Jaguar I-PACE named BBC TopGear Magazine EV of the Year
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Jaguar I-PACE Named TopGear’s EV of the Year

Nothing else on the road looks or drives like the Jaguar I-PACE. It is designed and engineered to take full advantage of its smart electric powertrain and maximize the potential this packaging brings. With two Jaguar-designed electric motors placed at each axle, producing a combined output of 400PS and 696Nm, I-PACE delivers all-wheel-drive sports car performance with 0-60mph taking just 4.5 seconds. The I-PACE is able to achieve a 0-80 percent battery charge in 85-minutes using DC charging (50kW), while home charging with an approved Jaguar AC wall box (7kW) will achieve the same state of charge in just over ten hours – ideal for the overnight charging used by the majority of buyers.

MG celebrates success at annual sales conference 2
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MG Celebrates Success at Annual After-Sales Conference

With the iconic British brand having sold in excess of 7,000 new cars this year, it’s no surprise that MG’s aftersales team is also reaping the rewards of exceptional market growth. In a statement to dealers at the annual aftersales conference earlier this month (November), MG Motor UK confirmed that not only was it on track to double accessories sales year-on-year, but it had matched annual parts sales from 2017, by the third week of July.

Aston Martin Lagonda St Athan November 2018 (6)
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Aston Martin Lagonda St Athan’s Plant Nears Completion

With the unveiling of Aston Martin Lagonda’s first SUV scheduled for the last quarter of 2019, work is progressing apace to complete the new St Athan production facility. The site, which started life as a series of Ministry of Defense ‘Super Hangars’, is being completely transformed into a state-of-the-art luxury manufacturing plant. One that will be the British marque’s second production facility and ultimately become the company’s ‘Home of Electrification’ when the marque’s planned BEV models enter production.

JAGUAR LAND ROVER OPENS MANUFACTURING PLANT IN SLOVAKIA
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Jaguar Land Rover Opens Manufacturing Plant in Slovakia

Jaguar Land Rover Thursday opened its state-of-the-art €1.4bn (£1bn) manufacturing facility in Nitra, Slovakia, the first time a UK automotive company has opened a plant in that country. With the heart and soul of its business in the UK, Jaguar Land Rover’s investment in Nitra marks the latest step in the company’s global expansion strategy following the opening of its Chinese joint venture in 2014 and Brazilian plant in 2016, supported by contract manufacturing in India from 2011 and Austria from 2017. The creation of new international factories allows Jaguar Land Rover to offer its customers even more exciting new models, protect against currency fluctuations and support a globally competitive business. Global businesses require global operational footprints. While Jaguar Land Rover’s heart and soul remain firmly anchored in the UK, expanding internationally only enriches and strengthens our UK business. Today’s […]

Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer Awarded Historic Motoring Award
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Dr Andy Palmer, Aston Martin CEO, Receives Historic Motoring Award

Aston Martin Lagonda President and Group CEO, Dr Andy Palmer, was honored with the Vantage Award at the annual Historic Motoring Awards at the Sheraton Grand London Park Lane Hotel. Although named personally as the winner, Palmer accepted the award on behalf of everyone at Aston Martin. The Historic Motoring Awards, now in its eighth year, recognises the elite in the international classic automotive world. The winners are selected by the experts at Octane magazine and an international panel of judges from the motoring world. Brand new for 2018, the Vantage Award celebrates “an individual or company who has made an outstanding contribution to the world of Aston Martin”. The judges were looking for someone who not only champions the brand, but lives and breathes it and has made waves in making it what it is today. After joining Aston […]

McLAREN 720S TRACK PACK PRICING FOR UNITED STATES ANNOUNCED
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McLaren 720S Track Pack Pricing Announced

A new Track Pack specification for the McLaren 720S is now available, taking the British supercar to the next level for owners who want to exploit its formidable dynamic abilities on a circuit. With the wide breadth of 720S capability extended even further, the McLaren 720S Track Pack establishes a new pinnacle of track focus within McLaren’s core Super Series line-up. The introduction follows the availability of a Track Pack for McLaren’s Sports Series, which one in ten 570S buyers specify. Available now for the 720S, the Track Pack’s individual features comprise functional and visual upgrades and deliver a weight-saving of nearly 53lbs (24kg). Based on 720S Performance specification – which, with hood air intakes, rear fender air intakes and door mirror casings in carbon fiber and engine bay ambient lighting, already turns heads in any pit lane or paddock […]

Modern MG for the Philippines via TCCCI
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Modern MG for the Philippines via TCCCI

Per Carmudi Insider, the Covenant Car Company (TCCCI), the official distributor of Chevrolet and Volvo cars in the Philippines, announced on Thursday, October 11, that it is now the exclusive importer of the MG (Morris Garages) brand of vehicles as well. With the addition of MG to its lineup, TCCCI announced that it will be introducing six new MG models in 2019, along with the establishment of 16 independent MG Dealer Partners across the country.

Mark and Holly Pascarella of Lakewood Ranch, Florida, take delivery of the first Jaguar I-PACE to be retailed in North America
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Jaguar Makes Delivery of First I-PACE in North America

Mark and Holly Pascarella of Lakewood Ranch, Florida, have just taken delivery of the very first Jaguar I-PACE in North America. Although the family has owned many Jaguar vehicles before, the I-PACE is their first electric vehicle and they couldn’t be more excited. Here, Mark talks about the family’s enthusiasm for the I-PACE and how it’s the perfect SUV for their busy family. Are you excited to take delivery of your new Jaguar I-PACE vehicle? My whole family is excited! When I told my wife, twin 15 year-olds and 18 year-old, they couldn’t believe we would have the first I-PACE delivered in North America, before the vehicle even goes on sale. They couldn’t believe that it would be at our house, and we’re all just extremely excited to have an electric car and even more excited to have another Jaguar. […]

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Jaguar I-PACE Wins Sunday Times Car of the Year

The Jaguar I-PACE all-electric SUV has been named as Sunday Times Car of the Year at the inaugural News UK motoring awards. The I-PACE was also named Green Car of the Year, securing its fifth major award since its worldwide reveal in March. The News UK motoring awards are shortlisted by the motoring experts from News UK’s publications, including the Sunday Times and The Sun. It was these experts that voted Jaguar’s first all-electric car, the I-PACE, as Sunday Times Car of the Year, however, it was a public vote that decided the I-PACE’s victory in the Green Car of the Year category.

Self Driving Range Rover Sport
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Self-Driving Range Rover Runs Autonomous Rings Round Coventry

A Range Rover Sport has completed the first ever self-driving lap of one of the UK’s most challenging road layouts. A prototype self-driving Range Rover Sport handled the complex Coventry Ring Road, successfully changing lanes, merging with traffic and exiting junctions at the speed limit of 40mph. The trial is part of the £20 million government-funded project, UK Autodrive, which ends this month after a three-year programme. Jaguar Land Rover engineers have completed significant self-driving technology testing on closed tracks before heading onto public roads in Milton Keynes and Coventry.

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Matthew Stevens Appointed MG Motor UK Project Planning Manager

MG Motor UK is delighted to announce the appointment of Matthew Stevens to the role of Product & Planning Manager, further strengthening the brand’s Sales & Marketing team. Matthew is an experienced analyst and data insights professional with more than a decade of experience in automotive, having previously held roles at Kia Motors, JATO Dynamics and McLaren Automotive. Matthew’s role will cover both product management and marketing planning, ensuring that the MG network continues to benefit from the right product range and the best customer offers. MG continues to go from strength-to-strength, announcing record-breaking registrations every month in 2018, expanding its dealer network and introducing exciting new cars such as New MG3 and the MG ZS Compact-SUV. Top specifications, impressive technology, striking good looks, and a 7-year warranty have positioned MG as the leading brand in value-for-money motoring. 

JLR Sets New Full Year US Sales Record in 2017
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JLR Monthly International Sales Impacted By China Market Uncertainty

Jaguar Land Rover today reported total retail sales of 57,114 vehicles in September 2018, down 12.3% year on year despite strong sales for new models including the Range Rover Velar and the Jaguar I-PACE and E-PACE. Sales in China declined by 46.2%, as ongoing market uncertainty resulting from import duty changes and continued trade tensions held back consumer demand.

New MG3 - MG Motor UK enjoys record sales on the back of new model launches
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MG Motor Continues Growth with Most Successful 3rd Quarter Ever

MG Motor UK continues to be the fastest growing car manufacturer in the UK after achieving its most successful Q3 ever. Boosted by the launch of New MG3, the latest iteration of its successful B-segment hatchback, MG sold over 2,400 cars in Q3, beating last year’s volume by almost 82%. September’s sales results, taken from the latest Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT) market report, show that MG topped 1,000 registrations in a single month for only the third time ever, reaching an impressive 1,010 sales in the plate-change month. This represents a 20% volume growth in a challenging market which fell by over 20% versus 2017.

His Royal Highness (HRH) The Earl of Wessex
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HRH Earl of Wessex Helps Dedicate New JLR North American Headquarters

His Royal Highness, The Earl of Wessex, joined employees at Jaguar Land Rover North America Friday at the official building dedication ceremony of its new state-of-the-art North American Headquarters in Mahwah, New Jersey. The Earl joined employees to unveil a special plaque and commemorate the official opening of the new headquarters. Prior to the dedication ceremony, HRH met with various employees who had served time in the United States Armed Forces, as well as employees who spearhead charity efforts within the community. The Earl also took a brief tour of the new 30,000 sq. ft. product research, training, and development center.

Aston Martin 2018 Apprentice and Graduate
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Aston Martin CEO Plans Industrial Apprenticeship Foundation

Dr. Andy Palmer, President and Group Chief Executive of Aston Martin Lagonda, today announced plans to create the Palmer Foundation, a privately-funded programme to create industrial apprenticeship opportunities for young people in the UK. Andy Palmer, who began his own automotive career as an apprentice, has undertaken to fund the scheme, which will also be supported by existing shareholders, members of the senior management team at Aston Martin Lagonda and Hitomi Palmer, wife of the CEO.

BMW's MINI Plant in Oxford
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First Jaguar, Now MINI to Slow Production on Brexit Fears

First Jaguar, now MINI. Brexit is already playing havoc with the business of making cars in the United Kingdom and striking fear into global automakers. BMW said Tuesday that it would shut its MINI factory in England for one month of maintenance immediately after Brexit because it can’t be sure of getting the parts it needs if the United Kingdom leaves the European Union without a trade deal. Brexit will take effect on March 29. The MINI shutdown will begin on April 1. “While we believe this worst-case scenario is an unlikely outcome, we have to plan for it,” said BMW, which employs 4,200 workers at its MINI plant in Oxford.

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DBZ Centenary Collection Celebrates Zagato Anniversary

In 2019, legendary Italian design house Zagato celebrates its centenary. For 58 of those hundred years, Aston Martin and Zagato have enjoyed a remarkable creative partnership. One in which these two iconic brands have created some of the world’s most desirable and stimulating cars, from the first DB4 GT Zagato to the latest Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake. To commemorate this landmark year, Aston Martin and Zagato are continuing their historic partnership with a truly unique collaboration. One that will come to fruition in Zagato’s centenary year with the remarkable DBZ Centenary Collection – a unique project that pays tribute to an icon of the past and creates a classic of the future. 

Jaguar Announces US I-PACE Marketing Campaign - blue vehicle cable car
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Jaguar Announces US I-PACE Marketing Campaign

Jaguar North America today announced the national marketing launch plans for the brand’s first-ever, all-electric performance SUV, the I-PACE, led by the Jaguar Electrifies Experience, a multi-city national tour that will kick off in San Francisco and travel to key U.S. EV markets: Los Angeles, South Florida and the New York City metro areas. The Jaguar Electrifies Experience is designed to engage, entertain, and educate consumers on the full Jaguar vehicle lineup as well as the benefits of owning an electric vehicle. In addition to the Experience, retailers will host launch events throughout the fall to introduce the Jaguar I-PACE to consumers across the country.

McLaren Configurator 600 LT Kenny Brack
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Configurator – Configure Your McLaren From Your Couch

Buyers who have secured a 600LT Coupé are now exploring the wide range of colors and options available using an advanced real-time configurator to complete their order in retailers – but anybody with internet access can build their own perfect ‘Longtail’ using McLaren’s online 2D configurator. The pioneering specification system allows you to view the 600LT in any of the 28 different body colors offered, three of which are newly introduced with the launch of the 600LT: Myan Orange, Chicane Effect (grey); and Luminaire (green). 14 of the paint colors are in an MSO Defined palette developed by McLaren Special Operations for the new ‘Longtail’.

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JLR Cutting Production at Castle Bromwich Plant

Britain’s biggest carmaker Jaguar Land Rover said it will go down to a three-day production week at its Castle Bromwich plant in central England just days after Ralf Speth, Chief Executive Officer of Jaguar Land Rover, warned about the impact of Brexit and diesel policy on manufacturing. Tata Motors-owned Jaguar Land Rover on Monday confirmed a cut in its production schedule at the Castle Bromwich plant which manufactures Jaguar cars due to “continuing headwinds” impacting the British car industry.