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Hybrid

Jeep Resurrects Luxury Grand Wagoneer

Concept previews next year’s production model, which will take on GMC and Land Rover

Aluminum

JLR Targets Increased Use of Recycled Aluminum

Putting materials back to work to help curb manufacturing emissions

Autonomous Vehicles

JLR Aims to Curb Motion Sickness

Adapting autonomous driving systems to comfort levels

JLR Taps Ousted Renault Boss Bollore as New CEO

Speth to stay on as non-executive vice chairman

Marketing

Convert a 1990s Land Rover to Electric Power—for $185,000+

Pricey retrofit package includes California dreaming color combos  

Business

Volvo, Waymo to Partner on Robo-Taxis

AV collaborations abound to jumpstart commercialization efforts

Tesla Finishes Last In J.D. Power IQS

Not that the company wanted to participate in the study that’s been helping OEMs improve their products for 34 years, though. Kia and Dodge tie for the vehicles with the fewest problems per 100 vehicles.

Interiors & Electronics

NACTOY Announces 2021 Candidates

Yes, COVID-19 notwithstanding, there are still significant car launches happening this year

Cax

JLR Increases CAx During WFH

Working from home has caused Jaguar Land Rover engineers to work more efficiently

Materials & Lightweighting

13 Suppliers Take Home PACE Innovation Awards

Lightweighting applications to advanced communications and improved visibility

Business

GM and Ford Have a Lot of Loyalty

2019 customers show solid support for OEMs with Automotive Loyalty Awards

Autonomous Vehicles

JLR Unveils Autonomous Shuttle

Compact flexible platform can accommodate a variety of shared and private use applications 

Regulations

Mahindra Crossover Wins First-Ever Global NCAP “Safer Choice” Award

This award was established to get safer vehicles on the roads in India. But are there implications beyond that country?

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  

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

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.

Interiors & Electronics

Jaguar Still Makes Sports Cars

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

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.

Quality

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.

Marketing

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.

Economics

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.

Business

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.

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