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It’s just a windscreen…

By Andrew Marsh,
Posted in: Featured | Public | Technology Trends
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Volvo XC90 introduced with the new Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) and the Volvo Engine Architecture (VEA). These building blocks have allowed the subsequent S90 and V90 to use many components as well as assemblies, so reducing investment was well as piece cost. One development was a new feature – instead of a RADAR module fitted ...

Inside Jaguar XE, XF and F-Pace

By Andrew Marsh, 16.12.15
Posted in: New Model Information
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Once upon a time the Jaguar part of JLR built fine products which, globally, simply not enough people bought. The quality of the vehicles regularly topped JD Power customer satisfaction surveys both in the USA as well as Europe, in stark contrast to Land Rover. Thanks to immense investment on the part of Ford Motor ...

Jaguar Land Rover, growth and product strategy – part 1

By Andrew Marsh, 10.12.15
Posted in: In-depth | Manufacturer Profiles | Public
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Not long ago whole automotive sector suffered badly with the effects of the global financial market decline with the effects in terms of delayed model replacements still being seen more than 6 years later. Many vehicle manufacturers did the unthinkable in order to survive – a few did not. Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) suffered more ...

Jaguar Land Rover, growth and product strategy – part 2

By Andrew Marsh,
Posted in: In-depth | Manufacturer Profiles
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New factories, new countries The three UK vehicle assembly plants  – Halewood (home of the Discovery Sport and Evoque), Castle Bromwich (Jaguar XF X260 and XJ X351), Solihull (home to all other models including XE and F-type ). These existing plants were joined by Pune in 2011, which builds vehicles on a small scale from ...

How are non-OEM parts ‘certified’ for use?

By Andrew Marsh, 01.12.15
Posted in: Business News | In-depth | Public
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There are a number of companies operating in the collision repair market who offer a ‘certification’ process which implies a quality check. Those companies include MIRRC Thatcham, TuV (Nord, Sud, Rheinland – three independent organisations), and Capa. The common approach by all of these companies is to offer an independent audit of the component in ...
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