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A blind person can see that flogging £100-150k+ 'Icon of Icons', 'New' Range Rovers next year, against the iX and Merc EQS SUV for the all-important London livery service is a mug's game.

All the airhead celebs and virtue-signalling plutocrats will be gagging to be seen in these 'Zero Carbon' chariots, against the <10 mpg 'All-New' Range Rover - with the by then 25 year old Jaguar V8 - or the <10 miles electric PHEV, which will no doubt cost well over £100k.

Is this why the midget McGovern got 'promoted', when new-broom Bollore realised, with horror, that JLR's last and only asset, the Full-fat/RRSport Range Rover, was headed for just another makoever, and the supposed EV version would have even worse than I-Pace metrics - real range sub 150 miles etc - and the loons at JLR thought they could charge £150k+ for it?

The iX will eat the 'New' Range Rover alive. The only buyers will be 60/70 year olds, buying their V8 Autobiographys, loaded to the gills, for nearly £200k - but there's only almost a literal handful of them.

A real company, with such dire prospect, for its last, arguable asset, would be calling in the receivers, or the owners/directors doing a runner.

Bollore must know this. His only plan is to keep up the Invisible Man act, and hope The Thing/the plebs finally kicking off about mandatory chipping/DNA altering -'Vaccine' - and of course the massive disruption, likely food riots over Brexit, is enoigh to blame for JLR's collapse, and his exit under all this chaos, with the loot.
 

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You can tell how good and how much of a total JLR-Killer the BMW iX is - destroys the 'All-New' 2021 Range Rover in one fell swoop for starters - by the complete outpouring of bile against it by "car fans", cough, JLR's and Tesla's paid shills, all over the internet in the last 24 hours.

It also tells us that JLR, and Tesla, have nothing against it - either presently or being cooked up - the joke Model X has to stagger on till doomsday, and 'Electric JLR' only ever consisted of the I-Pace/stretched, lowered I-Pace with a boot, 'eXJ'/rebadged and refrocked I-Pace as 'Road Rover', and price near doubled.

JLR dared not put out 'Electric Range Rover' - Full-fat or Sport - as they knew it would need a 150 kWh battery and weigh 3 tonnes+, and still be slower and have less range than effectively 10 years old Model X, EQS and iX, plus charging at only 80-100kW max, while costing 1.5-2 times.

That pig wouldn't fly, so Bollore found the cupboard empty - 'Zut alors! What have you English f'ers being doing for the past 10 years?!'.

'MLA', the 'new platform', was just more marketing bollox/lies by the criminal synidcate known as 'JLR-Media'.

'MLA', supposedly all-singing, all-dancing, ICE, PHEV, BEV in one, was just another renaming of the original 2003 XJ X350 platform, via 'iQAl', and 'PLA', 'Premium Lightweight Architecture'.

Mercedes can do an electric G-Class, because people will pay £150-200k for a huge, heavy, rather silly toy - that works.

The EV G-Class is not crucial to Daimler however, a nice add-on, whereas a BEV Full-fat/Sport was and is crucial - its only seller(s), and about to die as no one in that bracket will buy/be seen in a 'Fossil', one doing <10 mpg.

Bollore apparently was horriified when he realised all this - after of course signing the ~£10m/yr contract.

Hard cheese, mate. Sup with the devil... .

JLR is f'ed. End of the road. No EV, no future.

And it will and is only going to get worse. Just weeks away from launch, the BEV GLA - Merc 'EQA' - which will do for 90% of I-Pace customers - posh badge, right image, similar interior space, fast enough, real range at least the I-Pace's, well-made, charging faster than the I-Pace's, for £40-50k:

 

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No news is good news they say - but then the media buries all JLR bad news - so all JLR's real news.

The latest real news is that Tata is basically telling Spaffer The Clown and the British govt. that they need to take Tata Steel(British Steel) off their hands, with the move to sell off the decent bit, Dutch Hoogovens, leaving the basketcase Port Talbot firmly in the UK taxpayers' lap:


- "Partnership" - where have we heard that before, from Tata's London PR consultants - oh yeah - 'JLR-BMW Partnership' - by the media, ~18 months ago - JLR dumped in BMW's lap.

Tata's had its fill of the British Steel pension fund, so there's no point in having it anymore.

So, why can't the brainboxes at Tata do the same with JLR, the basketcase of basketcases, whose losses are around ten times that of Port Talbot?

Bollore must be advising them of that, now that he's had long enough to comprehend the real status of JLR - Tesla/DeLorean/Ghosn's Renault-Nissan combined to the power of 10.

Who but the insane would want to keep a hold of that?

Pride before a fall clowns who have been hoist by their own petard - 'the jewel in the crown' - the reverse Raj, payback for colonialism, etc?

That's the only reason.

Solihull is exactly the same as Port Talbot - undead operations kept alive several decades past their original purpose and natural lifespan - a wartime shadow factory, then a supplier to the captive-market empire(Land Rover), and a remnant of the mighty welsh coal fields, a nation called 'Wales', that ceased to be when coal-iron-steel collapsed.

Spaffer will be gone in a few months - the frontman for the Brexit/City/Crown offshore thing - and some other puppet put in, but the problems of the real economy remain - what to do with the relics, remnants of the 40+ years ago industrial Britain, and breaking the news to the 70m plebs that they haven't go one.
 

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Keep the plebs buried in Thing news, and then make their IQ that of cabbage, with The Jab, while their World-beater goes down in flames:

Is anyone here aware of a DPF issue specifically relating to the V6 3.0 in the XJ (same engine in XF, F Pace and various Land/Range Rovers of course)?

Mine is a 2016, 25k miles, full history and meticulously driven for the last 10k miles by me in respect of the annoying 'diesel' procedures, ie, relatively few short trips, mostly high speed ones, to allow the DPF regeneration to take place.

I am not a fan of diesels generally but have had many reliable ones as company cars from BMW and Merc. Never had any DPF warning lights ever until now with the Jag (my own)

On a local trip it flashed up the Amber warning to tell me to get on a motorway to clear the DPF, in spite of a few days earlier doing a 400 mile round-trip on motorways. By chance I was near the top of the M3 so jumped on it and dropped a gear or 2. Within 2 minutes the warning went Red so I limped home and got it towed to local Jag dealer in Guildford.

Their diagnostics (which we have to pay for these days - another bugbear) resulted in a comment to me and my Motoreasy warranty co that the DPF and Throttle body needed replacing due to carbon build up. Over £3000 to fix. Of course the warranty doesn't include carbon build up

What a complete waste of time that diagnosis is. Telling me there is carbon build up isn't the cause of the problem it's the outcome.
There has to be a specific fault somewhere in the system to allow this to happen, yet all they can state is a vague description of the current state of the parts without telling me why except to imply it is driving style which cannot justifiably be true given the way I have gone out of my way to avoid this. I use another car for most short trips. Besides, why was I only given 2 minutes of Amber warning before going Red.

The technician is even claiming it is too bad to be possible to clean!! Boll**ks!! Every specialist I have spoken to has said they think it can. One even told me that the same dealership told them they sell a lot of new throttle bodies. This would suggest these are regularly faulty, causing a fueling issue.

Naturally I am telling the dealership this isn't good enough and I expect Jaguar to pay for it (and to tell me the real problem). I have also contacted Jaguar UK myself.

Incidentally, earlier this year they gave it a free early oil change due to oil contamination, which suggests a fueling issue also.

Rant over but has anyone else had a similar experience with this engine? Without doubt this will be my last diesel from the JLR group, possibly from any manufacturer, given the expense it appears so many people incur whilst trying to save money via diesel.



- notice the 'car fan'/very likely JLR shill jump on the guy and basically tell him to STFU, stop displaying JLR's dirty washing in public, and don't dare think about suing them - just what you'd expect from a car fan - right.

There's nothing wrong with diesel.

The latest diesels are the 'Wunderwaffen' promised a decade or two ago - 60 or more mpg, massive range, all-rounders, high torque, fast enough from 2 litres, emissions cleaner than the city air taken in, etc.

The problem is not diesel, or even the decent old PSA-Ford 'Lion' V6 diesel from 2004 - the engine above - but (Tata's)JLR, who never developed it, to cope properly with EU5 and 6, and then of course are worse than backstreet cowboy operations when it comes to standing behind the product, with warranties honoured, and goodwill given.

I'm pretty sure too, that it will be the EGR valve - 2 off in the V6 - that will be bunged up with slime, which is actually making the car go into limp mode - and like the guy suspects, can be cleaned, for a couple of hundred quid, maybe £400 at most, for 2x, against the £3,000+ the 'dealer'/stealer is trying to shake the mark down for.

Never mind the courts and suing, this is a case for the criminal law - attempted fraud, misrepresentation, extracting money under false pretences - but then we live in UK, where Plod only jumps when its owners tells its to - and certainly not to serve the ordinary schmuck pleb, who pays its wages.

Poor b*stard just found out what Modern Britain and its flagships, posterchildren, world-beaters, and touchstones are all about - ripping off and destroying the 99% who don't count.
 

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^ guy could save himself £2989+:


- several thousand pound bills are now the norm of 'posh' dealerships.

We line in an insane world, where most people think this is normal, non-bat an eye territory - but then the media and most of their peers - people under ~60 yrs old - condition them to think that nothing is worth it unless they are paying thousands/tens of thousands - 2 week holidays, weddings, proms for 16 yr old daughters, birthday parties, football season tickets, bathroom, kitchen makeovers, etc, etc.

The poor bastards don't realise the actual cost is a fraction of this - around one-tenth or less - just like the cost of the 'Executive' link-detached £500k-1m hovels they live in.

That's how the UK economy became so 'successful' over the last 35-40 years - idiots fleeced by no-morals scum, and an evil media telling them that it's all 'progress'.
 

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Come on you greedy so and sos, on your £7/hr wages, cough up for the poor, ex-dope peddling, British workers' pensions pilfering billionaires of Bombay:


- Rutherford going for the 'Everest award' - who beyond Steve 'Hillary' Cropley will be the first to get to the top of JLR's colon with their tongue?

What this really is, is the media scum being tipped off long before, on JLR getting the plum contract - I know, what a surprise - for the UK's 'World-beating' battery factory, with the announcement this week:


- the clue is in the picture.

Their 'job' is to prepare the ground, telling the credulous plebs that it's a competition, and nail-biting as to who will get it, and so old Mikey is just doing a bit of harmless, out in the open, lobbying, gentle persuasion, for his livelihood provider, bunger, JLR.

Spaffer will do his duty, once sober, carer Carrie wiped away the dribble, and announce a 'world-beating British battery thingy, for a world-beating Indian company'. Oops.

Doesn't matter. Even under the guise/cover of the battery thing, and another ~£1bn bunged to JLR by UK taxpayers, like Mayhem's £500m bung, supposedly for CB and eXJ/'Electric Jaguar', it's just a drop in the ocean, to what JLR needs just to keep going.

These clowns, the hacks and p!ssed up, mental age five year olds like Spaffer, can't grasp what a real business needs - as they've never had to work in one, or realy on their living for one.

It's not about money.- the F'ers can print trillions after all - when their banker masters want it.

It's about England's/UK's problem with making things, which is anathema to the rentier class, the 'Elite', whose wealth comes from either land, like the Duke of Westminster and Queenie, or the bankers who can create money out of thin air without limit.

They simply don't understand, and despise the 'lower orders', who have to work for a living.

A £bn will just let Bollore and JLR limp along for a couple of months, into the new year, a kind of torture actually,

These vermin clowns think words, language is reality - 'Biden is President-Elect', 'JLR is stunningly successful', 'the I-Pace is a Gamechanger' etc, famously '2+2=5'..

They're children, who never grew up, packed off to boarding school as infants and sodomised, twisted into dangerous/evil psychopaths, who like tantruming five year olds, stamp their feet, and demand everyone obey them, and run around them.
 

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'Landjet', the Land Rover/Range Rover-killer:


- this is why Bentley is going electric - or rather, it'll be sticking union jacks all over a car from Ingolstadt.

This is the final nail for JLR - even if it was to exist in 2022/23, when these cars start coming out.

These are Merc GLS/Maybach, Bentayga, mooted Audi Q9 EV rivals/replacements, i.e. electric Full-fat Range Rovers, in the £100k+ territory - JLR's 'Last Redoubt' in the Autobiography area.

Audi/VAG knows, knew a couple of years ago, that these plutocrat cars could only exist in a couple of years time if they stopped being V8/12 cylinder gas guzzlers, even if modern tech and hybridisation actually meant 25-30 mpg cruising, and up to 100km EV range in the latest plug-ins.

The bosses of Audi/VAG, owners Porsche SE, knew that BEV was the only way to have these cars exist.

Ferrari, and to an extent, Lambo, and even Porsche with its GT cars, can exist on ICE - tiny nimbers, sports cars/trackday cars.

But Audi/VAG wants to make hundreds of thousands of £100k+ full-size, huge profit SUVs/crossovers, and that means BEV.

And that means a new platform, not just the bodged MLB Evo for the e-tron, or 'PPE' for ~£50-100k Audis and lower range Porsches, but a clean sheet one for this very expensive, very large, BEV range of sibling cars - Audi etron Q9, Bentayga EV, etc.

Hence 'Project Artemis', and the more accessible label, 'Landjet' - aimed fair and square at Asian chauffeured businessmen.

JLR and Speth knew that this was required too, but their primary and sole job of the last 2-3 years was getting JLR sold, using The Gamechanger I-Pace as JLR's shopwindow.

Now, they look complete fools, the window and cupboard bare, and the 'killers', from the imminent EQS SUV, iX, and coming 'Landjet' cars, lining up to crush them and their single remaining asset, Full-fat, very high price Range Rover, with its 25 year old V8.
 

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If Spaffer can be brought around from his blackout some this week, sorry, 'self-isolation', he'll tell his adoring plebs that Britain leads the world in battery tech and JLR in EVs, and the media reptiles will orgasm all over this stunning announcement, ...but the Daily Mail, Guardian, BBC et al won't tell you about this:


- a real battery plant, by a real investor, for real car company customers, as opposed to the latest cover for Tata to get more UK taxpayer infusion.
 

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It's almost as if the Chinese know that the EV thing is BS, and will play along until most global carmakers have gone bust, and the Little Ice Age is obvious to the thickest dolt - mid decade:


- there's lots of English language reports out on this very surprising news - to some - but Jesmb covers it better and deeper.

Just five minutes ago, Volvo and Daimler were falling over each other to announce from the rooftops: 'ICE is dead!'. Now, it's hail and hearty. What happened?

What happened is Li Shufu, boss/owner of Geely, knows that Volvo is looking a tad embarrassed, against the Germans especially, in places like the US, where its 4-pots don't cut it, even with a battery strapped to them - too heavy, too slow, real-world consumption too high.

Volvo has cut its nose off to spit its face, and won't or can't turn its large/high power-engines tap back on, having turned it off over five years ago.

'VEA' is a dead-end, not good enough for now, 2020, never mind 2023-25.

So, Shufu has given Daimler a load of money to basically buy Volvo's desperately needed, proper engines, for non-EU, from Mercedes.

It's being dressed up differently, with talk of Geely's need, etc, but it's due to Volvo leaving itself naked with its 4-pot only thing, and these themselves now being way behind the best from BMW, Merc and VAG, which only gets glaringly, painfully worse from 2021-25.

Shufu and the Chinese also know that EV, Tesla, the current 'Green' mania/mass brainwashing etc, will pass, when it's revealed to the plebs that the EV/Save the World BS was actually just Agenda21, the global depopulation thing, and actually the world is headed into a decades-long cold 'snap'.

This story should make the thickest realise something is off with the 'EV/Save the Planet', one-way street fairytale told to the muppets - 'why are two of the biggest auto corps. in the world basically going back to, betting on ICE?'.

Call it an insurance policy if you want, but it's plain that the Chinese and their European business partners - not the Berlin/Brussels/City of London kommissars - are setting themselves up for the real world of the latter part of this new deacde and beyond.
 

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The new Mercedes-Maybach S-Class, which screams Jaguar - real Jaguar - to me:

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- looks exaclly what an XJ/flagship Jaguar should have looked like by now.

Ford was actually on the right lines with the derided, mocked 1998 S-type, but then Callum wrecked all that Jaguar past with the wedge XF, which may have looked 'avant garde', but tossed away all Jaguar's heritage.

The Mercedes above would not look out of place in the 1950s, or even '30s, with its anti-wedge, slope to the back, and yet it's fully modern. Why couldn't Callum do the same, even with all of Ford's mighty resources?

Callum will go down eventually as another Emperor's New Clothes merchants, like McGovern at Land Rover, praised to high heaven by 'everyone', and then years later 'reassessed', their stuff either design path dead-ends or just showy tat.
 

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JLR/the media no longer reports real/any news about JLR, just mindless, daily PR pap, so one of its key suppliers has to:

"Sales have declined compared to 2018 by 17 per cent mainly due to lower demands from Jaguar Land Rover.

"Sales are forecast to decline in 2020 due to the general slowdown of Jaguar Land Rover sales in the UK and Europe and the overall difficulties of the automotive industry worldwide.



Brose is an excellent company - direct experience of them - if not the shining star of 'The Mittelstand', now large AG, German auto suppliers/'Tier 1s'.

It's been brought low, in the UK, by believing the lies and fraud of JLR, from 2010-2020.

It geared up massively to cope with '1 million/yr+ JLR', now the poor sods of Coventry are bearing the brunt.

Not mentioned at all by the main media, JLR's continuing and actually accelerating collapse, instead just bunged corrupt lowlifes, on YouTube, with their 'bought' vehicles, or their painfully staged, paid-for PR exercises for JLR, as 'independent reviewers/journalists' - no names, no pack drill - er, the wizened Norman Wisdom tribute act on Car'Surprise'.
 

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Everyone else is pumping out major announcements - but then they have futures to be getting on with.

BMW/MINI, the latest with pretty earth-shaking news:

  • Munich, home, will no longer produce engines - like ravens leaving The Tower
  • but this is the killer news for Blighty:

'Bis 2024 werde die Fertigung schrittweise an die anderen beiden Motorenstandorte in Europa verlagert, die Vier- und Sechszylinder nach Steyr in Österreich, die großen V8- und V12-Motoren nach Hams Hall in Großbritannien. Die großen Aggregate würden ohnehin fast nur noch bei der Tochter Rolls-Royce verbaut, begründete Nedeljkovic den Zuschlag für den britischen Standort.'


- so, instead of actively closing Hams Hall, which may still happen under the cover of Brexit, BMW is telling the world plainly and openly that Hams Hall, the legacy of BMW-Rover, and a large, mass engine production facility, which once concentrated on BMW's core 4-cylinder petrol engine - which of course grew in demand rapidly since Dieselgate - will now be the engine equivalent of the Goodwood boutique, window-dressing facility.

Wow. This is the massive run-down of Hams Hall, making it at best the equivalent of VAG and Bentley Crewe's 'manufacture' of the W12.

It also is telling us that the current BMW V8 will likely not be replaced, and so by 2024 Hams Hall will be 'manufacturing' a tiny number of V12s.

BMW's latest 'M' six-cylinder kicks out nearly 600hp, and with hybridisation can do easily over 700hp - no need for a 4-/4.4-litre V8.

That's why 'Project Jennifer' died for JLR too of course.

So, instead of the 'big news' this week that Hams Hall is very likely to be the site for the 'National Battery Plant', the actual, real news is that the only real, actual plant at Hams Hall, BMW's 20 year old engine plant, is for the high jump, running down from now, and effectively finishing in 3-4 years, kept 'open' by a boutique operation, where grey-haired master craftsmen will lovingly unbox parts kits from Germany, for Rolls-Royce's equally 'shop-window', boutique facility down in Goodwood.

With this and Brose, and the collapse of JLR itself, god knows what around 2 million real in B'ham, around 5 million people in the West Midlands conurbation will do for gainful employment, besides drug dealing and Serco track and tracing. It's almost as if 'They' saw this coming - no real work for 90% of people, and a killer Thing to take them out, or rather The Cure for it.
 

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'They' need The Great Reset - 'conspiracy theory', New York Times - to escape the noose for stuff like this:
  • According to EPA range estimates, the Tesla Model Y trounces the Porsche Taycan — but the EPA tests in a lab.
  • Do the estimates hold up in the real world? Edmunds' test results have something to say about that.
  • TLDR: The Taycan beat the Model Y by a whopping 70 miles in our testing, yet the EPA says it should lose by 88 miles. So what gives?


- the loon with the rug, hopped up on every chemical under the sun - 'third richest man in the world' - is just the frontman for the cabal perpetrating this sh!t/$trillions of dollars crimes on the gullible, mainstream media-consuming plebs, who believe at face value what they're told, by their masters.

JLR is just the UK version - fake/fraudulent CO2(BiK/VED), mpg, RDE2 status(BiK), electric range, NOx, crash results(Thatcham), dangerous vehicles, etc.

Anyone who took Tesla, JLR, the whole BS of the last 10 years, 40 years actually, since 'The Great Prosperity' of the UK and US, was either a cretin, or on the take, part of the evil, criminal system, paid shills, 'journos', pols, etc.

Heads should now be rolling, if not on pikes, in nooses, the likes of the EPA, DfT, the media scum paid vast sums to pump out obvious lies, their protectors in the 'Law'.

It's the ultimate 'Told ya' moment, which I don't mind relishing in.
 

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'To Hell and back' - go anywhere near a JLR product or dealership:


But Spaffer said UK is world-beating, and the Groucho Marx impersonator at Motor Trend called The Icon the Second Coming, and Cropley is on long term sick from being perpetually knackered from orgasming over every JLR.

This is simply about the Chumocracy/13th century, land-owning, kleptocratic UK running head long into reality - scummy, public school third raters, 'something in the City, Law, PR, Media... ' , 'running' the country - into the ground - so that anyone who does go in for engineering is the absolute dregs, who couldn't even cut it as an accountant.

JLR is a PR outfit, with a major sideline in shyster law practice - the latest attempted shakedown of VAG in the on-side US courts - and lip service to actual car developing and manufacture.

Anyone stupid enough to engage with the reality as opposed to the PR/propaganda, soon runs head long into the nightmare of its scummy/fraudulent/outright dangerous products, and the couldn't care less, totally inept, and criminal fleecing dealers.

Ingenium was not about making a £1 billion 'world-beater', Speth outdoing his ex-employer, but about Tata siphoning off 90%+ of this sum in dividends, on fake JLR profitabilty, from spending tuppence ha'penny on real engine design and development.

Hence it's the worst engine ever in the history of the car industry.

'World-beating' my arse. JLR and its many, many shills are world-beating at chutzpah, and avoiding jail/the noose for their manifold crimes.
 

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Having watched the TFL video I don’t know if I want to laugh or cry! These Guys are very patient and gracious to JLR In the face of a complete disaster and not the sort of publicity JLR want in North America.
 

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Having watched the TFL video I don’t know if I want to laugh or cry! These Guys are very patient and gracious to JLR In the face of a complete disaster and not the sort of publicity JLR want in North America.
'TFL' may get less views than the DeMuro and Carwow guys, with their 'purchases' of Icons and 'off-road', tug of war antics, cough, staged stunts, but they are more influential with real 4x4 purchasers - not kids and paid JLR shills.

TFL's beloved Disco3/4(/Range Rover Sport I) was the last of the real Land Rovers(/Range Rovers) - Ford/BMW engineering and money - that's why they loved it.

The Disco5/'Icon' are just redresses of redresses - of the 2012 L405 Range Rover, which itself is just a raised 2003/2009 XJ platform.

The reason for the TFL 'Icon' grenading almost at the first turn of its wheel is a crap 4-pot, real power around 170hp, hauling 2.5 tonnes, ~2.75 tonnes with Tommy, the dad all their filming and other gear, up steep inclines, at 10,000+ feet. You don't need to be a genius to work that out. NOR FIT FOR PURPOSE.

Ingenium is okay for 'Middle England' - drving to Waitrose/the doctor's and back, up an arduous car park ramp, or climbing that footpath 4" kerb, to avoid your obese in girth new toy blocking the narrow village/town medieval cart track.
 

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Silly old JLR, they missed out the dash - 'I-con' - the mugs who buy this dangerous, totally non-developed, why haven't the authorities banned it POS - 'SUV of the Year' - G.Marx, Motor Trend:

'At the time of writing, there are no fewer than seven complaints concerning the 2020 model['Icon'] on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's website. An owner explains that “the brakes failed with no warning” while driving a one-month-old Defender. Another owner wrote about the A-pillar cover coming loose, allowing the smaller cover at the base of the A-pillar to fly off the vehicle while moving.'


- so, other than not going - TFL's 2.5 tonne paperweight - and not stopping - see above, we can see why the fat clown at Motor Trend was paid, sorry, chose to award The Icon as the most stunning thing ever - until the next JLR Stunner/complete sales turkey needs promoting.

End this nonsense. There are many gullible fools out there who believe the media and governments, and will injure/kill themselves and others, with this literally criminal crap.

There's no Ralph Nader out there, riding to the rescue, exposing the evil JLR/Tesla/NHTSA/EPA/DoJ/DfT/Plod/UK.gov/Media axis, perpetrating this conspiracy against their citizens - subjects/plebs/serfs in the UK.

This only ends, like the Scamdemic, when the Average Joe finally gives a F, and says enough, or in the case of JLR, laughs at the clowns in the media paid to lie, and say black is white, and if they have any money, spend it on genuine product, whether from Japan, Korea, Germany, or anywhere else where there's still a vestige of decency, and not the outright criminal cabal running the UK, 'The Establishment', and their lackeys in the Law and Plod.
 

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But Spaffer and Street say JLR is world-beating, and the jewel in The Midlands Engine:


- just a very tepid version of what I've been saying here for months/years - B'ham/West Mids is about to blow, with the final straw the unreported collapse of its only sizeable 'private'(totally propped up by the taxpayer) employer, for a city/region with 2/5 million+ people - up to double reported 'official'/bent figures.

Just another reason why 'They' had to accelerate The Thing/Scamdemic, as even the dumbest had started to realise all that was propping up B'ham/West Mids was fresh air.

The collapse had already taken place, led of course by the fraud/criminal enterprise known as JLR, since 2016, but now it can all be blamed on The Thing, and of couse de facto martial law to stop any resistance to this nightmarish dawning reality.

B'ham/West Mids is just the most extreme case of non-London/non-City UK - entirely expendable, these cities/regions served their purpose 50-100 years ago, now an unwanted burden, chock full of useless eaters, and London's or rather The City's/Crown's 'UDI' under cover of The Thing and 'take back control' Brexit.

Street knows this, and Burnham, but play along, raking in the ~£200k/yr wages, and bungs on top.

B'ham, as I said, went bust in the 1980s, and has been a ponzi/crime ever since, now the most bust, indebted council in the world, £billions in debt - Croydon's nothing by comparison.

Its final public crash - the article above is to soften up the plebs for it - will be blamed on The Thing, not 40 years of a crashed/destroyed real economy, and importing hundreds of thousands of immigrants, for jobs that never existed, or paid what no local could afford to exist on - unless 20 to a house etc.

This is Soviet Union/Eastern Bloc late 80s situation, with collapsed or collapsing industries, and a populace starting to realise they've been had, with their 'world-beating system', and millions facing dole or even starvation.
 

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And that's why Norway is full of e-trons, and Whitehall/the NHS full of taxpayer-paid I-Paces:

FahrzeugVerbrauch Bordcomputer in kWh/100kmVerbrauch gemessen in kWh/100kmAbweichung
Audi e-tron 55 quattro22,225,813,95%
Jaguar i-Pace (2018)22,827,617,39%
Mercedes EQC 400 4Matic23,227,615,94%


- e-tron is a phenomenon - the best, most successful thing you've never heard of, or if you have, it's all negative, to blacken its name, do it in.

The I-Pace the converse - non-stop promotion, by the 'global' media, unrelenting, awards-showered, yet the the most unsuccessful thing ever - only rivalled recently by The Icon.
 

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That's a bargain:


- it also gives the lie to the narrative peddled by the media/govt./SMMT/Pistonheads forum shills etc that EV sales in the UK are on a tear, and new car sales generally holding up remarkably well.

Just check A/trader, and see the discounting on all EVs, and obviously cars sat for weeks/months, with no prospect of sale.

It's not EVs, it's car-buying - genuine - in the UK has basically stopped.

'They' know this, and hence why the fat clown frontman Spaffer made somewhat of a U-turn yesterday - yes, they want collapse, and The Great Reset - Global Communism(for the plebs) - but have to boil the frog, not let it see the water boiling before they put him in.

The collapse has been epic, and this has led to the dopiest so and so starting to wake up, and ask questions - 'is Spaffer my friend?', 'why do I not know anyone who got ill/died?', etc.

'They' are nervous they pushed too far, too fast, too obviously, and the important ~5% are stirring, and there's a very small but growing chance the scum doing this and their lackeys, pols, media, 'hero medics', 'science', plod etc, may have their necks stretched.

You can't sell The Great Reset/New World Order, and our bright, utopic Zero Carbon future, when one of its keystones, most visible facets, EVs, are nowhere to be seen - other than on the tele ferrying the fat clown's 18 stone ar$e from No.10 to Westminster - I-Pace.
 
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