Jaguar Land Rover revealed plans to manufacture a range of new electrified vehicles at its manufacturing plant in Castle Bromwich, UK. The announcement is the next significant step in delivering on the company’s commitment to offer customers electrified options for all new Jaguar and Land Rover models from 2020.
thyssenkrupp opened a new automotive components plant in Sibiu, Romania. The new site in Sibiu will produce dampers for customers including Daimler, Jaguar Land Rover and Porsche. The company built the new damper plant at a cost of around €60 million ($67.8 million).
A project to lengthen the tracks at the Port of Southampton’s Solent Rail Terminal has completed and aims to reduce lorry movements in the city by 180,000 each year.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (“FCA”) announced two moves in its leadership team. Davide Grasso, former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Nike’s Converse, joins FCA and is named Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Maserati. Grasso also is appointed to the Company’s Group Executive Council (GEC).
Audi has presented the sporty top model of the Q family: the SQ8 TDI. Powered by a eight-cylinder diesel engine with biturbo charging, the large SUV coupe offers superior performance coupled with a high level of efficiency.
OSRAM Continental, the joint venture founded by lighting specialist OSRAM and Continental, presented its innovative HD headlight system in a show car at the Continental TechShow 2019 in Hanover.