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China state TV accuses foreign carmakers of price gouging

By Kazunori Takada and Samuel Shen SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's state television accused foreign carmakers of charging domestic customers more for repair costs than in other markets, singling out Audi, Subaru and Jaguar Land Rover Ltd in the latest of a series of programs targeting foreign firms. The investigative report by China Central Television (CCTV), aired on Wednesday evening, also said that many of the foreign auto makers' dealers were reluctant to repair parts, often insisting on more expensive replacements.

Jaguar Land Rover, DHL say strike contingency plans in place

LONDON (Reuters) - Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) <TAMOJL.UL> and logistics firm DHL <DHL.UL> said on Monday that plans are in place to minimize the impact on production at the carmaker's British plants from a threatened strike by DHL staff. About 750 of the 1,000 DHL employees serving JLR's plants at Castle Bromwich and Solihull in central England voted for a walkout last week over the company's refusal to award them similar terms and conditions to some JLR staff.

Jaguar Land Rover, DHL say strike contingency plans in place

LONDON (Reuters) - Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) <TAMOJL.UL> and logistics firm DHL <DHL.UL> said on Monday that plans are in place to minimize the impact on production at the carmaker's British plants from a threatened strike by DHL staff. About 750 of the 1,000 DHL employees serving JLR's plants at Castle Bromwich and Solihull in central England voted for a walkout last week over the company's refusal to award them similar terms and conditions to some JLR staff.

Jaguar Land Rover posts record sales for March

British luxury car brand Jaguar Land Rover, owned by India's Tata Motors, Wednesday said global sales in March climbed 16 percent from a year earlier to hit a record level, boosted by Chinese demand. Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) reported sales in March rose to 53,772 units internationally, with sales for the January to March quarter also at a record high of 115,504 units. JLR sales in China for March rose 22 percent to 8,487 vehicles while in Britain they grew 14 percent to 17,784 units, the statement said.

Alleged drunk driver kills two Paris police in chase

An alleged drunk driver killed two Paris police officers on Thursday after slamming his black Land Rover into their cruiser during a high-speed chase. Police vehicles attempted to intercept the 22-year-old driver, who according to police sources had been convicted five times previously of driving without a licence, after his 4x4 was seen driving erratically early Thursday. Police gave chase when he attempted to escape and during the pursuit he drove the Land Rover at high speed into a police car attempting to block his path on the ring road around Paris.

UPDATE 1-Jaguar to add 800 new UK jobs on soaring Chinese demand

LONDON, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Jaguar Land Rover plans to create 800 new jobs at its Solihull factory in central England as demand for its premium cars rockets in China and elsewhere. For the first time, demand from China outstripped that of British carmaker JLR's home market, with sales in China in 2012 rising more than 70 percent to 71,940 cars. JLR, owned by India's Tata Motors, said on Sunday that total global sales rose 30 percent to over 350,000 vehicles.
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