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Automotive News, November 2018

Published 20th November 2018

Ford is in talks with a chemical company about using its Bridgend plant to build a new off-road vehicle. Ineos Automotive plans to build a car to replace the Land Rover Defender, which went out of production in 2016. Talks come a week after Ford told staff working on the new Jaguar engine not to […]

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Automotive News, October 2018

Published 16th October 2018

With Brexit, impending and many companies in limbo about the future, Bentley Motors leads the way, recruiting a new intake of apprentices as the business takes a strong stance toward UK manufacturing.

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Automotive News, September 2018

Published 20th September 2018

What has been described as the UK’s “largest independent vehicle battery manufacturer” will reportedly open in early 2019 in Coventry, creating around 90 new jobs with Aston Martin as its first customer. The multi-million-pound, high-tech facility will be operated by a new joint venture – Hyperbat, which combines the innovation, manufacturing and logistics strengths of […]

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Automotive Latest News – August 2018

Published 23rd August 2018

Electric vehicles are dominating discussions surrounding the future of the automotive industry, from supercars to electrical appliance manufacturer Dyson’s developments, many businesses are looking to utilise EVs. Dyson might be best known for its electrical appliances such as vacuum cleaners and hair dryers, but the UK company is now focusing on entering the electric vehicle […]

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Automotive News, July 2018

Published 12th July 2018

Mike Flewitt, CEO of McLaren Automotive, has called on industry and government to come together to make light weighting a top priority for the UK automotive sector.

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Automotive News, June 2018

Published 21st June 2018

Thousands of the newly launched Range Rover Velar, revamped Land Rover Discovery and the new Jaguar E Pace – the baby version of the F-Pace SUV – were sold last month, helping hike JLR’s global sales by 6.1% in May to 48,281.   Sales for the company, which makes its engines at the £1bn factory […]

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Automotive News, May 2018

Published 23rd 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

Published 17th 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

Published 19th 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

Published 12th 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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