the unit but is will to consider partnering the business with another carmaker.

September Car Sales Rise 14% in Europe

Registrations of new passenger vehicles across Europe jumped 14% to 1.29 million units in September, thanks to abnormally low volume in the same month in 2018, says trade group ACEA.

U.S. Sales Drop 13% for Foreign Brands

Sales of foreign-brand passenger vehicles in the U.S. fell 13% to 704,300 units in September.

JLR Touts Fuel Cells Over Batteries for Big SUVs

Battery power may be a bad idea for large SUVs because of the high aerodynamic drag typical of such vehicles, Jaguar land Rover Ltd. says.

Land Rover Readies Remote Off-Road Tech

Jaguar Land Rover Ltd. is developing remote-control capabilities for low-speed off-road maneuvers that could eventually be offered in the all-new Defender SUV that’s due to bow next year, Autocar reports.