McLaren Inaugurates Yorkshire Carbon Composites Technology Center 1
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McLaren Inaugurates Yorkshire Carbon Composites Technology Center

A key milestone was marked today at the Yorkshire manufacturing center that from 2019 will start producing carbon fiber tubs for McLaren Automotive, the British creator of luxury sports cars and supercars. As darkness descended at the £50million McLaren Composites Technology Centre (MCTC) nearing completion in the Sheffield region, McLaren Automotive Chief Executive Mike Flewitt was on-hand to illuminate the famous marque’s sign. A spectacular indoor light show then greeted guests, culminating in the recently unveiled McLaren Senna road car performing a series of expertly choreographed ‘doughnuts’ to leave a trail of fresh Pirelli tire rubber on the new center’s floor to ‘christen’ it – McLaren style.

Shannon Ireland
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JLR Software Engineering Center in Shannon, Ireland

British car company Jaguar Land Rover is to open a software engineering center in Shannon, Ireland, with the creation of 150 jobs. The facility is to be focused on technology designed to power electric and self-driving cars being designed by the luxury auto-manufacturer. Company bosses say that the company chose Shannon based on its reputation as an engineering hub.

CES 2018 - JAGUAR LAND ROVER’S INNOVATIVE CONNECTED TECH
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Jaguar Land Rover at CES 2018

As the automotive industry moves towards 5G, Jaguar Land Rover vehicles are taking steps towards ultra-fast connectivity with an announcement at CES  2018, in Las Vegas, the world’s largest consumer electronics show. Every future Jaguar or Land Rover is set to benefit from the highly advanced QualcommⓇ SnapdragonTM  820Am Automotive platform. With this, Jaguar Land Rover vehicles will feature ultra-quick and efficient connectivity, limitless in-car entertainment and over-the-air downloads. Customers will also benefit from immersive in-vehicle experiences with stunning displays and graphics throughout. This new platform has been designed to increase vehicle intelligence and awareness to aid road safety. CES offers a glimpse of Jaguar Land Rover’s high-tech future, showcasing technologies that will enhance our customers’ experiences. This new exciting relationship with Qualcomm Technologies is a great example. The new Snapdragon 820Am Automotive platform will play an integral role in […]

MG ZS
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MG Celebrates Record 2017

2017 investment in industry-beating new product, expansion of the dealer network, and an enhanced aftersales package have all contributed to MG Motor UK achieving its best sales performance in recent years. More than 4,440 new cars were registered by the iconic MG Motor UK brand in 2017, an increase of around 6% year-on-year, according to the latest data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) released today (4th January 2018). In December alone, MG Motor UK achieved 100 additional unit sales over 2016 figures, thanks largely to the roll-out of the new MG ZS Compact-SUV.

McLaren 720S The Drive
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McLaren Automotive Achieves Record Year in 2017

McLaren Automotive, the British creator of luxury sports cars and supercars, has recorded another record year of growth, selling a total of 3,340 cars in 2017. Around two-thirds of sales are attributed to the Sports Series family, the vast majority of which are new buyers to the brand, with the rest coming from the Super Series. The Sports Series family accounted for 2,119 deliveries, up from 2,031 in 2016. Following the unveiling of the 720S in March, Super Series sales continued to perform strongly with 1,221 cars sold – nearly the same as 2016’s figure despite only six months of delivery. This latest news follows the 2017 introduction of new models in each of the established three product families; the 570S Spider was added to the Sports Series, the 720S replaced the 650S in the Super Series while the track-concentrated McLaren […]

JLR Sets New Full Year US Sales Record in 2017
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JLR Sets New Full Year US Sales Record in 2017

Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC today reported December 2017 U.S. sales: Land Rover sales reached 7,980 units sold, down only 4 percent from December 2016; Jaguar sales for the month were 3,414 units; Jaguar Land Rover December U.S. sales for both brands hit 11,394 units, a 9 percent decrease from 12,573 units in December 2016. For the full year 2017, Jaguar Land Rover U.S. sales reached 114,333 units, up 9 percent compared to 105,104 units in 2016, and establishing a new all-time U.S. sales record for the combined brands.

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Aston Martin Has Record Earnings in 2017

Aston Martin Holdings (UK) Ltd, the producer of luxury handcrafted sports cars, today announced that it sold 5,117 sports cars last year amid sell-out demand for its DB11 model and special vehicles including the Vanquish Zagato and Aston Martin Vantage GT8. Retail sales, which saw a 58% year-on-year increase, outpaced wholesale supply (up 38%) and the Group now expects to exceed its previous full-year guidance of adjusted EBITDA of at least £180 million on revenues of more than £840 million. 

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Colin Boden Appointed Morgan Group Financial Director

Morgan Motor Company, the world’s longest-running family owned motor manufacturer, are delighted to announce the appointment of Colin Boden as Group Financial Director with immediate effect. As Group Financial Director, Colin will not only be responsible for the financial functions of the Morgan Group, his role will establish him as a key influence in strategic decisions as Morgan continues to excel through its second century in business. His key aims will be to further improve profitability for the company, ensuring Morgan has a stable financial platform to develop exciting vehicles, embark on ambitious new projects across all business areas as well as introduce industry-leading technology into the model range and production process.

MINI to Lauch 3D Printed Personalization 2
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MINI to Launch 3D Printed Personalization

Since 2001 MINI has been a pioneer in the area of vehicle personalization by offering customers choice from a huge range of style, comfort, convenience and technology options, enabling them to create a car which truly reflects their personality and lifestyle. In 2018 MINI will take this concept to a new level with the launch of the 3D printing powered MINI Yours Customised. Using a new online store, customers will be able to transform their MINI into a uniquely personalized special by designing their own exclusive items. These innovative new upgrades will be available for UK customers throughout the course of 2018. The MINI Yours Customised product range will include the indicator inlays known as side scuttles, trims for the interior passenger side, LED door sills and LED door projectors. These new personalized products will be designed by customers on […]

Morgan Partners with Frazer-Nash Energy for EV3
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Morgan Partners with Frazer-Nash Energy for EV3

Morgan Motor Company has announced a technical partnership with industry leaders Frazer-Nash Energy Systems as the all-electric Morgan EV3 prepares for production in 2018. The EV3 extends Morgan’s truly unique offering. Industry-leading EV technology combines with a lightweight coach-built body to offer an unparalleled mix of craftsmanship and technology. Inspired by 1930s Aero-engine race cars, classic motorcycles, and 1950s fantasy automatons, the EV3 embraces new technology while delivering the raw driving experience and traditional British craftsmanship synonymous with every Morgan.

TVR Factory in Ebbw Vale Gearing Up
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TVR Factory in Ebbw Vale Gearing Up

TVR has released some big news about their factory. The folks at TVR say that the 200,000 square foot in Ebbw Vale will soon be echoing to the rumble and crackle of V8 engines as they head towards production. The Welsh Government announced officially yesterday that the site has been acquired and they are moving at high speed to get it ready for TVR. There has also been a mention of ‘facilities’ in the plural instead of just singular. More news is to follow on that. Les Edgar of TVR says the factory is more than ample in size to take care of their current and planned requirements as they expand up to full capacity over the next few years. They intend to make the factory an experience in itself – and once open, they will be encouraging all owners, prospective customers etc. […]

Joshua’s visit supports the NPSCC’s ‘Light up Christmas for Children’ fundraising campaign to give more children a brighter future
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Anthony Joshua Lights Up Christmas for NSPCC Children

World heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua visited the NSPCC center Boole House in Coventry, to surprise a group of children with a unique Christmas lights switch-on. Jaguar and Joshua are teaming up to promote the NSPCC’s ‘Light up Christmas for Children’ campaign by encouraging the public to share their #LightsOn selfie and make a donation to the charity. Anthony Joshua’s festively-wrapped prototype Jaguar I-PACE was packed with gifts for the children at Boole House, where he arrived to pose for a #LightsOn selfie to promote the NSPCC’s campaign, and was quizzed by the children about his boxing career. He also toured Boole House to learn about the projects the NSPCC runs for children in the city.

Thomas Evans, Bruce McLaren International Internship winner
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Second Internship Winner Annouced by McLaren

McLaren Automotive, the creator of luxury sports cars and supercars, has awarded an international internship to a budding engineering student from the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Following in the footsteps of Bruce McLaren, McLaren’s New Zealand born founder, Thomas Evans has been chosen to be the second recipient of the internship. Thomas is in his penultimate year of a Bachelor of Engineering degree at the Faculty of Engineering where he is studying Engineering Science. He will spend around nine weeks at the iconic McLaren Technology Centre in Woking, Surrey, England where he will work alongside the company’s research and development engineers as well as gaining an understanding of other key areas of the business.

Land Rover 4x4 In Schools World Finals
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Budding Engineers Crack Land Rover Code in Abu Dhabi

More than 150 talented future software engineers from schools in 16 countries gathered in Abu Dhabi for the Land Rover 4×4 in Schools Technology Challenge world finals. The bright young engineers, aged 11-19, used computer coding to programme miniature remote-controlled four-wheel-drive vehicles they have designed and built for a two-day competition at the Yas Marina Circuit. One of the challenges saw the vehicles negotiate a demanding course that wound its way over and through Land Rover Discovery SUVs.

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DB4 GT Production Returns to Aston Martin’s Historic Newport Pagnell

Another landmark in Aston Martin’s ‘Second Century Plan’ was achieved with production officially returning to the company’s historic Newport Pagnell site. It marks a uniquely significant moment in which history has come full-circle, with a special run of 25 DB4 G.T. Continuation cars being built at the same site as the original DB4 G.T.s were made almost sixty years ago. Since moving to its purpose-built headquarters and state-of-the-art production facility at Gaydon in 2003, Aston Martin’s Newport Pagnell premises has exclusively been home to Aston Martin Works – the heart of the marque’s unrivaled heritage sales, service, spares, and restoration operation. Production of the Mk1 Vanquish ceased in 2007, but since that time countless classic Aston Martins have been restored to their former glory by the passionate and highly-skilled Works team.

The New MINI Logo - Clear and Tradition Conscious
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The New MINI Logo – Clear and Tradition Conscious

At the core of the new MINI brand identity lies an awareness of traditional values combined with the spirit of future-oriented development. This philosophy is also reflected in the visual appearance of the British premium brand, of which the central element is the MINI brand logo. The current interpretation of the globally familiar logo takes the form of a reduced design that focuses on the essentials. It will be seen on all current MINI models from March 2018 onwards. The new MINI logo draws on the three-dimensional style of depiction that has existed since the relaunch of the brand in 2001, applying this to a form of visual expression known as “flat design” that homes in on the key graphic elements. The preservation of the fundamental, tradition-steeped motif of a winged wheel with the brand name printed in capital letters at […]

Jaguar Land Rover Volunteers Take Part in Mapathon
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Jaguar Land Rover Volunteers Take Part in Mapathon

In Jaguar Land Rover’s largest ever volunteering activity, more than 150 employees have taken part in the company’s first Mapathon event plotting roads, rivers and buildings across a sprawling area in the Kurigram District of Bangladesh using satellite imagery. The event marks International Volunteer Day and celebrates a 64-year partnership between Jaguar Land Rover and the Red Cross. Jaguar Land Rover employees join a global community of volunteers mapping areas where humanitarian organizations, such as the Red Cross, are helping vulnerable people. Bangladesh was chosen to support the Red Cross’ work in the area to implement disaster risk reduction activities and increase the resilience of communities.

JLR Announces Another Month of Record Sales in November 2017
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JLR Announces Another Month of Record Sales in November 2017

Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC today reported November 2017 U.S. sales: Land Rover sales increased 20 percent to 6,801 units from 5,659 in November 2016; Jaguar sales were 3,061 units, a 9 percent decrease from 3,381 units in November 2016; Jaguar Land Rover November U.S. sales for both brands hit 9,862 units, a 9 percent increase from 9,040 units in November 2016. Year to date, Jaguar Land Rover sales reached 102,939 units, up 11 percent compared to 92,531 units in 2016 in the United States. We have achieved a new November monthly sales record for the U.S. market, led by the excellent performance of our newest SUV models. The all-new Range Rover Velar hit its best monthly sales since its launch in August. Looking forward, we are confident we are going to wrap-up 2017 with another record growth year. […]

MG Has Top Increasing Sales In Britain
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MG Has Top Increasing Sales In Britain

MG Motor UK is the top performing British car brand in the UK, reporting a near 80 percent increase (79.74%) in November new car sales. Latest figures issued by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show that new car sales in Britain have fallen for the eighth consecutive month. Despite the automotive industry reporting an 11.17 percent decline in November, MG has outperformed every other marque this month and has achieved 4.24 percent market growth this year to date.

MINI Open 150 Edition
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Mini Convertible 2018 Carbuyer Convertible Of The Year

The UK’s top-selling convertible has today received the ‘Best Convertible 2018’ award judged by industry experts at Carbuyer. The award was presented to MINI this morning at the Carbuyer Best Car Awards in London, with judges praising the car’s unique character, trademark handling, interior and value for money. Winners in each category at the annual Carbuyer Awards are chosen by members of the dedicated Carbuyer road-test team, who evaluate each vehicle on running costs, comfort, practicality, reliability, and safety, as well as performance, efficiency, price, value for money and optional extras.