SMMT: UK ENGINE TURNOVER SET FOR £2.5BN SURGE IN TWO YEARS UK engine manufacturing turnover expected to increase by £2.5 billion to £10.5 billion by 2016. Annual engine output set to surpass three million units. £1 billion invested in UK engine production since 2011. The revenue generated by engine manufacturing in the UK is expected … More Industry News: Engine production set to hit all time high.
Jaguar Land-Rover Group: The opening of the state-of-the-art Engine Manufacturing Centre is a seminal moment for Jaguar Land Rover as it embarks on manufacturing engines in-house for the first time in a generation, confirming its position as the UK’s most significant automotive investor. The Engine Manufacturing Centre will be home to the ‘Ingenium’ engine family, … More Industry News: JLR Engine Plant Opens
Mike Humble: For the person who adores driving, you cannot beat the feeling or the smell of sliding into a brand new car. The anticipation of waiting for delivery evokes those childhood memories of Christmas Eve and my better half has recently taken delivery of her brand new car – and for a fortnight, it … More Toyota Burnaston Factory Visit
Words: Mike Humble If you think hard enough, there were many car adverts on the television that stand out in the mind’s eye. Ford had the Sierra had the XR4i with the strapline “Man and machine in perfect harmony” and our very own B.L had a patriotic televisual treat telling us all the Metro was … More Great British Bangers: Leyland Roadrunner
Words: Mike Humble Pictures: J A Lawler Even though small town or city cars are not my personal choice, they represent the Lions share of the UK market. Vehicles such as the Fiesta and Corsa are pretty much the by-word for small cars nowadays but as more and more people downsize from larger family vehicles, … More Time Well Spent: Nissan Note Acenta Premium 1.2
Jaguar Land Rover Group: Jaguar Land Rover is delighted to confirm that Her Majesty the Queen will officially open the company’s new, state-of-the-art Engine Manufacturing Centre on Thursday October 30th 2014. HM The Queen will be accompanied during the visit by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh. The opening of the £500m Engine Manufacturing … More Industry News: Royal Power for Jaguar – Land Rover
Land Rover The first production Discovery Sport has rolled off Land Rover’s production line in Halewood, UK. The car will now make its way to Virgin Galactic’s headquarters, to be used by the team as they continue to prepare for the launch of the world’s first commercial spaceline. The world’s most versatile and capable premium … More Industry News: First Discovery Sport leaves the line.