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Production

Coronavirus Industry Roundup: April 3

Carmakers extend plant shutdowns, eye mid-April restarts

Machining

New Model: The Ventilator 100?

Taking the concept of retooling to a whole new level

Business

PSA’s Tavares Named World Car Person of the Year

FCA merger, Opel turnaround lead list of accomplishments

Hybrid

Fisker's Upcoming “Ocean” EV in Action

Highlights include a sport suspension, active aerodynamics and enhanced crash protection

Batteries

Audi’s EV Output Chokes on Battery Shortage

Problem may portend a wider auto industry issue in Europe

Propulsion

U.S. Will Finally Get Diesel-Powered Mazda6

Nearly a decade in the making, the new oil burner may have passed its sell-by date  

Production

Kia Threatens to Scrap 2-Month-Old Factory in India

$1.1 billion facility could be relocated in the country

Mobility

Lucid Motors Sets Sights on Autonomy with New Hire

Eugene Lee brings 20 years of autonomous vehicle experience to the EV startup

Interiors

JLR Aims to Reshape Driver's Seat Fitness

In the middle of a long trip, motorists often feel the need to “stretch their legs” to relieve stiffness. Jaguar Land Rover is developing a seating system to help.

Interiors & Electronics

New Defender: The SUV with Two Brains

Said to be the first vehicle with two embedded modems

Hybrid

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.

Hybrid

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.

Design

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.

Propulsion

Jaguar Still Makes Sports Cars

Get the feeling that more companies are just making performance SUVs and calling it good?

Business

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.

Interiors & Electronics

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.

Business

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.

Propulsion

Mercedes Electric

Yes, its EV SUV is coming. But isn’t this a bit. . .late?

Business

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.

Propulsion

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.

Hybrid

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.

Propulsion

Revived Morris Commercial Readies Electric Van

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

Business

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.