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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

Propulsion

Lucid Motors Sets Sights on Autonomy with New Hire

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

Interiors & Electronics

New Defender: The SUV with Two Brains

Said to be the first vehicle with two embedded modems

Propulsion

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.

Propulsion

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.

Autonomous Vehicles

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.

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.

Marketing

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.

Design

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.

Mobility

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.

Design

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.

Sales

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.

Sales

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.

Mobility

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.

Business

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.

Business

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.