You're Doug DeMuro, and I claim my $5.LOL - The Defender is a compact (2 door) or mid-size (4-door) SUV in the US. And it is probably the best vehicle that JLR makes. It will sell over here like hot cakes for a while.
Not sure the deletions have left your original post intact ?Did Callum do for Jaguar? I think he did.
The latest - facelifted car officially showing tomorrow - Merc-AMG E63 looks more like a Jaguar - imagine an XFR-S or XF SVR - than the XF, I or II:
- the relatively upright rear screen, longish bootlid, arching bodyline says Jaguar more than this thing, a distended Mondeo or a Fastback that ain't:
The E-Class above is not a million miles away from this:
- very similar glasshouse, rear screen angle, and arched bodyline.
Callum turned the mechanicals of that into the XL Mondeo, without a hatchback, and got buried with praise, for 'modernising Jaguar'.
Now, viewed 22 years on, to me there's a recognisable thread between the S-type and the E-Class, especially in its 'pumped up' AMG version.
You could imagine the 2017 E-Class having been the 1998 S-type developed through two/three generations.
Callum got max short-term adulation, but actually kibosed Jaguar for the long term.
The XF was a dead end, as was the very similar in concept 2009 XJ, another Fastback but not a Fastback design, or XXL Mondeo, completely unsuited to the S-Class segment, or the 'XJ-segment', as was, in the 1970s and 80s, with its 3-box, sleek 'pencil'/'cigar' design, which Callum trashed at a stroke.
My 2p anyway.
it worked, thanks.Not sure the deletions have left your original post intact ?
- in other words, JLR's post-Corona production plan at Solihull, JLR's key, cornerstone, only really profitable plant/operation, is a fraction of even the anorexic production from around 2018 onwards there, probably down to no more than a 1,000 cars a week for the foreseeable future - certainly rest of 2020 - across 4 product lines remember, Full-fat, RRSport, Velar and F-Pace.A DHL Supply chain spokeswoman saying there was now a need to restructure and 'rationalise our linefeed and freight operations which supports JLR'.
"I don't know what to do and can't get my head around what has happened. Once the pandemic started it was the perfect opportunity for them to use it to get rid of people for 'business reasons'."
- a criminal ponzi, a pump-and-dump, propaganda operation, with the full blessing of the UK state, from media, to Plod, to 'royals', to the civil service, to auditors.He said a number of workers were under the impression they could be given permanent positions after five years service. [ taken on ~2014/15 - 'Boomtime'; they were lied to, kidded on.]
However, JLR said that this approach was "changed in 2018 as part of our regular negotiations with the Trade Union." - the 'union' hierarchy, gen. secs., permanent, London-based staff, connived with management and the state in kidding on the pleb workers that JLR was still 'Stunning', a 'Phenomenon' etc, when (real) sales had long gone off a cliff, from late 2015/early 2016 onwards
- sub-Victorian, sub-Workhouse Britain, thanks to 50 years of unrelenting brainwashing of the working classes, to the point we have no Welfare System, no 'Safety Net', the poorest dole, pensions, social security in the developed world, except perhaps the US, where income tax, national insurance contributions etc are lower for the average working stiff, so UK is the worst place in the world to be out of work, ...or in poverty-pay work.He is due to receive a small amount of redundancy from his last role - a weeks wage for every year of employment.
- 'we're just waiting for the 'Sir' to leave the building, so the Charlie Chaplin impersonator doesn't have his whole reputation and legacy ruined by the announcing of the real cuts - thousands of jobs, model lines, possibly factory closure(s) - and of course this would look terrible for the UK state, Whitehall, No.10, 'The Great and Good' generally, who have built The Clown up into a cross between Henry Ford and Elon Musk, the knighthood, Royal Society Felllowship etc, and so have a huge vested interest too in seeing Speth safely out the door, so no back splatter of fecal matter hits them, when the real stuff hits the fan with the 'surprise' news; of JLR doing a very convincing BL impersonation from July onwards'.Jaguar Land Rover will decide “in a few weeks” whether to further reduce spending and possibly cut models or modify future programs at the British automaker, a top executive said.
Jaguar under review
JLR is also reviewing the future of the Jaguar brand, Balaji said.
“It’s not an easy task. It is very renowned brand, yet in some markets it’s not as strong as it ought to be,” Balaji said.
- translated: 'we dare not rate TM as it is, 'C' or less, as 'Tata Sons', the Tata and Mistry oligarchs, are the law and rulers in India, are India, and we would like to keep our jobs, please, but are also worried about being sued by the one or two still remaining corporate investors, private equity funds in TM/Tata, who are probably only doing it to sue us, when it falls over, for many times their tactical stake, in a US or UK court'.The credit rating agency said that TML’s credit profile is more in line with a B2 rating but expectation of strong financial support from parent Tata Sons Ltd leads to a one-notch uplift of the CFR to B1.