Tata http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53651/more en Indian Automakers Scramble Aboard Utility Bandwagon http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/indian-automakers-scramble-aboard-utility-bandwagon <div class="node-body article-body">Automakers plan to launch at least 33 new utility vehicles in the next 33 months. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/indian-automakers-scramble-aboard-utility-bandwagon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/indian-automakers-scramble-aboard-utility-bandwagon#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific India Bentley Jeep Land Rover Mahindra & Mahindra Maruti Mercedes Tata Sales & Marketing Product Development Thu, 27 Aug 2015 10:45:00 +0000 1336941 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Locally built Hyundai Creta based on China-specific ix25.</strong></p> JLR’s New Slovak Plant Could Hit Personnel Snag http://wardsauto.com/politics/jlr-s-new-slovak-plant-could-hit-personnel-snag <div class="node-body article-body">JLR is expected to create up to 4,000 direct jobs at its Slovak plant. But its location within 100 miles of Volkswagen, PSA and Kia facilities has raised concerns the luxury automaker may have trouble finding enough qualified workers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/jlr-s-new-slovak-plant-could-hit-personnel-snag" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/jlr-s-new-slovak-plant-could-hit-personnel-snag#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology Poland Slovakia United Kingdom Audi Bentley Jaguar Kia Land Rover Porsche PSA Volkswagen Politics Aluminum Body Employment Globalization Production Vehicle Assembly Thu, 13 Aug 2015 16:41:00 +0000 1331091 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>JLR Slovakia plant could build next-gen Land Rover Defender.</strong></p> Kenya Sets Pace As East Africa Vehicle Market Grows http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/kenya-sets-pace-east-africa-vehicle-market-grows <div class="field-byline"> Wachira Kigotho </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A government official expects another record year for new-vehicle registrations as a result of robust construction, energy-sector development and growth in tourism despite Kenya’s engagement in a counterterrorism war in neighboring Somalia. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/kenya-sets-pace-east-africa-vehicle-market-grows" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/kenya-sets-pace-east-africa-vehicle-market-grows#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Africa / Middle East Africa - Regional General Motors Hyundai Land Rover Porsche Tata Toyota Globalization Remarketing Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Wed, 12 Aug 2015 09:51:00 +0000 1329481 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Locally built Mobius II engineered for rough Kenyan roads.</strong></p> Magna Steyr Austria Plant Adds BMW, JLR Production http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/magna-steyr-austria-plant-adds-bmw-jlr-production <div class="node-body article-body">The contract assembler’s current portfolio at Graz includes the Mercedes-Benz G-Class, Mini Countryman and Paceman and Peugeot RCZ. But of the four models, only G-Class production will continue after 2016.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/magna-steyr-austria-plant-adds-bmw-jlr-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/magna-steyr-austria-plant-adds-bmw-jlr-production#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe Austria Netherlands BMW Jaguar Land Rover Mercedes Mini Peugeot Capacity Utilization Employment Production Vehicle Assembly Fri, 17 Jul 2015 19:48:00 +0000 1315861 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>G-Class in 36th year of production at Graz, Austria facility.</strong></p> JLR Looks to Eastern Europe to Expand Production http://wardsauto.com/europe/jlr-looks-eastern-europe-expand-production <div class="node-body article-body">The luxury automaker has signed a manufacturing agreement with contract assembler Magna Steyr to build vehicles in Austria but also is in negotiations to build a new plant in Poland or Slovakia.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/jlr-looks-eastern-europe-expand-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/jlr-looks-eastern-europe-expand-production#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Asia Pacific Europe Austria China Poland Slovakia United Kingdom Jaguar Land Rover Vehicle Assembly Thu, 16 Jul 2015 09:45:00 +0000 1313821 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Automaker launched overseas production in China in October.</strong></p> EU Exit No Benefit to U.K. Automakers, Studies Say http://wardsauto.com/politics/eu-exit-no-benefit-uk-automakers-studies-say <div class="field-byline"> Carmen Paun </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Open Europe think tank says U.K. car exports could face EU import tariffs of up to 10% following a potential Brexit, impacting EU-oriented volume manufacturers such as Honda, Nissan, Toyota and Vauxhall. Premium automakers would be less affected.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/eu-exit-no-benefit-uk-automakers-studies-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/eu-exit-no-benefit-uk-automakers-studies-say#comments Public World Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Sales & Marketing Europe Europe - Regional United Kingdom World BMW Honda Jaguar Land Rover Nissan Opel/Vauxhall Toyota Sales & Marketing Globalization Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) Tariffs Trade Wed, 08 Jul 2015 09:09:00 +0000 1308741 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Automakers could lose tariff protection if U.K. quits EU.</strong></p> Will CARB’s Eased ZEV Rules Grow Cleaner-Car Demand? http://wardsauto.com/politics/will-carb-s-eased-zev-rules-grow-cleaner-car-demand <div class="node-body article-body">Regulators are granting Volvo, Mitsubishi, Mazda, JLR and Subaru an added hybrid option and a later compliance date of Jan. 1, 2018, by which time each company will be expected to have an approved pure ZEV or hybrid transitional ZEV on the market.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/will-carb-s-eased-zev-rules-grow-cleaner-car-demand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/will-carb-s-eased-zev-rules-grow-cleaner-car-demand#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Jaguar Land Rover Mazda Mitsubishi Subaru Tesla Volvo Car Electric Vehicles Emissions Engines Hybrid Vehicles Product Development Sales Results Wed, 24 Jun 2015 10:04:00 +0000 1302421 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mitsubishi launching Outlander PHEV in U.S. next year.</strong></p> FCA, Tata Expanding Indian SUV Production Capacity http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/fca-tata-expanding-indian-suv-production-capacity <div class="node-body article-body">Initial products to be assembled from kits on the 100,000-unit-capacity line are 5- and 7-seat SUVs being developed jointly by Tata and its Jaguar and Land Rover subsidiaries. Codenamed Q501 and Q502, the vehicles are due on the market in 2017. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/fca-tata-expanding-indian-suv-production-capacity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/fca-tata-expanding-indian-suv-production-capacity#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Asia Pacific India Fiat Jaguar Land Rover Tata Capacity Utilization Engine Fiat-Chrysler: What's Next Globalization Product Development Vehicle Assembly Tue, 23 Jun 2015 09:30:00 +0000 1302391 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New models would join Safari in Tata&rsquo;s limited SUV lineup.&nbsp;</strong></p> JLR Researchers Getting Inside Drivers’ Heads http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/jlr-researchers-getting-inside-drivers-heads <div class="node-body article-body">The automaker’s JLR Sixth Sense research borrows advanced sports, medicine and aerospace technology to monitor the driver’s heart rate, respiration and levels of brain activity to identify stress, fatigue and lack of concentration.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/jlr-researchers-getting-inside-drivers-heads" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/jlr-researchers-getting-inside-drivers-heads#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Jaguar Land Rover Autonomous Vehicles Cameras Collision Avoidance Electronic Control Units (ECU) Future Products Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Seats Fri, 19 Jun 2015 18:06:00 +0000 1300981 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Technology expands on human-machine interface.</strong></p> Smartphone Remote Control Belies ‘Hang Up and Drive’ http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/smartphone-remote-control-belies-hang-and-drive <div class="node-body article-body">Future possibilities for the JLR technology could include greater autonomous functionality where the driver gives a command from the handset to traverse an obstacle or exit a parking space, and the car does the rest.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/smartphone-remote-control-belies-hang-and-drive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/smartphone-remote-control-belies-hang-and-drive#comments Public Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Jaguar Land Rover Autonomous Vehicles Cameras Collision Avoidance Electronics Future Products Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Wed, 17 Jun 2015 09:30:00 +0000 1299471 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Remote control Range Rover Sport research vehicle demonstrates how driver could operate vehicle from outside car using smartphone.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>