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JLR (real) sales that bad:

'Inside the industry: UK automotive deserves more support | Autocar

by Jim Holder'



- no subliminal messaging here:

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Monday morning's now regular Autocar pep talk for JLR has become outright desperation, with Holder wheeled out to say as clearly as possibly without naming JLR, that 'Do something, or it's tits up for JLR!'.

Spaffer as we know is more concerned with 'Empty London' - the UK's real/only economy - than a few thousand jobs of nobodies in some distant outpost, and his other major concern is dancing to the US's tune on China, for the hoped for special, post-Brexit trade deal with the US.

The UK car industry has been a cinderella since the 1970s in the UK, and is now reaping that whirwind, where no one in power, in the centre of power in City/finance/property speculation-dominated UK gives a damn about it, because it has zero material effect on their other-world lives.
 

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Shyster inadvertently outs JLR:

'He calls for action to prevent 'profound' job losses at 'incredible' car manufacturer'

'Keir Starmer: Jaguar Land Rover cannot be allowed to fail'


- idiots today use 'incredible' to mean the exact opposite of the word, taken from airhead fifteen year old US Valley Girls, and jumped up French cooks on TV with no English vocabulary, now adopted by the clown who wants to taken over from the other clown.

Of course JLR is incredible, as in everything it says and does is unbelievable - another word twisted 180 by US-UK airheads.

The real story here of course is that it is now common knowledge amongst even the metropolitan 'elite' that JLR is the 2020 version of BL.

'Profound' means Speth and Tata have threatened Spaffer and Squeaky Sunak with tens of thousands of job losses/JLR's closure if Project Birch doesn't dole out £2bn+ to JLR, and word has filtered out of Whitehall.

Starmer's own SpAds know that this is Spaffer's 2005, Brown/Blair MG Rover moment, and then some of course.

Bail out billionaires in Bombay with £billions of UK taxpayer money, when millions here are on less than a hundred quid a week on Universal Credit or Sick Pay, or nothing from the state, as self-employed, one-man companies, or have Blair/Brown's 2005 moment, x10, x100, with the 'Tory Red Wall' demolished overnight, in the West Midlands, and beyond, when Mr and Mrs Pleb realise they've been played for fools again, with 'Booming Britain', 'Midlands Engine', 'Northern Powerhouse', and of course 'Stunning Success, World-beating JLR'.
 

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Damn! 20 fewer Evoque sales:

'Burberry and Jaguar Land Rover will face consumer boycott, China warns'


JLR's China sales went off a cliff in 2015, with the Chinese national TV exposure of the sh!t Evoque, and crap/no consumer care, warranty honouring.

The (China)'Surge' of end of last year/first thing this year was got up by Tata, the media and financial analysis as cover for JLR's 'amazing', 'incredible'? profitability turnaround, and hence reason for buyers to line up to take JLR off Tata's hands.

Of course what this really means is the Tata Motors share price will go even more vertical, following the TSLA playbook of: crashing/crashed company, skyhigh outward success, to dupe moron people, who pay for this racket.

JLR's real sales in China now are less than 50k a year. Volvo's are around six times, the German premium three around twenty times, each.

The loan from Chinese banks a couple of months ago was to prop up Chery, ailing from its millstone JLR JV.

The Chinese of course know all this. They know that 'British Industry' is a relic of the past.

The real way to hurt UK/UK Plc from China, is through Chinese students, UK's 'Booming Education 'Industry''.

Unis like Warwick, Liverpool, and Oxbridge of course, now rely massively on this income stream, and shutting that off will bring these and large parts of the UK 'Economy'/UK to its knees.

Bottom line, the Chinese know that UK and US are over, blustering, threatening, Saturday night, drunken/drugged, obese, past it, over the hill morons spoiling for a fight, thinking they're still twenty years old, when they went around kicking people's heads in for fun and to show who's boss.

The Chinese know the future is Europe, specifically the Germans, and its satellites like Holland, Sweden, northern Italy, for the Eurasian project.

Not so much a New World Order spoken about about crap, lazy UK-US hacks, as the return to the Old Order, when Asia's land mass was dominant.

UK and US think aircraft carriers and naval power will sort China out, just as the Brits did as a maritime power in the Opium wars. Things have moved on a bit in nearly 40 years since French Exocets operated by a tinpot Junta nearly did for the 'mighty' Royal Navy.

JLR and the UK are going down, and the coked-up, power-crazed 'elites' on the bridge are determined to steer both of them directly into the iceberg.
 

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Autocar a JLR-free zone:

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- 4 products from VW group. 'Mighty' TVR left to hold up UK car industry honour.

And next week will be dominated by the press/influencer drives of the production VW ID.3

'Profound', 'incredible' stuff, as Sir Keir might say.
 

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Next domino to fall, as a result of JLR's Stunning Success and Booming Britain led by manufacturing's renaissance - 'Midlands Engine':


Melrose, the shyster outfit now owning GKN, is reporting imminent major job cuts, driven on the automotive side by JLR's collapse, blamed/scapegoated on Corona of course, with Hardy Spicer, 'GKN Driveline', in the firing line, over 500 jobs alone at the B'ham Erdington site.

It's BL II, 1977-80, but the media is determined to ignore this major, real story, unlike the nightly TV bulletin-leading, front page news barrage day after after day for BL, which ushered in Thatcherism.

The new 'Service Economy' jobs that were supposed to have replaced the old BL and metal bashing industries in B'ham/West Mids are also now gone, with Genting's Resorts World at the itself defunct - UK motorshow - NEC being readied for closure - go on holiday to the NEC?

The whole thing's a joke. 'Service Economy', the 'Hairdressing Industry', shysters like Melrose running one of the last serious businesses in the UK, JLR still being portrayed as uber successful to the media-swallowing plebs, and deliberate diversions and distractions, Orwell 1984 style, China, Russia, Iran, Corona, BLM, etc, while the real economy and country melts down.
 

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Another day, another news blackout on the situation at JLR, covered up by beyond parody, Spinal Tap-esque 'news' stories on JLR-the-PR-outfit, 'JLR saves cat from tree', 'JLR helps old lady across road', 'Gamechanging research by world-beating JLR engineers and world-leading British university boffins discover £99 haptic touchscreen'.

Anyone watching the series on the BBC - occasionally, once in a millennium, there's something interesting on this garbage - of RupertMurdoch and the Brtish 'elite', would be reminded just how low, scummy, vermin 'our' British media is, and hence why they without blushing print garbage for 'world-beating', 'stunningly-successful JLR' every day, mindlessly, as long as the cheque rolls in, the private school fees are paid for their horrible sprogs, and they feel they still live in the best country on the planet.

But the partial reality of JLR's post-bust, propped up merely for PR for the plebs situation, so they don't totally kick off, eventually squeezes through, but outweighed at least 100 to 1 by the deluge of merde on 'Stunning Success JLR':

Jaguar Land Rover China JV records first loss in 5 years amid rising litigation claims

China JV reported a net loss of GBP 224 million during FY20, its biggest since starting operations in 2012-13


- this is very important and telling, because JLR and Tata, and the media and financial analysis put it around not so long ago that 'China is JLR's saviour' - remember? - and, China actually is the saviour post-Corona for ALL the Germans, and Volvo, helping to more than offset the collapse in US/Europe for them.

The Chinese loan 'for JLR' a couple of months ago, was 'for Chery', as I said.

The bottom has completely fallen out of the JLR-Chety JV, also as I said, proved by this doctored official financial position.

How could it not, with the XE, XF, Evoque and DSport being its products?

The Evoque collapsed in China in 2015, the DSport is a joke that only sells in the UK, and the XE and XF sell nowhere, and all are lumbered with the awful Ingenium.

There's no mystery. China is a disaster for JLR.

JLR now only exists in the UK, both in media-world and Patriot-world, the South East, North Riding.

That's the real story - a 'global world-beater, with stunning, cutting-edge tech', that is sub-BL in its worst, final days.
 

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Another day, another news blackout on the situation at JLR, covered up by beyond parody, Spinal Tap-esque 'news' stories on JLR-the-PR-outfit, 'JLR saves cat from tree', 'JLR helps old lady across road', 'Gamechanging research by world-beating JLR engineers and world-leading British university boffins discover £99 haptic touchscreen'.

Anyone watching the series on the BBC - occasionally, once in a millennium, there's something interesting on this garbage - of RupertMurdoch and the Brtish 'elite', would be reminded just how low, scummy, vermin 'our' British media is, and hence why they without blushing print garbage for 'world-beating', 'stunningly-successful JLR' every day, mindlessly, as long as the cheque rolls in, the private school fees are paid for their horrible sprogs, and they feel they still live in the best country on the planet.

But the partial reality of JLR's post-bust, propped up merely for PR for the plebs situation, so they don't totally kick off, eventually squeezes through, but outweighed at least 100 to 1 by the deluge of merde on 'Stunning Success JLR':

Jaguar Land Rover China JV records first loss in 5 years amid rising litigation claims

China JV reported a net loss of GBP 224 million during FY20, its biggest since starting operations in 2012-13


- this is very important and telling, because JLR and Tata, and the media and financial analysis put it around not so long ago that 'China is JLR's saviour' - remember? - and, China actually is the saviour post-Corona for ALL the Germans, and Volvo, helping to more than offset the collapse in US/Europe for them.

The Chinese loan 'for JLR' a couple of months ago, was 'for Chery', as I said.

The bottom has completely fallen out of the JLR-Chety JV, also as I said, proved by this doctored official financial position.

How could it not, with the XE, XF, Evoque and DSport being its products?

The Evoque collapsed in China in 2015, the DSport is a joke that only sells in the UK, and the XE and XF sell nowhere, and all are lumbered with the awful Ingenium.

There's no mystery. China is a disaster for JLR.

JLR now only exists in the UK, both in media-world and Patriot-world, the South East, North Riding.

That's the real story - a 'global world-beater, with stunning, cutting-edge tech', that is sub-BL in its worst, final days.
 

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Is it just me or is there really a difference, great enough to satisfy the malcontents, between the Gerry McGovern solution and the back end of the Discovery that is causing so much anguish.
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What have we here:

I've just ordered an Evoque PHEV (for SWMBO) and a Disco Sport PHEV for myself.
I have a production slot of End September for the Evoque, but evidently my DSport has gone into a 'pending pool' awaiting LR to decide when they're going to build some.

- that will be the PHEV, on the ancient Ford/Volvo(2006) FWD platform, that JLR has been promising since 2008, 'ERAD' etc, and has received £billions from UK taxpayers for, when including the core Ingenium, which was more recently promised since around 2018, with the then announced 3-cylinder, 1.5-litre Ingenium to start, and now has been 'launched' - the twins, Evoque/DSport - since apparently last Christmas/New Year's, with fleets of both of these cars plastered with lettering proclaiming: 'NEW Plug-in Hybrid Evoque' etc, so some 7/8 months ago, and yet, ...and yet, no one has seen one, of either, 'in the wild'.

What we have here, is usual, more JLR Fraud.

The PHEV FWD twins are not ready/not real.

Morons, sorry, punters, who think 'JLR' is real, have ordered and paid deposits, for these literal fraud vehicles.

8 months on from JLR's PR blitz on its new PHEV twins, and even 4 months or so from the 'official launch' in April, no one has still driven them, not even press/pre-production drives, by favoured lickspittle hacks.

Isn't that odd? As in very, very, very... ?

Wild guess: someone at JLR, with more than two brain cells, and a conscience - rare as hen's teeth there - has pointed out the bleeding obvious:

- you don't release onto the market, especially the saps in the UK - S.East/Yorkshire - who adore any rubbish with a green oval - a 2.3 tonne kerbweight, 3 tonne gross weight vehicle 'powered' by a 3-cylinder Ingenium with real 'power' of around 130hp. It might be a tad dangerous, not to mention disastrous just from the point of view of real fuel economy, emissions etc.

Also, charging £55-65k for it/them, for a 3-cylinder, 130hp, when the competition are doing six-cylinder PHEVs for the same/similar money, or 4-cylinder much better ones for up to £20k less, might be a problem too, when trying to sell outside the lobotomised UK.

A Disco Sport PHEV for £60k makes as much sense as a £90k I-Pace, in H2 2020 - minus zero.

Hence, why JLR is "pending" DSport PHEV 'orders' - to be counted on one hand.

There's a limit, even in gone-mad UK, to what garbage people will swallow.

"Pending" simply means - 'we've got F-all orders, so we're telling the remaining idiots that we're 'batching', or some such other rubbish, that of course they'll swallow, as they're retards.

The Evoque PHEV will have more orders - 10 as opposed to 5. So, the 2019/'20 New Year 'launched' thing might reach the saps' hands before 2020/'21 New Year - might, if JLR is still a thing.

A combination of joke engine/ridiculous obesity, due to ancient 15 year old platform, and price/prices that puts them against cars like the X5 PHEV - awesome car - or the about to hit real electric range ~60 miles Merc GLE PHEV, has cause JLR to pretend the car/cars were launched, when they know actually doing that would be suicidal, if not homicidal, for the sap clowns at the wheel, their kids strapped into the back, and other road users, as they merge with traffic on a motorway slip road, or just exit a junction, thinking their 'world-beater' will effortlessly accelerate away, while virtue-signalling saving the planet, and being patriotic, only to be rear-ended or cause a multiple accident.

JLR: seriously, just F off and die, and do the world/planet a real favour.
 

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Is this the deal (Project Birch) for JLR?:

'Tata Steel offers taxpayers 50% stake in Port Talbot plant'


- 50% of massive negative worth, looted pension fund, for £1bn of bust UK taxpayers' money for steel and x£bn for cars.

Sounds a bargain.

What's the Hindi for chutzpah? Or should that be 'blackmail'.

I wonder if Sunak will resist the Tata 'request'(s). A good no-nonsense Yorkshire tyke will surely tell the Bombay blackmailers to go forth and multiply. Oh wait... .

Of course, this would solve nothing, make things worse, as 'nationalisation', which is what Mr and Mrs Joe Average would see this as, would just consign JLR to the the same mental bracket as BL - lameduck, basketcase, throwing good money after bad, etc.

They wouldn't realise this has been the case for JLR since 2016, arguably 2008, when the public taxpayer spigot was turned on full blast, with the (New) Labour, Tata crony 'Lord' Bhattacharyya and Blair/Brown, and every PM and administration since.

It would just make was has been happening with the farce JLR official.
 

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Almost the end of the month promised for 'the big news' on JLR, and still nothing.

Is anyone in charge, of anything?

Germany, even with its awful nominal leader, is rebounding, but then it's federal/city-state country:


- helped not least by huge order banks for things like the ID.3, and all those PHEVs.

All we get is a 17 stone plus dwarf saying he fears being waif-like, and other 'elites' saying 'incredible' every other word - the joke Andy Street using it again this weekend for 'Coventry's/West Mids'(JLR he means) incredible tech sector'.

When the whole country is insane, a joke outfit running around saying it's world-beating and leading every 5 seconds, but sells cars genuinely on a par with a shed maker, I suppose seems perfectly normal, and no one questions why it still exists, month after month, year after year, and what's keeping it afloat.
 

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There is absolutely no evidence of any new production line tooling being installed at Castle Bromwich for any new XJ and the plant remains closed. Was this just another misleading statement or an outright lie regarding new investment in this plant and is it a similar story for a battery plant at Hams-hall as I see no evidence of activity there either as it is close to my own Company at Coleshill.
 

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There is absolutely no evidence of any new production line tooling being installed at Castle Bromwich for any new XJ and the plant remains closed. Was this just another misleading statement or an outright lie regarding new investment in this plant and is it a similar story for a battery plant at Hams-hall as I see no evidence of activity there either as it is close to my own Company at Coleshill.
'mislead' is the posh word/lawyers' word for lie.

Mayhem bunged Tata £500 million, with the cock and bull story of 'transforming Casltle Brom to a world-leading EV facility'. If she didn't know, didn't care. those Whitehall mandarins on £500k/yr basic should have, ought to have. They did, they're scum, traitorous, bent, criminal scum.

So, Tata has fully hit the panic button, ditched 'Diesel is Clean and the future', shoo-in, trailed for the last month as the new boss Nick Rogers, and gone for 'Mr Electric'. Hmm, I wonder why.

Has it dawned on the Bombay Blighters that EV is The Thing, and JLR and Electric was all wind, or fraud?

Rogers pushing diesel, and he and The Dwarf, McGovern, punting out huge diesel SUVs, with no hybrid, must have been the final straw, with real sales post-the startback, abysmal, on the floor, with JLR nothing to offer, either cheap/cheapish, or electric/PHEV, or both.

This is the panic button, and probably the none too subtle 'here's the exit' for Rogers.

But what can Bollore do? Magic? He has JLR to work with, the most arrogant, deluded, ill-equipped for realitty car company, any compnay, in the world.

This is him taking Tata's/UK taxpayers' shekels, probably £10m/yr - so too good to refuse for a man approaching 60, and career ended in France.

He knows JLR has nothing - a non-selling/unsellable 'Gamechanger', and 2,3 tonne PHEVs powered by a 3-cylinder engine, with the power to weight of a 1950s Ford Popular, that no one has seen.

He knows the Germans, and French, have armadas of EVs/PHEVs.

He knows he can't lose - no one in England knows about him, he gets tons of money, and when it goes tits up, he can blame it on Corona.

To turn around JLR woud take 5 years, and he has a few months. It's Tata that has panicked, and just looked up who is 'big in EV', and out of work.

Nothing's changed. It's still down to Spaffer and Street to announce that JLR is nationalised/de facto nationalised, with £xbillion from Project Birch, which must come soon - the decision.

As every week passes, the rest move further and further ahead - ID.3/4, Polestar 2/XC40 Recharge, EQS, i4/iNext, e-tron GT/Taycan Turismo, etc, etc.

The reality, like time, is unrelenting, and doesn't bend to any PR or lies, eventually.

JLR will be nationalised, de facto or de jure, and will be a fraction of its size by this time next year - a version of Rolls-Royce or Bentley, concentration of £150k+ Full-fats at best.
 

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No wonder they fired him:

'Renault handed 'wake-up call' with record 7 billion euro loss'


Renault was just a larger version of JLR - midget overblown moron Napoleon-complex clown in charge, Ghosn/Speth, feted by the useless/bent media, then 'suddenly' exposed as all hot air, fakery, fraud.

So what does Tata do? It hires the failed No.2, from JLR-on-the-Seine.

Brilliant. And only because he has the Electric badge - the clowns in Bombay looked at the best-selling EV/car, Zoe, formerly Leaf, and hey presto, hire Mr Renault/Nissan.

...just when the Zoe, Leaf et al are about to be drowned under the VAG mass market EV tsunami.

The Indian press are trying to spin JLR's terrible Q2 figures as good - by comparing them to completely non-selling Tat(a) in India, and forgetting of course that most of JLR's 'sales' come from self-sales in the UK.

But someone eventually has to reveal some reality:

UK car dealership Pendragon to cut 1,800 jobs


- on the same day, same hour? as SMMT/Autocar bullishly/desperately announces 'UK new car sales showing very positive signs' - meaning holding off on subsidy schemes:

'Hawes revealed that far from certain that any such scheme will be considered: while new car registrations fell 44% year-on-year in March, 97% in April, 89% in May and 35% in June they are widely tipped to be up for July, with official figures set to be revealed next week.

The surge in purchasing is attributed to the unlocking of pent-up demand during lockdown

Private lease renewals and Motability sales are reported to have been particularly strong, while Autocar also has anecdotal evidence from sources who prefer not to be named that around one-fifth of buyers are spending more than they previously budgeted as a result of saving during lockdown.

There are positive signs, and we’ll see the final figures next month, but of course it is a long way from showing that the market has recovered,” said Hawes'



- 'sources' - the same creeps, car salesmen, paid JLR shills, saying on Haymarket's Pistonheads forums: 'Range Rover prices are going up £1k a week'.

These F'ers are beyond a joke, and want, as uber-paid shill Clarkson would say, taking outside and shooting in front of their families, 'pour encourage les autres'.

This farce, this garbage has to stop eventually - 'world-leading' lying meets reality of clowns having their ar$es handed to them.
 

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Certainly not impressed with the appointment of Thierry Bollore as the new CEO of JLR from September10th.
The industry and JLR in particular needs him like they need a hole in the head at the moment after his track record as one of the henchmen in the financial scandal at Renault for which he was fired.The motoring press have described him as an overeducated frenchman and will be doubtful if he will rub along with a British Company in order to pull it out of its present dire situation.
 

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an overeducated frenchman and will be doubtful if he will rub along with a British Company in order to pull it out of its present dire situation.
circa £10m/yr probably overcame his self-doubts, and sweet fa chance of anything employment-wise in La Belle France.

They could appoint the Pope or Jesus Christ himself and it would make no difference, as the company and its products are F'ed, have been since 2015/16:

Land Rover delays Defender 90 launch due to Covid-19 sod-all orders| Autocar


- Thierry's first decision, or the legacy of around 2015/16, when this abomination, 'New Defender', was conceived.

They've pulled it because it has no demand - you can't give every JLR manager, dealer prinicipal, 'royal', toliet cleaner... one, when they already have a new Velar, I-Pace, Evoque etc every 3-6 months, so you'd just be filling up fields in Slovakia, instead of ex-wartime airfields in UK. The Slovaks might not be as couldn't-give-a-f**k as the average Brit, when it comes to spaffing their tax dollars up the wall, with the new shiny factory on short time, laying people off already, and cars piling up outside - they might ask questions, you know, Slovak Old Bill even get involved - 'what happened to the €100m of EU taxpayer money and promises given to Slovakia for this Fraud Op.?

I saw a production 90 Duffender way back, around start of Lockdown, over 4 months ago, parked up bold as brass just by Tudor Grange in Solihull, so it was ready to go then, and Kia Zilina Slovakia has been back at work pumping out hot-selling Sportages since early April, so this is just another threadbare blatant lie by JLR, faithfully propagated by the lickspittle media, Haymarket of course, when it's the biggest flop, 'The Icon', rivalled only by The Gamechanger. The Grenadier and Ford Bronco were the final nails in the coffin for it - pay £70k for a 4-pot diesel with Dacia-quality plastics, that can't be driven in UK/Europe town centres - right.

'All Defender variants for global markets are built at the brand’s plant in Nitra, Slovakia. That facility, which employs 2800 workers and has an annual capacity of 150,000 vehicles, is currently running on just one shift, with Jaguar Land Rover yet to confirm when it will resume its normal, two- or three-shift operations.'

- compare to gangbusters Kia Zilina and Sportage production - gives the lie to this Corona-excuse crap.

The only way to keep it open, save face, and potential fraud case with Slovakia/the EU, is to move all non-China JLR production there, which this big shed could easily swallow, leaving perhaps the Range Rover Autobiography stuff at Ryton, as I said would eventually be the case, for 'New JLR'/'JLR 2.0'.

FFS:

'the new Defender, insiders have said the highly anticipated model has been incredibly well-received.'

- so that's why it's a monumental, all-time record failure, as the prior flop record-holder,.The Gamechanger, according to JLR/Haymarket "insiders", was much better "rapturously received", or literally orgasmically by Cropley, none of this common or garden just "well-received", incredible or not - did they consult Sir Keir Starmer for the 'incredible' bit?

Put an end to this rubbish. Get the clowns in clink for the billions stolen, or doing work suited to their abilities - cleaning toilets.
 

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The most grotesque thing, ever - JLR, the mindbending lies told to the sap 99.9%, and the million miles away diametric reality:

1. VW sold 2-3 times more ID.3s in ONE WEEK than The Gamechanger managed in TWO YEARS

2. Ford sold(took orders for) around 20 times more Broncos in TWO WEEKS than The Icon managed in the best part of a year - launched Sep.19, JLR own-reported recently '22,000 orders, of which 11,000 "confirmed"':


Is that why you took the job, Terry, sorry, Thierry?

Or was it the shekels, around £10m, from bust UK taxpayers?

Come back, Speth, all forgiven.

Mayhem ---> Spaffer; Speth ---> Terry Bollocks
 

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'Impossible! Impossible!, Impossible!' - sums up 'The Best 4x4 by Far', plus Ingenium, equals couldn't pull the skin off a rice pudding, but will impress airheads and patriotards in South East and North Riding - JLR's Last Redoubt - see from 19:20 onwards:


- the slaphead Spanish hack was desperately trying to show that his beloved British 'Icon' was the match and more for the Krautmobile - painfully obvious - a setup, with the joke tyre difference, almost offroad knobbly tyres on the Duffender and almost onroad sports Scorpion Zeros - slippers against hobnails - on the G-Class.

The '240PS' Ingenium garbage is putting out around 180hp, as shown by the pathetic non-tow of just 2.5 tonnes, and the monocoque Disco5/Full-fat... -platformed 'Icon' bucking into the air at the back, while the G-Class just hunkers down, on its ladder frame chassis, and tows effortlessly - as ladder frame chassis 4x4s do, and are meant for.

Pity the poor patriot eejits who buy the £70k+ Duffender as their retirement present 'ultimate towing car', for the big heavy luxury caravan, and then grind to halt on a moderate uphill road in Cornwall, Wales or the Dordogne, or just a slope on a campsite, thinking 'it's a Land Rover, it must be able to do it'.

- incredibly well-received' - Jim Holder, Autocar(funded by JLR/UK taxpayer).
 

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Silly sods at the Big 4, they accidentally left the nought off the end:

Jaguar Land Rover reports "significant impact" of Covid-19 as losses mount

British brands report sales down 42.4% in April-June and £413m pre-tax loss

Terry Bollocks knew he was on a winner, couldn't lose - take the money, scarper, and blame it all on Corona. Only a certified cretin would not know that JLR was the most bust and fraudulent thing on the planet, with zero hope of legitimate turnaround, so Terry was just cashing in, like Wasteof from 2015/16 onwards.

Hard to know these days if this a p!ss-take or serious:

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JLR will be absolutely fine

31 July 2020

This great british brand has the support of an entire nation.We have more jags and land rovers on the road than any other vehicle!

- never a truer word spoken in jest.

The parody merchant is right - UK is JLR, JLR is UK's posterchild.

A whole country utterly brainwashed, while 99% of the rest of the world just see overpriced unreliable off the pace unremarkableness/garbage, written about endlessly by the London/NYC/LA media, but with a real <0.5% global market share.

It's BL but with a love affair.

Like UK house prices, and everything in UK, since the screw went fully loose from the late 1990s onwards, it's now a question of psychological management, not business, as you've got a cult situation, with most, if not all, believing the opposite of reality - that hovel in north London is not worth £1m but £200k max, and that world-leading, science-leading, culture-leading, everything-leading country, the UK, is an insane sh!thole, ready to blow, and that stunningly succcessful posterchild company, JLR, is the biggest corporate fraud ever - until Tesla blows.

How to drop all these clowns and their five year old child like beliefs, expose them to the real world - near 80 million people real in UK with real work for only 10 million - without them melting down into a puddle, or some of them kicking off, realising there's absolutely nothing ahead.
 

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JLR's (total) lack of BEV/PHEV, reliance on diesel, killing it in now EV-mad/cough, subsidised France:


  • Renault zooming thanks to the Zoe - +33% YoY
  • BMW doing relatively well, for Premium, due to all those PHEVs - -3% YoY
  • Hyundai-Kia killing it, due to Europe-made Kona BEV and all their PHEVs, cheap, small cars
  • Porsche smashing it, due to Taycan, and everything else they make - Macan waiting list in UK 7 months! - +17% YoY
  • Volvo smashing it, due to PHEVs, the smash-hit XC40, which has an astonishing 0.5% market share on its own in France - the same as JLR in total! - +21% YoY
  • Jag - -53% YoY; Land Rover -34% YoY - due to - see last 178 pages
  • JLR now outsold in France almost 2:1 by Volvo, probably 3 to 4:1 in reality/truth
  • Jag outsold by mighty Alfa Romeo - again, probably much more in reality
The only car/thing propping JLR's 'sales' up in France for the last 18 months-2 years was the dumped RRSport PHEV, driven over by the boat load, but I guess the dealers and other channels are now completely stuffed - who wants a €100k or more plug-in that does <20 kms electric, and guzzles around 15 litres/100 km normally, when you can have an X5 PHEV for two-thirds of the price with three times the electric range, and real punch from its lovely straight six engine?

Spaffer needs to get off the Bolly, blow and the couch, and wield the axe with this flaccid nonsense - 'world-beater', vehicle for third-rate hacks to pay school fees, 'stunning success', 'sitting on cash mountain' but looking for £2bn+ bailout from UK taxpayer - Project Birch - and tell Terry Bollocks to sort it, or he will - nationalise it, and do to it what was done to BL - shed and close down around four-fifths of it - NOW.

Never mind Project Birch, it's Project Torch JLR needs - burn it, drive out the lice and maggots infesting it, and the leeches in the media stuck on it, and rebuild the bit/bits that are viable.
 
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