Jaguar Land Rover has now produced over 1.5 million Ingenium engines at its Engine Manufacturing Centre in Wolverhampton, UK, which makes a range of clean and electrified powertrains for all Jaguar and Land Rover models.
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From June 1st, Jaguar and Land Rover retailer showrooms across the country will be re-opening their doors again to welcome customers as lockdown restrictions ease. The company says that with a focus on customer safety and the provision of a comfortable environment, retailer teams have been following SMMT (Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders) and NFDA (National Franchised Dealers Association) guidance and best practice, focusing on the health and safety of employees and customers.
The first Range Rover made under new social distancing measures has left the production line at Jaguar Land Rover’s manufacturing plant in Solihull, following the recent temporary pause in production due to the coronavirus pandemic. The company says that effective social distancing, hygiene and health monitoring measures are in place following an extensive review of all production lines, engineering facilities, office areas and communal spaces as the company starts a phased return to manufacturing. With the implementation of the new protocol, staff will experience a significant number of changes to their working day from the moment they enter the site.
Jaguar Land Rover has today unveiled the new concept vehicle, Project Vector, as part of the company’s Destination Zero journey, “offering its vision of an autonomous, electric, connected future for urban mobility”. Jaguar Land Rover’s Destination Zero mission is an ambition to make societies safer and healthier, and the environment cleaner. The company says its focus is on achieving a future of zero emissions, zero accidents and zero congestion – through its products, services and across its facilities.
Jaguar Land Rover and BMW Group have confirmed that they are joining forces to develop next generation Electric Drive Units (EDUs) in a move that will support the advancement of electrification technologies, a central part of the automotive industry’s transition to an ACES (Autonomous, Connected, Electric, Shared) future.
Land Rover has offering a new engine and mild hybrid technology for its Range Rover flagship. With the latest 3.0-litre in-line six-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine, “enhanced performance and quicker responses go hand-in-hand with improved fuel economy at the pinnacle of the luxury SUV segment”.
Drivers will be able to earn cryptocurrency and make payments on the move using innovative connected car services being tested by Jaguar Land Rover. Using ‘Smart Wallet’ technology, owners earn credits by enabling their cars to automatically report useful road condition data such as traffic congestion or potholes to navigation providers or local authorities. Drivers could then redeem these for rewards such as coffee, or conveniently use them to automatically pay tolls, parking fees and for smart charging electric vehicles. ‘Smart Wallet’ removes the need for drivers to hunt for loose change or sign up to multiple accounts to pay for a variety of everyday services.
Carpe is a new, all-inclusive car subscription service offering customers hassle-free access to brand new Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles. The service is aimed at high-mileage UK residents who spend many hours a week driving. They can sign up to Carpe, and subscribe to driving a brand new Jaguar or Land Rover for 12 months with no deposit. Carpe allows subscribers to get a new car every year and the vehicle specifications can be tailored to meet individual needs, with no restrictions on mileage. The vehicle, servicing, maintenance, insurance, roadside assistance and delivery is included in the all-inclusive, unlimited motoring package cost.
Jaguar Land Rover has reported record retail sales of 604,009 vehicles – the figure includes sales from JLR’s China joint venture – in the financial year to the end of March 2017