Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), the UK's leading manufacturer of premium luxury vehicles has further boosted its global sales performance. In April, 2013 it delivered 28,503 vehicles to the customers- its best ever April.
Jaguar Land Rover has taken a bold step to consolidate its bastion in the Gulf area. It has added value to its Middle East test programme by inaugurating a new engineering test centre in Dubai, UAE, to organise extreme hot weather vehicle research, development and testing.
To celebrate its 65th Anniversary, Land Rover India launched the Land Rover Experience programme to give existing and prospective customers an opportunity to experience the all-terrain capability of its products.
Land Rover will mark 65th anniversary with a celebratory event at Packington Estate near its Solihull homeland. A ‘HUE’ birthday cake will be flown in by special delivery in a Lynx helicopter by a member of the ‘Black Cats’ Royal Navy display team, renowned for thrilling audiences with their dynamic air displays.
Kenton Cool, hailed as one of the world’s most talented mountaineers, has been roped in by Land Rover as the latest ambassador for the brand. His outstanding climbing feats and ground breaking use of latest technologies are fall in line with the above and beyond spirit of adventure that is part of the Land Rover ethos.
With cumulative sales of 53,772 in March and the Q1, 2013 accounting for 115,504 cars, Jaguar Land Rover has registered its best ever result considering its monthly and quarterly global sales performance that has increased by 16 per cent and 17 per cent respectively as against the previous year.
It hasn't been the best of years for the Indian auto industry. Data compiled by the Society of Indian Autmobile Manufacturers (SIAM) shows that over the past 12 months, production has grown by just 1.2 %, from April 2012 till March 2013.
The industry produced 1,685,355 vehicles in March 2013 as against 1,845,868 in March 2012, which declined by (-) 8.70 percent.
The Society of Indian Automotive Manufacturers (SIAM) has released a White Paper today, strongly opposing the proposed Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the European Union. The proposed India-EU FTA seeks to curb and eventually cease import duties on completely built-up (CBU) vehicles imported into India from the European Region. SIAM’s contention is that such a move will adversely impact domestic car manufacturers.
Land Rover has announced its support to the world's largest event to highlight the plight of the tiger. Tiger Tracks was a three-week programme of activities and promotions at St Pancras International rail terminus in London, organised by Save Wild Tigers to raise funds for vital conservation work and build public awareness about the threats that could render the tiger extinct in just 10 years.
Land Rover will offer the Range Rover Evoque with a nine-speed automatic gearbox, from later in the year, or early 2014. The new 9-speed auto ’box has been developed by transmission specialists ZF, which currently supply the 8-speed gearboxes that most Land Rover products are fitted with. Presently, the Evoque is available with a 6-speed automatic.