By BYRON MATHIOUDAKIS
LAND ROVER is set to grow sales by up to 25 per cent to a record 400,000 units by the end of next year, based on strong performances from new releases such as the Range Rover Sport, as well as increased factory capacity to keep up with high demand.
With the next-generation Freelander, Discovery, Defender and others in the pipeline – including a new baby crossover to slip below the successful Evoque – the Tata Motors-owned British marque is set to enjoy the biggest growth spurt in its 65-year history.
By BARRY PARK
VOLVO is the latest car-maker to confirm it wants to trial self-driving vehicles, announcing a fleet of 100 autonomous cars will soon feel their way through the streets of Gothenburg in Sweden.
The European luxury car-maker has set itself an ambitious goal of reducing the chances of Volvo drivers being killed in a car crash to zero by 2020, with autonomous vehicles a key factor in reducing risks that cause them.
By RON HAMMERTON
JAGUAR has launched its sleek new F-Type Coupe, describing it as the most dynamically capable, performance-focused production Jaguar ever.
Powered by a 405kW 5.0-litre supercharged V8 in its flagship F-Type R variant, the spiritual successor to the famed Jaguar E-Type blasted into sight in dramatic fashion in Los Angeles today when it was driven at full throttle under a grandstand packed with hundreds of journalists and celebrities at Raleigh Studios.