Tata http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53651/more en JLR Investment in U.K. Plant Supports New Jaguar XF http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/jlr-investment-uk-plant-supports-new-jaguar-xf <div class="node-body article-body">JLR CEO Ralf Speth says the Castle Bromwich investment marks a turnaround for the company’s West Midlands manufacturing operations which were earmarked for consolidation during the height of the global economic downturn.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/jlr-investment-uk-plant-supports-new-jaguar-xf" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/jlr-investment-uk-plant-supports-new-jaguar-xf#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Jaguar Aluminum Capacity Utilization Stamping Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:44:00 +0000 1248491 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>All-new XF joins aluminum-intensive Jaguar lineup at upgraded plant.</strong></p> Land Rover Discovery Sport Toasts Icelandic Winter http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/land-rover-discovery-sport-toasts-icelandic-winter <div class="field-deck"> <font color="#800517">Vehicle Test Drive </font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">On its own, the Discovery Sport is a smashingly capable luxury CUV. As a replacement for the aging LR2, it is out of this world.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/land-rover-discovery-sport-toasts-icelandic-winter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/land-rover-discovery-sport-toasts-icelandic-winter#comments Public Auto Makers Test Drives North America U.S. Land Rover Test Drives Thu, 19 Mar 2015 09:30:00 +0000 1237971 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&rsquo;15 Land Rover Discovery Sport conquers Iceland, suburban U.S. next.</strong></p> '15 Land Rover Discovery Sport in Iceland http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/15-land-rover-discovery-sport-iceland <div class="node-body gallery-body">All-new '15 Land Rover Discovery Sport premium compact SUV conquers Iceland's most demanding terrain in luxury and style.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/15-land-rover-discovery-sport-iceland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/15-land-rover-discovery-sport-iceland#comments Public Auto Makers Test Drives North America U.S. Land Rover Test Drives Thu, 19 Mar 2015 09:29:00 +0000 1228261 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&#39;15 Land Rover Discovery Sport</strong></p> JLR Sets 2017 Target for Opening of New R&D Center http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/jlr-sets-2017-target-opening-new-rd-center <div class="node-body article-body">The joint-venture advanced research center ultimately is expected to house 600 JLR employees. The project comes at a time when the automaker is riding high, with 50 product actions planned over the next five years.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/jlr-sets-2017-target-opening-new-rd-center" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/jlr-sets-2017-target-opening-new-rd-center#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Jaguar Land Rover Product Development Vehicles & Technology Wed, 18 Mar 2015 15:17:00 +0000 1244421 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Coventry operation expected to open in spring 2017.</strong></p> India’s Tata Gaining Traction After 3-Year Slump http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/india-s-tata-gaining-traction-after-3-year-slump <div class="node-body article-body">Demand for the recently launched Zest and Bolt provide some evidence of the transformation at Tata. Deliveries in December were almost double the industrywide rate.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/india-s-tata-gaining-traction-after-3-year-slump" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/india-s-tata-gaining-traction-after-3-year-slump#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Dealers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific India Land Rover Tata Retail Body Finance Product Development Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Fri, 06 Mar 2015 10:44:00 +0000 1231731 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Bolt seeks to break with automaker&rsquo;s reputation for poor quality.</strong></p> WTO to Referee Car-Import Dispute Between EU, Brazil http://wardsauto.com/politics/wto-referee-car-import-dispute-between-eu-brazil <div class="field-byline"> Alan Osborn </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Some European automakers have set up manufacturing plants in Brazil to get around the country’s steep taxes on imported cars. Thus a WTO ruling demanding an end to the taxes might not be wholly to the liking of everybody in the EU.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/wto-referee-car-import-dispute-between-eu-brazil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/wto-referee-car-import-dispute-between-eu-brazil#comments Premium Auto Makers Politics Dealers Sales & Marketing Suppliers Europe South America Europe - Regional Brazil BMW Jaguar Land Rover Volkswagen Sales & Marketing European Commission OE-Supplier Relations Production Tariffs Trade World Trade Organization (WTO) Thu, 05 Mar 2015 10:58:00 +0000 1236501 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>WTO ruling against Brazil could cost BMW local manufacturing benefit.</strong></p> Inconsistency a Constant for Indian Automakers http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/inconsistency-constant-indian-automakers <div class="node-body article-body">Automakers are responding to market demands in the short term by offering discounts and incentives, and in the long term by increasing their retail presence in rural communities.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/inconsistency-constant-indian-automakers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/inconsistency-constant-indian-automakers#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Dealers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology India Honda Hyundai Mahindra & Mahindra Maruti Tata Toyota Politics Retail Diesel Gasoline Sales Results Tue, 24 Feb 2015 12:02:00 +0000 1229231 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Market leader Maruti Suzuki launching SX4 S-Cross this year.</strong></p> Ford's Choice of Lincoln Over JLR Good a Bet as Any http://wardsauto.com/blog/fords-choice-lincoln-over-jlr-good-bet-any <div class="node-body blog-body">Some pundits have argued Ford would have been better off keeping Jaguar Land Rover over Lincoln, but in reality both brands still require massive investments. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/final-inspection">Final Inspection</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/fords-choice-lincoln-over-jlr-good-bet-any" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/fords-choice-lincoln-over-jlr-good-bet-any#comments Blog Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Jaguar Land Rover Lincoln Restructuring Sales Results Final Inspection Mon, 23 Feb 2015 13:13:00 +0000 1210741 at http://wardsauto.com Automated Manual Transmission in High Gear in India http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/automated-manual-transmission-high-gear-india <div class="node-body article-body">Magneti Marelli executive Saju Mookken says it took him three years to persuade Maruti Suzuki to offer AMT, and now he is unable to meet the demand.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/automated-manual-transmission-high-gear-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/automated-manual-transmission-high-gear-india#comments Premium Auto Makers Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology India Bosch Fiat Mahindra & Mahindra Maruti Nissan Tata Automated Manual Mon, 23 Feb 2015 11:19:00 +0000 1228241 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>AMT-equipped &rsquo;15 Celerio India&rsquo;s top-selling all-new car.</strong></p> Russia’s January Sales Slump May Set Pace for Year http://wardsauto.com/europe/russia-s-january-sales-slump-may-set-pace-year <div class="node-body article-body">Sales of several premium models increased in 2014, but even that segment is not expected to avoid this year’s gloomy outlook as the ruble continues to lose value and interest rates climb.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/russia-s-january-sales-slump-may-set-pace-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/russia-s-january-sales-slump-may-set-pace-year#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Honda Land Rover Lexus Mercedes Toyota Globalization Sales Results Trade Fri, 20 Feb 2015 11:19:00 +0000 1227321 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Toyota grew share in 2014 as Lexus sales jumped 21%.</strong></p>