#LAND ROVER

Diesel

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  

Business

World’s Top Auto Brands Defend Their Rankings

Brands are forever jockeying for superiority over their rivals.

Production

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

$1.1 billion facility could be relocated in the country

Interiors & Electronics

New Defender: The SUV with Two Brains

Said to be the first vehicle with two embedded modems

AI

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.

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.

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.

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.

Business

Former Hyundai Marketing Chief Joins Cars.com

Dean Evans, who quit as marketing chief for Hyundai Motor Co.’s U.S. unit last month, has been appointed executive vice president of digital retailer Cars.com.

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.

Marketing

Hyundai U.S. Marketing Boss Departs

Dean Evans, who joined Hyundai Motor Co. four years ago to head the carmaker’s U.S. marketing operations, has left the company to pursue other opportunities.

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.

Sales

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.

Sales

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.

Batteries

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.

Connectivity

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.  

Production

JLR Opens Development Center in England

Jaguar Land Rover Ltd. has opened its new Advanced Product Creation Center at the company’s headquarters in Gaydon, England.

Production

JLR to Suspend Production in U.K. Over Brexit

Jaguar Land Rover Ltd. says it will stop production at its four factories in England during the first week of November ahead of an expected no-deal exit from the European Union.

Hybrid

Jaguar Eyes High-Performance I-Pace EV

Jaguar Land Rover Ltd. plans to eventually offer a performance variant of its I-Pace electric crossover vehicle.