Tata http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53651/more en 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> JLR Technology ‘Reads’ Roads to Spot Potholes http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/jlr-technology-reads-roads-spot-potholes <div class="node-body article-body">JLR’s Mike Bell says the Range Rover Evoque research vehicle can identify the location and severity of road hazards and adjust the suspension in milliseconds. The automaker believes the information could be shared with other road users.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/jlr-technology-reads-roads-spot-potholes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/jlr-technology-reads-roads-spot-potholes#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Jaguar Land Rover Autonomous Vehicles Cameras Collision Avoidance Future Products Fri, 12 Jun 2015 09:02:00 +0000 1296591 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Road-hazard alerts likely feature of autonomous cars, JLR says.</strong></p> Tata Plots Comeback With Reinvented Nano City Car http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/tata-plots-comeback-reinvented-nano-city-car <div class="node-body article-body">“This is a make-or-break opportunity for Tata,” Girish Wagh, senior vice president-product planning and the original Nano’s chief engineer, says of the extensively upgraded Nano GenX.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/tata-plots-comeback-reinvented-nano-city-car" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/tata-plots-comeback-reinvented-nano-city-car#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific India Jaguar Land Rover Tata Manufacturing Technology Product Development Social Media Tue, 02 Jun 2015 09:19:00 +0000 1283841 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GenX teased on Facebook prior to sales launch.</strong></p> Slump in U.K. Export Build Continues in April http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/slump-uk-export-build-continues-april <div class="node-body article-body">Production for the home market climbed 11.1% last month, raising the 4-month total 19.4% to 135,445 units, but export orders fell 7.6% to leave output through April down 7.0% at 395,060.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/slump-uk-export-build-continues-april" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/slump-uk-export-build-continues-april#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Politics Europe United Kingdom Bentley Honda Jaguar Land Rover Mini Production Trade Fri, 29 May 2015 09:10:00 +0000 1288981 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Continental GT to be joined by new SUV in Bentley lineup.</strong></p>