The first new model to use the new architecture will be an all-new midsize Jaguar sports sedan launching in 2015. It will feature the first engine to be built at JLR’s new £500 million engine-manufacturing center....More
While the revision of the 1.4L and 1.6L diesels is not specifically covered by the 2010 agreement with Ford, PSA is installing capacity for 640,000 engines at Douvrin in 2017 and will have another 640,000 in its own engine plant in Tremary in 2018....More
Car production for the home markets improved 18.7% in June from prior-year to 26,212 units. The export build was up 8.5% to 105,374, but was not enough to offset a 3.8% drop in first-half output to 601,636....More
The auto makers are abandoning their initial cross-branding scheme in favor of individual strategies: Nissan, cars for the domestic and export markets; Renault, SUVs and multipurpose vehicles for the local market....More
Two plants are closing, but Ford U.K. is to remain a global center for powertrain development and production. It also is spending £12 million on a Southampton vehicle-distribution center and a vehicle-refurbishment operation....More
Broadening the car’s appeal by adding a larger engine has been key in the auto maker’s bid to strengthen its connection with younger buyers, who traditionally haven’t been a close fit for the brand....More
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