Sounds like a great time to buy a new Jaguar is mid-April to July!
"Now the company had confirmed there will be a “temporary adjustment to the shift pattern from mid April until July” as the company tries to cope with falling demand for its vehicles as the Brexit uncertainty continues."
And what clowns too! "...the uncertainty of Brexit..." I've read many times since the EU referendum in June 2016 from Jaguar press releases that "...despite Brexit..." business is booming. Sloppy PR... Sloppy journalism - if it suits the circumstance, blame Brexit! I've written many journalistic stories since last October of international and European banks changing their earlier decisions to relocate post-Brexit with many saying they are now scaling back and staying in London's square mile.
Key examples are:
1 - Paint Shop - typically the item limiting maximum production rate on a factory. In the US and Europe environmental regulations and licensing typically limits the numbers of cars painted per day/week on a paint shop.
2 - Post production testing and inspection.
3 - Shipping and receiving.
4 - Tire/wheel mounting.
5 - Wiring harness assembly.
That is how Magna can be less costly to an manufacturer like Jaguar or Porsche. They use economies of scale on the "common/shared processes".
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It might not fit your narrative, but they are selling. You can't get a new one straight away and the used ex jag cars are selling for decent prices.
For the record, 'everyone's wife's mother' = 'Bx' prefix, not 'Ox' prefix. See, you tripped yourself up again.
All I see is 'Ox's, Gaydon - Oxfordshire registered. I see lots of Velars, on 'Bx', but that's because of the £199/month employee leases.
Let's stick a fork in this E-Pace thing, which JLR should have done at birth, and refocus on the I-Pace, where even by the official, fake sale figure, 1,300-odd for February, it's a monumental flop. That's not even what Magna needs to keep its small-beer production going - 2,000+/month.
Real sales, stripping away the obviously fake ~400 in Norway in Feb - almost certainly a sale to rental firm(s) - and the pushing of stock in Germany and elsewhere, are around 500/month, and falling.
The floppiest flop ever, any time, any where.
Should be major news, like the 1976/77 blanket coverage of the Rover SD1 and its travails(last British winner of ECotY?) - both piss poor quality/product development and plunging sales after the initial hype - sound familiar? - but instead the BBC et al are doing Pravda on stilts, with glowing report after report, award after award. What happened to journalism? What happened to the UK? What happened to its now majority spinless, gutless people, afraid of Big Brother and their shadow?