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Automotive News, May 2018

The automotive industry can expect to achieve upwards of $160bn in annual productivity gains through the adoption of smart factory technology from 2023 onwards.  Almost half of all automotive business have invested more than $250m in smart factories, according to new research, more than any her sector.   The world’s top 10 automotive manufactures expect […]

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Automotive Latest News, April 2018

The number of cars made in the UK during March fell by 13.3% from a year earlier as both domestic and overseas demand for vehicles declined. The Society of Motor Manufacturing and Traders (SMMT) said poor weather had affected production. It said car sales to the UK had dropped for an eighth month and double-digit […]

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Automotive News, March 2018

Jaguar Land Rover saw its sales slip last month, dragged down by falls in the UK and Europe. It was still the West Midlands-based luxury carmaker’s second best February in its history, as the new Range Rover Velar and Land Rover Discovery helped boost sales.  But solid demand in China – up 3.3% – and […]

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Automotive News, February 2018

UK car manufacturing output held steady in January 2018, with just 72 fewer vehicles produced than in the same month last year. Export drove overall volumes, whereas the domestic demand declined, study has revealed.  According to a new SMMT report UK car industry output in the month fell by a negligible -0.05% year on year, […]

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Automotive News, January 2018

The union Unite has called on the owner of the Vauxhall car company to invest in new models after workers at its Ellesmere Port plant in Cheshire learned the carmaker was seeking 250 additional redundancies on top of the 400 announced last October.   The manufacturer, now owned by French company PSA, said the move […]

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Automotive News, December 2017

Midlands sports car manufacturer Morgan Motor Company has revealed details of its most extreme road going model to date.  The race-inspired Aero GT is based upon the lightweight aluminium Aero 8 but with an all-new hand-worked, aerodynamically honed body which reduces drag but significantly increases downforce. The Malvern-based company said it aimed to utilise the […]

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Automotive News, November 2017

The University of Derby has awarded a Leicestershire business £97,650 to expand overseas.   Vitesse Global provides specialist engine, gearbox and ancillary components to a niche market in the automotive sector. The business, based in Hinckley, says it noticed there was a gap in the market as British sports car manufacturers don’t offer automatic gear […]

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Automotive News, November 2017

UK car production fell during September as confidence was hit by Brexit uncertainty, according to a major car industry body. Plans to improve air quality also added to the decline in car output, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said. A 14% fall in demand in the UK market drove the overall drop, […]

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Automotive News, October 2017

Jaguar Land Rover has been revealed as the new name behind plans for a $40m development in Staffordshire.  JLR is investing in a new 52-acre site storage facility at Stone Business Park.   The massive new development will provide secure storage facilities for 6,500 vehicles and is expected to create around 75 permanent jobs.   […]

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Automotive News – September 2017

Jaguar Land Rover has announced that, from 2020, all new Jaguar Land Rover vehicles will be electrified.   According to Jaguar Land Rover, every new model line will be electrified from 2020, giving the customers even more choice.   Dr Ralf Speth, Jaguar Land Rover chief executive officer, said: “We will introduce a portfolio of […]

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Automotive News, July 2017

Germany’s transport minister has announced a recall of 22,000 Porsche cars to remove what he says is illegal emissions-controlling software. He said that luxury marque Porsche would bear the cost of the recalls of the affected 3-litre Cayenne models. It comes as Porsche’s sister firm Volkswagen says it will refit almost a million more diesel […]

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Automotive News, May 2017

Japanese carmaker Toyota will be responsible for best practice requirements in a £3m programme created by several public and private bodies which aims to create a platform for fuel cell production for zero-emission cars. Clean energy provider Intelligent Energy will take the technical lead in the scheme, aiming to demonstrate cost reductions of fuel cells […]

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