Pashley - Morgan Bicycles to be Launched This Summer
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Pashley-Morgan Bicycles Launching This Summer

The Morgan Motor Company are excited to collaborate on two concept bicycles with a fellow British company, Pashley Cycles. Founded in 1926, Pashley Cycles are the longest established British cycle manufacturer, famed the world over for their range of traditionally built and impeccably styled cycles. With centuries of combined heritage, craftsmanship and passion for their product, Pashley and Morgan are two “like-minded” brands just waiting for the perfect opportunity to collaborate. Launching in this weekend at Morgan’s much-anticipated Thrill on the Hill, the Pashley-Morgan range will include two new bikes, both of which will be produced at Pashley’s Stratford-upon-Avon factory. The bicycles have a stylish hand-crafted frame which features a new curved top tube design. It is fillet brazed using Reynolds 631 tubing and incorporates a custom formed top tube, frame mounted race plate, distinctive S-bend seat stays and unique […]

McMillan Motors in Greenock, Jermyn & Sons in Seaford
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MG Motor UK Adds Five More Dealers

MG Motor UK has added five new partners to its dealer network as it continues to drive towards its goal of establishing a full national network of 120 sites by 2020. The latest additions to the MG network are Crayford & Abbs in north Norfolk, Thomas & Davies in Merthyr Tydfil, McMillan Motors in Greenock, Jermyn & Sons in Seaford, East Sussex and FG Barnes in Canterbury. All five sites joined MG’s rapidly-growing network in July, taking MG’s dealership network up to a total of 81 sites.

MG exceeds 5k registrations and beats last year’s total - volume! - MGZS
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MG UK Exceeds 5K New Car Registrations

MG Motor UK has announced record new car registrations as the iconic British brand continues to go from strength-to-strength in the UK market. The July sales results, taken from the latest SMMT market report, show that MG has achieved an impressive 5,099 new car registrations so far in 2018, over 600 cars more than it achieved in the whole of 2017. This significant increase in new car registrations amounts to an increase of 122% compared with the same period in 2017.

JLR Reports First Quarter Results for 2018/2019 Financial Year
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JLR Reports First Quarter Results for 2018/2019 Financial Year

Jaguar Land Rover Automotive plc, the UK’s largest vehicle manufacturer, today reported its financial results for the three-month period ending 30 June 2018. Retail sales for the quarter reached 145,510 vehicles, up 5.9% on the previous year. The increase reflects growing sales of the new Range Rover Velar, Range Rover Sport, Land Rover Discovery and Jaguar E-PACE. However, wholesales (including China JV) were 13,950 units lower than retails, primarily reflecting lower wholesales in China in advance of the reduction in import duties from 25% to 10% on 1 July and production scheduling to de-stock inventories in other markets.

Brabham BT62
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Brabham BT62 American Launch at Monterey

Celebrating one of the most important countries in its racing and family history, Brabham Automotive is teaming up with Michelin to debut the sensational Brabham BT62 in the United States, with a fitting tribute to American hero and ex-Brabham Formula 1 winner, Dan Gurney, at this year’s Monterey Car Week. Fresh from its public dynamic launch in Europe at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the Brabham BT62 is set to win the hearts and minds of the American public at a series of prestigious events on the Monterey Peninsula. Working in conjunction with technical partner Michelin, the car will be center stage on the tire manufacturer’s stand at Laguna Seca on Friday, August 24 and Sunday, August 26. Over the week the car will also appear McCall’s Motorworks Revival on Wednesday, August 22, and at the Exotics on Cannery Row […]

JLR - JAGUAR LAND ROVER REPORTS SALES RESULTS
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JLR Reports June 2018 US Sales

Jaguar Land Rover reported July 2018 US sales: Land Rover had its best ever July sales month with 6,209 units, an increase of five percent from 5,915 in July 2017; Jaguar sales were 1,880 units, a 41 percent decrease from 3,166 units in July 2017, Jaguar sales were 1,880 units, a 41 percent decrease from 3,166 units in July 2017, due to industry sales trends. Jaguar Land Rover total July US sales reached 8,089 units, an 11 percent decrease from 9,081 units in July 2017. We’re pleased to see Land Rover finish July with another record–setting sales month. The popularity of our new SUVs, the Range Rover Velar, Land Rover Discovery and Jaguar F-PACE continue to drive sales momentum and will be joined by the highly anticipated I-PACE later this year. — Joe Eberhardt, President and CEO, Jaguar Land Rover North […]

Aston Martin St Athan
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Aston Martin St Athan Second Phase Complete

Aston Martin, the producer of highly desirable luxury handcrafted sports cars, today announced it has completed the second phase of its new car assembly plant at St Athan, in South Wales. Aston Martin’s Board of Directors held their first meeting in St Athan to mark the completion of building work at the facility, which involves the conversion of three super hangars at the former Ministry of Defence site into a state-of-the-art vehicle assembly facility.

Jaguar Land Rover Inspiring Talented Female Students with STEM
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Jaguar Land Rover Inspiring Talented Female Students with STEM

Jaguar Land Rover has today launched a campaign to inspire more talented female STEM students to pursue innovative, creative and well-paid careers. The campaign aims to smash outdated stereotypes by giving young women an accurate, in-depth look at careers in the automotive sector with opportunities to meet pioneering women from around the business and hear their inspirational stories. The Furthering Futures launch event attracted 80 talented female A-level and undergraduate students from across the UK. Students participated in inspirational talks and career networking sessions with brilliant women from across the business and learned how to join its growing numbers of female degree apprentices, undergraduates, and graduates.

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MG Motor Invests in People and Premises

MG Motor UK is delighted to announce three new senior management appointments as part of its strategic drive to significantly increase sales volumes and develop its dealer network in the UK. Daniel Gregorious joins as the new Head of Sales and Marketing, bringing over 20 years’ experience in the automotive industry, having held senior sales, planning and marketing roles at Renault, Chevrolet, Kia Motors, and Peugeot. One of Daniel’s first appointments welcomes experienced automotive PR, Carly Escritt, in the role of PR and Events Manager. Carly brings with her over 15 years’ experience in the automotive industry, having worked with Kia Motors for 13 years. Her extensive knowledge of the industry, as well as organizing and overseeing national and international events, along with her ability to cultivate brand reputation amongst journalists, will help MG to continue its development and increase its market […]

Jaguar Land Rover Worldwide Sale for June 2018
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Jaguar Land Rover Worldwide Sales for June 2018

Jaguar Land Rover reported total retail sales of 52,049 vehicles in June 2018, up 0.9% year on year, primarily reflecting the introduction of the Range Rover Velar and the Jaguar E-PACE. Retail sales for June were up year-on-year in our Overseas markets (16.7%), in North America (7.4%) and in the UK (0.9%)  China was down 9.5% as the reduction in import duties on passenger vehicles, starting 1 July, continued to result in deferred purchases as well as increased incentives in advance of the 1 July effective date.  Europe was also down slightly (- 3.8%).

Volante Vision Concept
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Fly the Aston Martin Skies with Volante Vision Concept

Aston Martin is today presenting the Volante Vision Concept, a luxury concept aircraft with vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) capabilities. Produced in partnership with Cranfield University, Cranfield Aerospace Solutions, and Rolls-Royce, the concept aircraft aims to bring luxury personal transportation to the sky. The Volante Vision Concept is a demonstration of Aston Martin’s design ingenuity. With room for three adults, the concept is a near future study that previews a flying autonomous hybrid-electric vehicle for urban and inter-city air travel, providing fast, efficient and congestion free luxurious travel. The Volante Vision Concept will take full advantage of the latest advances in aerospace, electrification and autonomous technologies, coupled with Aston Martin’s signature design. 

Strong Half-Year 2018 Sales for Rolls-Royce
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Strong Half-Year 2018 Sales for Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has enjoyed a strong start to 2018, with the marque seeing a significant boost to global sales.Worldwide sales were up 13 percent compared with the same period in 2017, with demand for all Rolls-Royce models holding firm in Europe, the US, and other key regions. There are encouraging signs of recovery in the Chinese market; like all luxury brands, however, the marque faces continued economic headwinds in the Middle East.

Aston Martin Gaydon
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Aston Martin Issues Brexit Statement

The following statement has been issued by Aston Martin in regards to the current climate of uncertainty surrounding Brexit and the British automotive industry. This comes only days after Ralf Speth of JLR issued a statement requesting clarity regarding the economic issues surrounding Brexit. The statement from Aston Martin reads: As an industry that makes long-term investment and employment decisions, the Automotive sector needs clarity and certainty across the planning landscape. Over the past few months this clarity has been lacking, but today we are greatly encouraged to see the Prime Minister and her Cabinet come to a consensus on the UK’s future trading relationship with the EU, which addresses both the concerns of industry, whilst respecting the result of the EU Referendum. As a global company, Aston Martin Lagonda naturally advocates a free trade environment and as such, we […]

Rolls-Royce Announces Melanie Evans as Head of Customer Relations
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Rolls-Royce Announces Melanie Evans as Head of Customer Relations

Rolls-Royce has appointed Melanie Evans as Head of Sales Channel Development & Customer Relations from 1 August 2018. She will be based at the Home of Rolls-Royce at Goodwood, West Sussex. Evans joined Rolls-Royce in 2011, initially as Dealer Marketing & Digital Manager, progressing to Head of Commercial Development and then her current role as Head of Bespoke Sales and Marketing. Her new position incorporates a number of unique functions, including running the company’s Private Office.

Rolls-Royce Announces New ... Parking Lot
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Rolls-Royce is Building a New … Parking Lot

This is a serious project, and it is for a good cause, but it still might strike some (ok, us) as funny. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has announced that construction of a major development for the company is now underway. The district’s largest employer is building a new gated parking area on land adjacent to the manufacturing plant and head office, creating an additional 500 parking spaces. The development includes a dedicated car park for The March CE Primary School, located close to the entrance of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, including a ‘kiss and drop-off area’ and 40 parking spaces. The school car park incorporates a new road crossing, also funded by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars in the absence of local authority funding. The development has received overwhelming support from local residents, Chichester District Council and Chichester MP, Gillian Keegan.

Jaguar Land Rover Donates Two F-Types To Transform The Lives Of Military Veterans - 4
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Mission Motorsport Receives Donation of Two Jaguar F-TYPEs

Jaguar Land Rover has strengthened its commitment to the armed forces with the donation of two F-TYPE sports cars to Mission Motorsport. The cars will be used by the charity to support the recovery and rehabilitation of ex-service personnel affected by their time in the military. The donation, championed by the armed forces team at the Castle Bromwich manufacturing plant, was made in the run-up to Armed Forces Day on 30 June. It continues Jaguar Land Rover’s relationship with the forces’ motorsport charity established in 2014 with the creation of its Armed Forces Engagement Programme.

Ultimate All Terrain Land Rover Discovery SVX
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JLR Sues Bentley Over Bentyaga Terrain Response

According to Cars UK and IPWire, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) sued Bentley Motors earlier this month in Federal District Court in Alexandria, Virginia, over a patent infringement. JLR claims Bentley’s All Terrain Specification used in the new Bentyaga comes with a Drive Dynamics system that offers Snow, Ice, and Wet Grass, Dirt and Gravel, Mud and Trail and Sand Modes – nearly the same as its own Grass/Gravel/Snow, Mud and Ruts, Sand, and Rocks modes. As part of the suit, JLR filed a 30-page complaint seeking monetary damages, attorney’s fees, and a permanent injunction against Bentley. Supposedly JLR had spent 2-years trying to get Bentley management to address their issues and complaints about using similar ‘All Terrain Specs’ in the Bentyaga without much success. Cases such as this can be very hard to prove without direct evidence of backward engineering, industrial theft, or some […]

MG Motor beats 2017 annual volume by 4th July 2018
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MG Motor UK Beats 2017 Volume Mid-Year

MG Motor UK has already beaten 2017’s new car annual registrations volume, reaching over 4,441 registrations by the 4th July and remaining on course to double its sales volumes in 2018. MG’s significant volume growth is being driven by the fabulous All-New MG ZS compact SUV, which starts from £12,495 OTR and includes a 7-year manufacturer warranty. The MG ZS comes with a high-level of specification as standard, and is also available on a 5-year 0% APR finance deal, making it one of the best value-for-money cars in the UK market today.

Leeds - McLaren Automotive revealed as fastest growing luxury automotive brand in the UK
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McLaren Fastest Growing UK Luxury Automotive Brand

McLaren Automotive emerged as the fastest growing luxury automotive brand in the UK following the release of year-to-date car registration figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). The British creator of luxury sports cars and supercars recorded an extraordinary 47.73% year-on-year growth and registered 390 vehicles in the first half of 2018. In addition, the brand increased their number of UK retailers to eight with McLaren Hatfield and McLaren Leeds opening doors for business. A new location for the south coast of England is currently under consideration.