Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg Published 7:57 p.m. ET April 13, 2018 Jaguar Land Rover, Britain’s biggest carmaker, is poised to announce the elimination of around 1,000 posts currently filled by workers on short-term contracts as it grapples with slumping U.K. sales of diesel autos and uncertainty around Brexit. JLR, a unit of India’s Tata Motors Ltd., will formally announce the cuts on Monday when it reveals production plans for the 2018-19 fiscal year to workers, according to an emailed statement Friday. “In light of the continuing headwinds impacting the car industry, we are making some adjustments to our production schedules and the level of agency staff,” the company said. Job losses will focus on the Solihull plant near Birmingham, which builds Range Rovers and the Land Rover Discovery and employs a total of 10,000 people. JLR said in January that the Halewood plant near Liverpool, which produces the Range Rover Evoque and the Discovery Sport, would … [Read more...] about Jaguar Land Rover to cut 1,000 jobs
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Register for our free newsletterJaguar Land Rover is set to cut 1,000 agency staff from its workforce because of declining sales in its home market. Reports suggest that the Indian-owned manufacturer will confirm the announcement, as well as a drop in production for its Solihull and Castle Bromwich factories, on Monday. It is said to blaming the decreased output on economic uncertainty caused by Brexit and the drastic drop diesel sales in the UK. A spokesman for JLR declined to confirm the news, but released a statement saying: “As is standard business practice, JLR regularly reviews its production schedules to ensure market demand is balanced globally. “On Monday we will be cascading our 2018/19 production plans for the next fiscal year to our workforce. “In light of the continuing headwinds impacting the car industry, we are making some adjustments to our production schedules and the level of agency staff. We are however continuing to recruit large numbers of highly … [Read more...] about Jaguar Land Rover to cut 1,000 jobs because of Brexit and diesel sales slump
JAGUAR LAND ROVER is expected to cut 1,000 jobs in the West Midlands. The British maker has blamed the move on a drop in car sales caused by Brexit and diesel uncertainty. Production will be slashed at the Castle Bromwich and Solihull factories, according to reports. Temporary agency staff in Solihull are unlikely to have contracts renewed with workers moved over from Castle Bromwich to fill gaps. JLR employs around 40,000 people in total making it the UK's biggest car manufacturer. Of these, around 3,200 are at Castle Bromwich and a further 10,000 at Solihull. Earlier in the year, JLR also scaled back production at its Halewood plant in Merseyside. A JLR statement said: “In light of the continuing headwinds impacting the car industry, we are making some adjustments to our production schedules and the level of agency staff. "We are however continuing to recruit large numbers of highly skilled engineers, graduates and apprentices as we are over-proportionally invest in new … [Read more...] about Jaguar Land Rover to cut 1,000 UK jobs in the West Midlands – with Brexit and diesel to blame
At last. At long last. Jaguar has bravely stepped out of its den for a second chance in the ultra-competitive compact exec world. You remember the a-Ford-able, front-wheel drive X-Type, don’t you – yup, the one that turned poor old Lyons in his grave. Well, that went south in 2009, leaving the Mercedes C-Class, Audi A4, Lexus IS, Infiniti Q50 and the almighty BMW 3 Series without a feline foe for five long years. For good reason – Coventry knew they had to get it absolutely right this time, and once bitten, twice shy, as the saying goes. So, over two billion pounds and what has seemed like an eternity later, in creeps the Jaguar XE, packing an all-new aluminium-intensive modular architecture, a new family of engines, up-to-date technology and sports car-inspired styling. Completely ignoring what they say about curiosity and cats, we eagerly hopped over to Navarre in northern Spain to meet the XE in its new 180 PS 2.0 litre Ingenium diesel, 240 PS 2.0 litre petrol and … [Read more...] about DRIVEN: Jaguar XE
By Peter M. DeLorenzo Detroit. So, here we are in the Motor City, still one of the most vibrant technical centers in the United States and the world – much to Silicon Valley’s chagrin – and the unquestioned capital of the U.S. auto industry. A region that is seeing an infusion of new technical investment unprecedented in its history from companies around the world. A region anchored by Detroit, the city that is undergoing a much-touted renaissance – albeit a selectively intermittent one – that aims to transform a town long written off as “a wasteland of unfortunates” by the coastal elite into an urban center of vibrancy and elusive hipness. How could this momentum be derailed? How could this calculated rejuvenation fail? What could possibly go wrong? Unfortunately, reality has a way of rearing its ugly head around here in sobering ways. The renaissance of this city is intermittent, at best; it’s a top-down fraud emphasizing the … [Read more...] about ON THE EVE OF THE NEW YORK AUTO SHOW, THE DETROIT AUTO SHOW FADES TO BLACK.