New look for Jaguar F-Pace SUV and a plug-in hybrid version too

A new-look Jaguar F-Pace has been unveiled and there’s plenty of changes inside and out for the marque’s largest SUV. In addition there’s a new engine line-up including both plug-in (PHEV) and mild hybrid (MHEV) models for the first time. The plug-in hybrid F-Pace, which combines petrol and electric power, uses Jaguar Land Rover’s P400e […]

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Just weeks to save auto sector from “catastrophic” no-deal Brexit

UK automotive leaders have joined a Europe-wide warning about the “catastrophic” impact on the industry of a no-deal Brexit. Business groups across Europe called for the urgent agreement of a free trade deal before the end of the transition period in 15 weeks. Production of three million EU and UK-built cars and vans would be […]

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Exhall firm behind London Olympics torch collapses

The firm which made the 2012 London Olympic torch has gone into liquidation. Premier Sheet Metals, part of Premier Group, based in Exhall, has confirmed it had fallen victim to the coronavirus crisis and, after 25 years, had been forced to close. The firm brought huge acclaim not only to Nuneaton and Bedworth, but also […]

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Call to build a gigafactory in Coventry or Warwickshire

A Coventry business leader and former minister has called on the Government to back Midlands manufacturing as the region looks to recover from the Covid-19 crisis. A key part of achieving that would be to build a gigafactory in Coventry or Warwickshire to make batteries for electric vehicles. Margot James, the former MP for Stourbridge […]

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Martin Lewis tells viewers how they could get £5,000

Homeowners could get their hands on £5,000 to improve their homes according to money saving expert Martin Lewis. The financial guru returned to screens last night with his consumer advice show. And he told viewers some may be entitled to a government payout as part of a green scheme announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak reports […]

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End of an era as Jaguar Land Rover boss signs off

Jaguar Land Rover boss Sir Ralf Speth has signed off after ten years at the helm of Britain’s biggest car maker. Sir Ralf steps down from his role as chief executive officer but will retain a place on the Tata Motors board, which is the parent company of the Coventry-based company. It has been a […]

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Coventry taxi maker LEVC expands German operations

Coventry taxi maker the London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC) has continued its European expansion with the opening of new dealers in two major German cities. The company, which produces an electric version of the famous London black cab at its factory in Ansty Park on the edge of Coventry, has announced the opening of new […]

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Could electric military vehicles be made in Coventry?

Electric military vehicles could end up being made in Coventry if a pioneering partnership involving a city defence specialist bears fruit. Foleshill-based NP Aerospace has been awarded a £3million contract by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to demonstrate hybrid electric-drive systems on Foxhound and Jackal vehicles. The project will be delivered in partnership with […]

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JLR supplier makes millions of PPE items during Covid-19 crisis

A Jaguar Land Rover supplier based in Warwickshire, has manufactured and supplied millions of PPE items since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Rugby-based Autins Group designs, manufactures and supplies acoustic and thermal insulation. But the Covid-19 crisis prompted a diversification which has seen it produce nearly 200,000 face masks and millions of parts for […]

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Camouflaged Land Rover spotted in Coventry city centre

A camouflaged Land Rover prototype has been spotted in Coventry ahead of its unveiling. The vehicle was spotted at the Quadrant in the city centre by eagle-eyed CoventryLive reader Darren Vel Satis. Although it’s often a guessing game as to what camouflaged prototypes might be – due to their heavy ‘cladding’ – in this case […]

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Stratford couple launched pizza business after feeding community in lockdown

A Warwickshire couple who made pizza for neighbours during lockdown have turned the venture into a full-time business. Lucie and Michael Abu-Zalaf, from Meon Vale, decided to dust off their old pizza oven and offer authentic home-made pizzas and deliver them nearby to earn some extra income. The service proved to be so popular that […]

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Inside million pound home for sale in Warwick

If you have ever fancied living like a millionaire, now might be your chance. But, even if you don’t have the spare change for this million-pound property in Warwick, you can still pretend for a few minutes as you take a tour inside with our gallery. The impressive home on Birmingham Road has six bedrooms […]

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Jaguar Land Rover recycling project could slash carbon emissions

Research by Jaguar Land Rover has shown that recycling aluminium from cars, cans and bottle tops could create the vehicles of tomorrow and slash carbon emissions. The Coventry car maker has revealed how an innovative upcycling process it has developed could combine drinks cans and bottle tops with aluminium from cars that have reached the […]

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Who is eligible for £6,570 self-employed coronavirus grant

A coronavirus grant of up to £6,570 is being made available to self-employed people from today (August 17). But, while millions of self-employed people are eligible for the second round of the Self-Employment Support Scheme, it isn’t the case for all. The scheme, which has been set up to support those whose business suffered due […]

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What could Jaguar Land Rover do next?

The economic challenges posed by Covid-19 are many and run deep and one sector that’s being particularly hard hit is automotive. It has impacted hugely on car makers across the Midlands – Jaguar Land Rover, Aston Martin and Bentley Motors. Jaguar Land Rover and Aston Martin had some serious challenges as it was, so the […]

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JLR fails in trademark legal battle over iconic Defender

Jaguar Land Rover has failed in a legal challenge to get the trademark rights for the iconic Land Rover Defender. The decision means Ineos Automotive is now free to press ahead with its Grenadier off-roader without fear of legal action. The Grenadier has been dubbed the spiritual successor to the Defender. On Monday (August 3) […]

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Jaguar remembers legendary Coventry-born driver

Jaguar is remembering its legendary test driver Norman Dewis on what would have been his 100th birthday. The Coventry-born test driver and development engineer would have celebrated his 100th birthday today (Monday, August 3). Norman, who lived in Humber Road in Stoke for many years, began a 33-year career with Jaguar on January 1 1952, […]

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These are the totally new cars Jaguar Land Rover could unveil

It’s a tough time for the automotive industry right now and there’s much talk about what Jaguar Land Rover needs to do to get back on track. For Britain’s biggest car maker the coronavirus crisis has been an additional challenge to those it was dealing with already. Like any car maker Jaguar  Land Rover’s success […]

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Sales slide at Warwickshire car maker Aston Martin

Warwickshire car maker Aston Martin has seen its sales slide and losses increase as the coronavirus crisis continues to take its toll on the automotive industry. The company’s half-year results for the six months to July 2020 reveal it sold 1,770 cars, compared with 2,996 in the same period in 2019. That represents a decrease […]

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