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CarAdvice podcast 161: 2019 Porsche Cayman GT4 and Goodwood FoS

This week on the podcast are Scott Collie and Paul Maric. In car news, the Bentley EXP 100 GT concept, BMW X7 pick-up concept, and 2020 Mini Cooper SE have been revealed, and the 2020 C8 Chevrolet Corvette rear end has been spied. Paul and Trent Nikolic attended the Goodwood Festival of Speed, where Trent experienced the 2019 Porsche Cayman GT4...

CarAdvice podcast 159: LIVE at the new $65 million BMW Sydney showroom!

This week Mandy Turner, Trent Nikolic, and Paul Maric are live from the newly-refurbished BMW Sydney in Rushcutters Bay! In car news, Mercedes-Benz has slammed stamp duty increases on luxury cars, the 2019 Toyota HiLux will now feature AEB as standard, the Holden Commodore has some problems with its LS3 V8 fuel injectors, and Genesis has plans for a hydrogen car and massive SUV rollout...

Jaguar XJ and Range Rover to feature both electric, petrol drivetrains - report

The next-generation Jaguar XJ may be pitched as a Tesla Model S and Porsche Taycan competitor, but will be built on a platform that supports internal combustion engines. A source has told Automotive News the next-generation XJ will be based on Jaguar Land Rover's new MLA (Modular Longitudinal Architecture) platform instead of the unique architecture employed by the I-Pace crossover...

Ford to close UK engine plant in 2020

Ford will close its Bridgend engine factory in Wales as part of a wider restructuring of its European business. The factory currently makes various three- and four-cylinder engines, including the Sigma family and the 1.5-litre EcoBoost used in the Fiesta ST and Focus range. As a holdover from Ford's ownership of Jaguar, there's also a factory within the plant making the 5...

Jaguar reveals smarter 'Sensory Steering Wheel'

Jaguar Land Rover has taken a regular, everyday heated steering wheel and turned the technology on its head. Rather than roasting your palms on a chilly morning, the Sensory Steering Wheel uses two heating elements to tell drivers when and where to turn. Developed alongside Glasgow University, the wheel has elements on both sides of the wheel capable of warming or cooling its section by six degrees...

JLR: Consumer confidence on the rise post-election

Jaguar Land Rover Australia believes consumer confidence has returned to the luxury car market following the recent Federal election, where the sitting LNP government was returned to power. Speaking to local media at this week’s launch of the new Range Rover Evoque, JLR Australia managing director Mark Cameron said the conservative coalition victory has already been felt in the company’s showrooms...

Land Rover recalls several MY16-18 models for emissions fix

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has issued a recall for various 2016-18 Land Rover and Range Rover models fitted with 2.0-litre petrol engines, as they may not meet required emissions standards. Following the global announcement back in March which saw the company confirm 44,000 vehicles across its three brands for variance in actual emissions, Land Rover has kicked off its Australia recall campaign which affects 953 units locally...

Jaguar Land Rover loses $6.7 billion during financial year

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has confirmed it lost £3.6 billion ($6.7 billion) in the financial year ending 31 March 2019. Around £3.3 billion ($6.2 billion) of that figure comes from the company writing down the value of its goodwill, real estate and facilities, as well as some of the costs related to slashing its worldwide workforce by 4500 people or around 10%...

Tata denies Jaguar Land Rover sale is close to completion

The Press Association claims it has seen a "post-sale integration document" that's making its way around Jaguar Land Rover. The document reportedly talks about cost savings which will be achieved after the British automaker is sold to the PSA Group, which currently operates the Peugeot, Citroen, DS, Opel and Vauxhall marques...

2019 Range Rover Astronaut Edition revealed

Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations has taken the wraps off a special-edition Range Rover that could be considered 'out of this world'. Co-developed with Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson's space exploration division, the Range Rover Astronaut Edition features special appointments inside and out inspired by outer space...

Range Rover Evoque PHEV coming in 2020 - report

Land Rover has confirmed it won't offer an all-electric Evoque for the time being, instead focusing on plug-in hybrid tech in the short-term. Speaking with Britain's Autocar, Jaguar Land Rover's (JLR) UK boss, Rawdon Glover, said "there will be a market for a small to medium-sized SUV", though such a model won't arrive in the current generation...