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Desperate stuff from perhaps thee regime mouthpiece/propagandist tool, The Grauniad:

Ineos founder's Land Rover rival faces launch delay due to Covid lockdowns


- the regime is using its most rabid attack dog, The Guardian, to directly attack, try to take down, JLR's rival/lethal threat/final nail in the coffin-er.

Wow. I'll bet Ratcliffe's lawyers are all over this already. High court, injunctions, retractions etc, here they come.

What's The Guardian's/'Jasper Jolly''s evidence/source(s) for such a categorical, non-hedged headline/statement?:

- 'may be delayed' - oh right, so the Jolly creature's sub-editor/boss changed the headline to make it look definite, whereas this geezer Jolly's piece actual has more caveats than a Latin dictionary.

What else has been made up/slandered? - sorry, journalistically investigated, by this top, ultra-integrity publication?:

- 'Ineos has never before built cars' - ouch! How bitchy is that.

Is that the best that Jolly's got? Does the Jolly clown know that the Grenadier is being built in one of the most modern, recently massively invested in, and high quality car plants in the world, Daimler's Smart Hambach, with over a quarter of a century of experience? Are the green workforce at the greenfield JLR Nitra plant a byword for steeped in generations and master craftsmen tradition car-building? Dear god, they think we're all f'ing idiots - without access to Wikipedia, or two brain cells.

What other 'evidence'/'facts' has the Jolly muppet got for this 'stunning' Guardian, Pullitzer-winning article?:

'A source with knowledge of plans' - don't tell me, not Jim Ratcliffe, but his 'deepthroat' source is some geezer called Bollore, or Hallett.

F'ing hell, desperate stuff even by Regime/JLR/Media vermin 'standards'.

I hope Ratcliffe sues the ar$e off the Grauniad's offshored owners.

That's the worst hatchet job/black-arts propaganda hit-piece I've ever seen - threadbare, zero facts or sources, just advertising and making painfully transparent the regime's desperation and panic, as its posterchild, JLR, goes down the pan, which will be absolutely complete once the first Job 1 car rolls out of Hambach - towards the end of this year.
 

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^missed this bit:

'but is now considering a new launch date around September 2022, 'the Guardian understands' - yeah, and:

  • Spaffer is widely known and admired for trust, integrity and hard-working
  • Bliar swears Iraq has WMD
  • Mayhem insists there is no magic money tree - unless you're an oligarch living in Bombay

etc.

- utter, utter, utter scum.
 

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Here we go - the I-Pace annihiating, 700km range Merc EQS - first concrete details published today:

'Mit einem nutzbaren Energieinhalt von bis zu 108 kWh und unterstützt durch erstklassige Aerodynamik erzielt der EQS Reichweiten von mehr als 700 Kilometern (WLTP).'



  • largest battery size, the 'Long Range' EQS, will have a huge 108 kWh usable.
  • Mercedes confirms this gives over 700km range.

108 kWh is around 25 kWh more than the I-Pace's(~83 kWh).

The confirmation of the (over) 700km range is interesting - and entirely believable, given the huge battery, and ~0.22 Cd - as just a couple of days ago, some 'Russian' site put out 'manufactuer information' that the EQS would only do 300 miles/~500 km max.

Like the Guardian attack-, disinfo-piece on the Ineos Grenadier today, this was a deliberate attempt to take down the Tesla- and JLR-annihilating Mercedes car.

Desperate stuff from desperate scum.

Doesn't matter really who ordered it, was behind it, whether Tesla, JLR, their paid shill, 'guerilla marketing' armies, or some agency of the US/UK regimes, it's importance is how panicked and desperate these vermin are, by the avalanche of real cars, coming to bury their two psyop, regime-front, PR, criminal, fraud outfits.

They know the end is literally nigh, and are terrified - end of the gravytrain, 'writing', copy and pasting Tesla/JLR press releases for typically $250k/yr, or worse, found complicit in the JLR and Tesla, Enron-dwarfing frauds, and the prospect of jail terms - those posh, fey public school types, riddling the media, PR and the Law, always say boarding school was like prison - well, they might get to chance to find out.
 

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The EQS is the anti-I-Pace and -Taycan - ballroom space in the back:

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- probably about five feet from rear seatback to back of the front seat - it'll of course have motored front seat to move out the way, to give almost straight-leg stretched out position.
 

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That springtime JLR IPO of Tata's looks as likely as an Easter Lockdown by Marxist Mutti Germany-wrecker Merkel.

The whole point of the massive ramp in the Tata Motors share price over the last year or so was to build up seamlessly to the IPO, not have Goldman Sachs kick Tata and its lickspittle Bombay financial analysts - 'Buy, buy, buy!' - in the balls, just at the final moment.

TTM share price is doing a good impression of TSLA's - huge criminal ramp, sucking in a few moron retail investors along the way, then plunge down a mineshaft, as even the thickest realises there's nothing holding them up.

Maybe the chutzpah-plus/insane pricing of The Gamechanger in India - $135k - was the final straw, where the scales fell from the eyes of even the biggest dolt - 'are they out of their f'ing minds?'.

The price of oil, and hence petrol/diesel, is painfully obviously being ramped, just like TTM and TSLA were, with the latest incident, 'accident', the blocking of the Suez Canal.

'They' want the flyover patriot Americans, with their 10 mpg full-size pickups, to bleed red, and force the global pleb into surveilled, controlled at the flick of a switch EV boxes.

JLR has zero EVs, and a couple of PHEVs that wouldn't have been competitive a decade ago.

A price of £1.40/litre in the UK, and $5+/gal in the US, kills JLR stone dead - what sales were left.

The thickest 'analyst' is beginning to realise this - for example: $30k VW ID4 with tax credits, or a $60k Evoque/DSport?

£45k Audi Q4 e-tron/Ioniq 5, or £70k 'Gamechanger'?

£60-100k+ 300 mile+ Merc EQS/EQS SUV/EQE/EQE SUV... , or non-exsting JLR competitors?

Etc.

The useless at everything but peddling dope and making pig iron Tata has even managed to cock up getting a simple IPO fraud away - something that even Palmer and Aston Martin managed.

Their greed, stupidity and swallowing their own propaganda kept them holding on to JLR back in 2013, when an IPO to cash in on the Evoque-effect - up to £30bn valuation - was screamingly obvious, and now they've missed the post-Pandemic bounce-back - fake - Global Economy surge, with stock markets at all-time highs - about to crash.

They're useless, morons, who couldn't score in a brothel.
 

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That Suez Canal thing:


- just the first couple of minutes is enough to get the idea.

As if anyone with a brain - <1% of the UK/US and most of the West - didn't know that this wasn't an accident, and just the latest part of driving the oil and fuel price to a level that will crush 'The Deplorables', 'Domestic Terrorists', in the Bolshevik Takeover/takedown of the USA - UK's long gone.

The point is, a maker like JLR, of gas guzzlers par excellence, must have, should have, seen this coming, and if a real carmaker, would be redoubling, trebling efforts to get more EVs, latest gen. PHEVs, to market, PDQ, and if not a real carmaker, which it isn't of course, would have brought forward the IPO, to beat the imminent collapse of carmakers reliant on 10-20 mpg gas guzzlers.

Maybe the clowns in Bombay are smoking their own dope.
 

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"Game-changing EVs" - THE Gamechanger not included:

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- someone at Haymarket Media trying to tell the 'JLR-Ultras', Cropley, Saunders and Holloway, to p!ss off and retire - before they're booted out?

Another JLR-free frontcover - the Ruppert guy has something about an ancient XK.

The other Rupert, Heseltine, must surely have twigged by now that it's not going tremendously well down Gaydon, 'Campus', way, and he needs to find another client/clients to save his sunk rag.

This cover seems to be sucking up to Ford in particular, and of course Autocar, sans the need to polish JLR's knob, has always adored BMW.

Even if they wanted to push JLR, what's there to push? A 5 year old 'Gamechanger', that charges slower than a <£30k ID.3, or has less than half the range of the imminent EQS?

The outing of the never-happening eXJ as dead, has knocked the stuffing out of JLR-Autocar - the headbangers finally realising it's all over.

The younger hacks, under 40, must be pushing for JLR and the JLR-Ultras to be jettisoned, like yesterday, or they see the whole thing going down, and their 'jobs'.

'Lord' Heseltine must surely have/have had some inside knowledge from the Tory Cabal, as to Spaffer's intention, or not, to save JLR.

The reduction of the EV PICG, and to cars below £35k, was surely an as definite as can be sign that the Cabal have no intention of saving anything or anyone but themselves - hence Labour, Ed Miliband, Liam Byrne in B'ham, seeing an opportunity to push for state-subsidised mass EV purchase, and the saving/propping up of JLR - they must know Spaffer, Halfcock. Squeaky Sunak, fatty Jenrick etc are too busy lining their pockets before the inevitable hook from the sidelines, and the next bunch of puppets/muppets, led by the joke Starmer, is installed by 'They'.
 

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Spaffer vying with Marxist Mutti Merkel to see who can be a good little Globalist and destroy their country first.

Today's action by China shows that the Chinese elites hate, loathe, detest the 'elite' Brits, due to the scarred memory of the Opium Wars, and their humilaition at the hands of the Gunboat Brits.

The chance of a Chinese company coming to the rescue of JLR is now officially zero, especially as it would have involve dealing with the 'elite' Brits' junior partner in the Opium Trade, Tata.

Was never gonna happen - Geely, Chery or some unknown Chinese outfit solving Tata and the UK's JLR Problem - but now it's not even a what-if.

The only country the Chinese have time for is Germany. They used to have cordial relations with France, Citroen once massive there, and use the likes of the Dutch for the Belt/Road Initiative with Rotterdam and so on, but they only respect those who they see as competitors/peers, and that's the Germans.

They see the US and UK, their 'elites', as bullies, who they are dying to give bloody noses to.

Most Brits have never heard of the Opium Wars. They haven't a clue about China's deep, deep seething rage, of what was done to them, and how, now, it's fit to burst out, and they have the muscle, money and manpower to make good on that rage.
 

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Best part of £100k down the drain - oh well, 'he supported a British company and British jobs' - vast majority of car, including battery cells/pack and auto g/box of course, imported:

'The FIL has a 68 plate P400e, well, I say he has one, it’s been with the local dealer now for 5 weeks as there is a fault with the battery pack not holding a charge. The dealer suspects it needs a new battery but LR don’t want to pay for it.'


'68' plate means it has to be under warranty - <3 yrs old.

No battery, means he's basically got a worthless and unsellable car. He could of course keep it, but then he's just got a 2.5 tonne car 'powered' by a 4-pot petrol, doing not 20mpg around town, that he'll have to keep for 10 yrs+, or just write it off.

Any other maker doing that, and they'd be hung, drawn and quartered by the media and the authorities, like Dieselgate-plus, and unlike VAG, would not be able to survive the huge PR and sales-collapse hit.

But as long as they're providing jobs, right?

I know, instead, we take the ~£20bn doled out to Tata and its lackeys over the last 13 years or so, and employ 1 million Brits at £10/hr to dig and fill holes, for about 3 months, or 100,000 Diversity Officers at £100/hr for the same time.

Would be as f'ing useful, or moreso.
 

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Wonders will never cease 🤔

"Monday, 29 March 2021
The Norton Motorcycle Co Ltd is delighted to welcome Sir Ralf Speth to the Board of Directors of its parent company, TVS Motor Company. The experienced automotive global business leader will join the company as Chairman, effective January 2023.
Most recently holding the position of CEO at Jaguar Land Rover for 11 years, Sir Ralf is widely acclaimed for the transformation of the British brands, striving to transform the company into the global force it is today. Prior to this, Sir Ralf is widely experienced in senior roles within the automotive industry and has widely acknowledged for his leadership skills. He was the recipient of a knighthood from the Queen in 2018 for his contributions to British industry, and also named as a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2020 for his passion for science.
This senior appointment comes at a time when Norton Motorcycles is making great progress under TVS Motor Company ownership, benefitting from significant new investment in the motorcycle brand. Norton announced in January 2021 that the company is to move into the most advanced manufacturing facility in the brand’s 122-year history. Norton is currently finalising work on construction of the new factory in Solihull, expected to open by the end of Q2 2021.
John Russell, Interim CEO of Norton Motorcycles, said: “We are truly delighted to welcome Sir Ralf to the TVS Motor Company family. We know that Sir Ralf is a tremendous leader and his accomplishments in the automotive industry speak volumes. This excellent appointment comes at a time when the Norton Motorcycles business is on a very positive trajectory but still with much work to do. We will soon be settled in our state-of-the-art new manufacturing base and the guidance of Sir Ralf will be important for us as a growing British business that has a strong legacy.”
The outgoing Chairman, Mr. Venu Srinivasan, who will become Chairman Emeritus of TVS Motor Company from January 2023, said, “It is a momentous occasion for TVS Motor Company to welcome Ralf to its Board. His passion for technology, eye for products and commitment to building brands are truly remarkable. His thoughts will add immensely to TVS Motor as the company shapes itself for the future. Ralf’s deep insights and guidance will be invaluable to the management team as TVS Motor Company embraces the future of mobility.”
Norton’s new factory base will be the central hub for all of the company’s operations, providing a permanent base for all staff. The new headquarters will be home to design, engineering, purchasing, sales, marketing, and support teams as well as the skilled production team that is resuming manufacture of motorcycles. Some of the specialist tooling and equipment previously used by Norton has been carried over to the new site in Solihull, but the site is benefiting from substantial new investment.
The Norton Motorcycle Co Ltd was acquired by TVS in April 2020. TVS is committed to ensuring the long-term of Norton as a self-sufficient brand, true to its core values and heritage.”
 

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^Wasn't the last boss of Norton done for being light-fingered with the pension fund? Can't think why they turned to Ralf.

Today's the day - the doors get blown off the 'EV Jaguar/JLR/"Gamechanger"' thing:


- ~£30k cheaper than 'The Gamechanger', much faster, ~x3 faster fast-charging, as much or more internal space, a real EV platform, real manufacturer/dealer support, etc, etc.

Jaguar/JLR and its 'Gamechanger' is officially out of the race - done, finished, buried, over, yesterday's/five years ago's news.

The people in Wolfsburg will be hitting the beta blockers this morning. Hyundai is a massive threat to the whole EV VAG, 'Voltswagen', thing.

As for JLR, puh - not even a consideration.

Someone should see how Cropley is, maybe remove his shoelaces - we don't want another 'Covid statistic'.
 

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and another JLR-free JLR Weekly cover:

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Why would they, how could they push JLR, when it's knee-deep in MG Rover territory, circa early 2005, with the 'New' 'Ultimate' Range Rover:


- I told you, 'JLR 2.0', or the post-IPO'd, post-officially bust, propped up by the UK state JLR, would be just a glorified version of SVO, making predominantly ~£200k/£200k+ Full-fats, at best around one-tenth of the size of the current JLR.

It was always either the plan, or bound to happen by default anyway. Jettison Jaguar, and the 'Range Rover' bits that made no money or sense - the long since buried by everyone Evoque/DSport/E-Pace, and the Velar/F-Pace, that cost 95% of the Full-fat/Sport to make - same car - but sell for around 65% of the price - major loss-makers.

The only debate really is how they handle the 'Icon', 'New' Defender. Its sister car, the Disco5, will of course be dumped.

Once the Ford Bronco and Ineos Grenadier are fully out, towards the end of this year, then that's the real off-road end of the market gone, and so the only buyers are top-spec, V8, around £100k, like those buying Merc G63s. But why would you buy a £100k/100k+ 'Icon', when most will know it's the same car as the Full-fat, and if you have £100k/100k+, you want the real McCoy, the best - the £150k+ Full-fat.

JLR will inevitably shrink to one core model/one literal model - the 2012 Full-fat, and that in top-spec ~£200k form.
 

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The 'New' Range Rover Ultimate also pretty well confirms that the 'All-New', 'New-new' Range Rover, 'L460', is disappearing faster into the distance than flu and the common cold since the 'Pandemic' - no one seen sight or light of either since around early 2020 - except the staged photoshoot of ancient test cars by JLR/Media a couple of weeks ago.

The 'New' car should have been rolling out now. The loss of the BMW V8 was a mortal blow.

Merc's launch today of the 800hp, hybrid V8 powertrain, starting in the AMG GT 4 Door, and then in the new S-Class, as the AMG 73, just underlines why the 'New' Range Rover never stood a chance - a real near 3 tonne unladen vehicle - LWB, fully-optioned - needed minimum 700hp, and 1,000 Nm, PLUS zero emission locally - ~20 miles, on paper electric range.

JLR is light years, and years/a decade, away from such tech, powertrain development. Even if they gave Bosch Engineering £1 billion, and bought every state of the art component in off-shelf, it takes time, and there has to be some in-house development, and some, many, engineers, real ones, who can coordinat it and understand it all.

JLR has and had none of these - time, engineers, and real spend.

The AMG 73 powertrain is a massive effort, programme in its own right. JLR never had a hope of competing with such a thing - only Porsche(VAG), and maybe BMW could do it, or contemplate such a thing.

I'm sure there'll be calls before too long, by the 'experts', industry analysts and academia, for the marriage of 'JLR's exquisite design, British/English style, 'Character' etc, with the tech might, and money, of Daimler - 'imagine a New(L460) Range Rover with the AMG 73 powertrain'.

The scoundrels - criminal crooks(Camoron, Spaffer, Halfcock, Jenrick etc) - in the British Establishment know that they only way JLR survives, beyond max. 3 years making ancient 2012 Full-fats for £200k/200k+, as a glorified SVO, is for Daimler to buy it/acquire it/take control of it, like they've just done with Aston Martin, and of course as VAG and BMW did with the dead Rolls-Royce Motors in 1998.
 

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The 'New' Range Rover Ultimate also pretty well confirms that the 'All-New', 'New-new' Range Rover, 'L460', is disappearing faster into the distance than flu and the common cold since the 'Pandemic' - no one seen sight or light of either since around early 2020 - except the staged photoshoot of ancient test cars by JLR/Media a couple of weeks ago.

The 'New' car should have been rolling out now. The loss of the BMW V8 was a mortal blow.

Merc's launch today of the 800hp, hybrid V8 powertrain, starting in the AMG GT 4 Door, and then in the new S-Class, as the AMG 73, just underlines why the 'New' Range Rover never stood a chance - a real near 3 tonne unladen vehicle - LWB, fully-optioned - needed minimum 700hp, and 1,000 Nm, PLUS zero emission locally - ~20 miles, on paper electric range.

JLR is light years, and years/a decade, away from such tech, powertrain development. Even if they gave Bosch Engineering £1 billion, and bought every state of the art component in off-shelf, it takes time, and there has to be some in-house development, and some, many, engineers, real ones, who can coordinat it and understand it all.

JLR has and had none of these - time, engineers, and real spend.

The AMG 73 powertrain is a massive effort, programme in its own right. JLR never had a hope of competing with such a thing - only Porsche(VAG), and maybe BMW could do it, or contemplate such a thing.

I'm sure there'll be calls before too long, by the 'experts', industry analysts and academia, for the marriage of 'JLR's exquisite design, British/English style, 'Character' etc, with the tech might, and money, of Daimler - 'imagine a New(L460) Range Rover with the AMG 73 powertrain'.

The scoundrels - criminal crooks(Camoron, Spaffer, Halfcock, Jenrick etc) - in the British Establishment know that they only way JLR survives, beyond max. 3 years making ancient 2012 Full-fats for £200k/200k+, as a glorified SVO, is for Daimler to buy it/acquire it/take control of it, like they've just done with Aston Martin, and of course as VAG and BMW did with the dead Rolls-Royce Motors in 1998.
Update from JLR:


31 March 2021, Fen End, Warwickshire, UK – Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations has launched a pair of exclusive new Range Rover special editions created by its SV Bespoke personalisation team.
The new Range Rover SVAutobiography Ultimate editions represent the pinnacle of Land Rover’s luxury SUV family, elevating the range-topping SVAutobiography and SVAutobiography Dynamic models even higher with a suite of complementary hand-finished SV Bespoke features.
Curated by the SV Bespoke commissioning experts at the Special Vehicle Operations Technical Centre in the UK, the Ultimate editions showcase the full range of personalisation touches that can be applied to the timeless Range Rover design. Key to the exclusive Ultimate edition design theme is the combination of newly formulated satin-finished Orchard Green paintwork complemented by a Narvik Black roof and copper detailing.
The SV Bespoke team’s attention to detail extends to the Gloss Black knurled infill and copper-edged metal Range Rover badging on the bonnet and tailgate, a copper-plated and black enamel SV roundel on the B-pillar, SV roundels embroidered on all four headrests, plus illuminated Ultimate edition treadplates. The finishing touch is a ‘SV Bespoke Ultimate edition’ commissioning plaque on the centre console, complete with copper-finished SV roundel.
Mark Turner, Commercial Director, Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations, said: “Range Rover has defined the luxury SUV segment for more than half a century, with our SVAutobiography models offering customers a world-class travel experience – whether driving, or being driven. These new Ultimate editions elevate that refinement and sophistication even further.”
Clare Hansen, Director, Land Rover Vehicle Personalisation, said: “Our SV Bespoke commissioning experts have taken the classic combination of a green and black exterior and given it a thoroughly modern twist, using a contemporary satin paint finish and copper detailing. This elegant combination is strengthened further with the recommended Vintage Tan interior themes available.”
The long-wheelbase SVAutobiography provides first class travel with serene refinement, including power-closing rear doors. Reclining airline-style heated and cooled semi-aniline leather Executive Class Comfort-Plus rear seats provide over 1.2m of rear legroom, hot stone massage function, plus calf and footrests for rear occupants. A full-length centre console with integrated Zenith timepiece, refrigerated compartment and deployable tables creates the perfect space to work and relax on the move.
The recommended Ultimate edition specification features Vintage Tan leather interior trim and Copper Weave Carbon Fibre finishers. Customers can also opt for leather upholstery from the Italian artisans at Poltrona Frau for a truly cosseting experience.
This flagship model is available with a choice of powertrains, including the 565PS Supercharged V8 petrol and highly efficient P400e plug-in hybrid, which is capable of up to 40km (25 miles) of all-electric driving and provides overall CO2 emissions as low as 75g/km**.
The exclusively 565PS Supercharged V8 petrol SVAutobiography Dynamic is the most driver-focused of the pair. Available only as a standard-wheelbase vehicle, the suspension geometry and steering calibration are optimised to provide more agile responses. Land Rover’s advanced Dynamic Response active roll control system also enhances composure, while the ride height is lowered by 8mm – delivering more engaging on-road driving dynamics and a more purposeful stance.
Forged 22-inch alloy wheels feature a five split-spoke design finished in Gloss Dark Grey with contrast Diamond Turned finish, while side vent, bonnet finisher, grille and front bumper accents are all finished in Graphite Atlas. Inside, a knurled finish for the rotary shift controller, starter button and pedals, plus anodized Red paddle shifters, underline the performance focus of SVAutobiography Dynamic.
The recommended SVAutobiography Dynamic interior theme features Ebony / Vintage Tan trim with diamond-quilted semi-aniline leather seats, an Ebony headlining and Steel Weave Carbon Fibre finishers.
The New Range Rover SVAutobiography Ultimate edition with 565PS Supercharged V8 is priced from £183,706 OTR in the UK. The SVAutobiography Dynamic equivalent is priced from £147,441. For details of your nearest Land Rover retailer, visit: www.landrover.com
**Powertrain availability varies by market. All fuel consumption and CO2 data quoted above relates to Official EU-WLTP TEL Combined Test Figures for five-seat derivatives. The figures provided are as a result of official manufacturer’s tests in accordance with EU legislation. For comparison purposes only. Real world figures may differ. CO2 and fuel economy figures may vary according to factors such as driving styles, environmental conditions, load and accessories.
 

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^Mercedes announcing on the same day as this "stunning" news from some shed maker in some muddy field in Warks that their new juniuor AMG, the C-Class, will have more power - 100hp+ in reality - than JLR's ~£200k 'Ultimate', and that the launching in a fortnight EQS will have official 770 km WLTP range, just shows how 'awesomely' small, insignificant, and washed up JLR is, now basically just a glorified Mansory/Khan - knocking out blinged up ancient cars/engines to airheads - Reality TV mob, £100k/week no one's heard of Prem League 'footballers', rappers and the like.

JLR-UK Govt lied/committed fraud about The Gamechanger's 470 km range, perhaps if some 'top businessman' promises Spaffer and Grant Shapps(DfT) a top 'job' after they leave office, like Camoron, they'll ink over the '4' and put '7' - 770 km.

Now that's 'world-leading', none of that boring, engineering, robotic Kraut work stuff, and 'innovation' that made Britain famous - for scummery - 'Perfidy'.

Go on, Spaffer, take a couple of £mil off Tata, and change the figure - 'World-Beating Blighty', Hurrah!
 

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No sign of Climate Change, CAGW, or Greta Thunderberg in Arjeplog, Sweden - probably in the Caribbean, on a Climate Change junket, sorry, fact-finding mission - with snow forecast for large parts of USA from start of April, and a 'Cold Snap' in Blighty, nor any sign of Mercedes/Deutschland Inc. relenting on going for Tesla's and JLR's jugulars - the ~350 miles real-world range EQE following hot on the heels of the 400 miles+ real-world EQS:

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- the EQE above is the real 'Hot' car - the aero looks just work, and if it's priced at around £50k for 400 miles WLTP(350 real-world), with those looks, tech, space etc, it'll be the final end for the Two Fraud Outfits, whatever the last last holdout clowns in the media say - where's Cropley, Lieberman, Angus MacKenzie, Gavin Green, Georg Kacher etc, by the way? - their fox(heaps of money in the back pocket from Tesla, JLR and UK, US states), well and truly shot.

The EQE could well be what the Model S was in 2010 - a paradigm-shifter, gamechanger... .

Where's Baron, by the way, too? Too busy trying to offload his TSLA stock?
 

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The car that deep-sixed the (2018/19) eXJ(2016 bodged F-Pace with rear overhang), and hence Jaguar, and hence JLR:

- 'one day, I want to grow up, and be able to touch the pedals' - Autocar hack

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The EQS is massive, designed for >95th percentile, 2 metre German/Dutch people, and the rapidly growing east Asians. The I-Pace could barely contain 1.85 metre people, heads on the roof, eyeline above top of windscreen, due to the thick battery in the F-Pace floor, and the chopped roof to try to reduce air resistance, to improve its dreadful real range:

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Where's the Fuzz?:

'It adds to the questions facing Gupta and GFG after the company acknowledged that some of its borrowing from Greensill was lent against notional invoices for income from potential customers.'


- er, isn't that open and shut case fraud?

Isn't that what Autonomy did, fake revenue, which the US authorities are still pursuing in a criminal case, trying to extradite the head crook, sorry, CEO, Mike Lynch? Isn't that what JLR has been doing for the last five years at least, since its real sales collapsed, reporting ridiculous and transparent to even a small child, 'stunning'/record sales success month after month after month?

Is Plod too busy cracking down on 'Covid' 'law' breaches, or aiding and abetting Tata to commit serious crimes - the 'Jaguar Heist' - to nick blatant crooks like Gupta, ex-PM Cameron, ex-PM May, for her going-away-present £500m to Tata, and the Tata clan, and their UK/German management lackeys/minions?

What a sh!thole country, where having a few bob, a title, or a posh voice makes you above the law, the law bought and paid for you.

No wonder 'Boris', a vile, scummy individual, is its leader.
 

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MG outselling Jaguar.

The F*ckwit Four - Bollore, Glover, Mardell and Hallett - making it plain to even the thickest that they are now dropping almost completely the pretence that Jaguar is a thing.

All I see now is 'Kx'-plated Land Rovers, a few I-Paces, and the 'New' F-Pace - the one with the gopping grille.

Real Jaguar sales in the UK in March will have been <1,000 - a few hundred company owners, offsetting the full cost in the first year, and flush retirees, doing their patriotic duty, buying I-Paces.

The other fraud outfit, Tesla, has, like they did in Norway, been dumping stock spectacularly, maybe not even physically - like Gupta's outfit, booking sales on paper - who's going to stop them, charge them? - not UK Plod/Authorities.

The standout winner last month - again - is Volvo.

Their real UK market share now far exceeds Land Rover's/JLR's. Middle England adores Volvo. PHEV/BEV is just the icing on the cake.
 
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