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Sagging Diesel Sales Pushes Jaguar Land Rover to Lay Off 1K Workers

Company cutting production at two plants in England.

by on Apr.16, 2018

Jaguar Land Rover plans to lay off about 1,000 workers this year as diesel sales have declined.

Many tout the rise of the electric vehicle as a way to create new opportunities and new jobs, but one would be hard pressed to convince the 1,000 employees that Jaguar Land Rover plans to lay off due to the decline of diesel.

JLR, which is owned by parent company Tata Motors, is not only cutting jobs, but is also reducing production at two of its English factories as demand for diesel cars slumps due to higher taxes and regulatory changes related to Britain’s exit from the European Union.

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British new car registrations have been falling during the past year which the industry has blamed, in part, on weakening consumer confidence in the wake of the Brexit vote, after record demand in 2015 and 2016. (more…)

Jaguar Land Rover Electrifying Entire Line-Up

All models will offer hybrid or full electric options starting in 2020.

by on Sep.07, 2017

The shape of things to come? The Jaguar Future-Type is a battery-electric autonomous concept.

Even before its first battery-electric vehicle hits market, Jaguar Land Rover says it will adopt an all-electric strategy starting in 2020, making it the third European brand to plan offering some form of battery-based option for all of its vehicles.

The process will begin late next year with the roll-out of the fully electric Jaguar I-Pace SUV. In 2020, the British-based, Indian-owned automaker says every Jaguar and Land Rover model will be offered with a hybrid, plug-in hybrid or pure battery-electric vehicle – or HEV, PHEV and BEV – option.

“We will introduce a portfolio of electrified products across our model range, embracing fully electric, plug-in hybrid and mild hybrid vehicles,” Chief Executive Ralf Speth said during the company’s “Tech Fest” event in London.

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Automakers are coming under increasing pressure to electrify their product lines as governments around the world enact tougher emissions and mileage mandates. Britain, Norway, France and India are among those countries who have or expect to formally ban sales of new vehicles using internal combustion engines. Others, including Germany, are considering similar bans, while a number of cities in China have put in place restrictions meant to encourage sales of zero-emissions vehicles.

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Jaguar Crosses Over with New F-Pace

Beyond sports cars to British marque's first-ever sport-ute.

by on Sep.14, 2015

Jaguar's F-Pace could be the first of several utility vehicles the maker eventually may offer.

Jaguar is set to take perhaps the biggest risk in its 93-year history, but one that could yield the sort of payoff the long-struggling British brand desperately needs.

At the Frankfurt Motor Show this week, Jaguar will formally unveil its first-ever utility vehicle, the F-Pace. The crossover, which shares its underlying platform with more traditional models like the newly redesigned Jaguar XF, risks alienating traditional buyers. But it could also attract the sort of luxury buyers who have long steered clear of the British marque.

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“We designed the all-new F-Pace to be first and foremost a Jaguar,” insists Ian Callum, the brand’s chief designer. But company officials acknowledge that the new utility vehicle could come as a shock to those who traditionally associate the name, Jaguar, with sleek and sensuous sports cars, like the legendary E-Type, as well as sporty coupes and sedans.

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Jaguar Land Rover Posts Profit for 2014

Maker sells more than 462K vehicles globally.

by on May.26, 2015

Though shorter overall, a longer wheelbase translates into much better rear seat space.

The renaissance of Jaguar Land Rover continues as the maker reported it earnings of $6.4 billion on revenue of $33.6 billion for its fiscal year that ended March 31.

The results marked the fifth year in a row that the luxury car and SUV maker reported profits. The earnings result, which is before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) are up 1.4% compared with the year-ago results, the company reported.

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“Jaguar Land Rover has delivered five years of solid financial results, enabling us to invest in our long-term future,” said Jaguar Land Rover Chief Executive Officer Ralf Speth. “This has positioned the company strategically and financially for continued sustainable growth. The past year has been one of significant achievement, with the expansion of our vehicle ranges and our manufacturing footprint.” (more…)

Jaguar Land Rover Adds Bike Sense

Prototype safety system could reduce collisions with bikes, motorcycles.

by on Jan.21, 2015

The JLR Bike Sense system would help motorists spot hidden bicycles and motorcycles.

Sometimes, it takes a tap on the shoulder to get your attention. That’s one way Jaguar Land Rover’s prototype Bike Sense system could help prevent collisions between cars and bicycles.

Bicycle deaths have been on the increase in recent years, in the U.S. rising nearly 20% between just 2010 and 2012, and most are the result of accidents involving a collision with a car. In the U.K., where Jaguar Land Rover is based, nearly 19,000 cyclists are killed or injured on the roads each year.

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The carmaker has decided to address that problem with what could be a high-tech solution that would not only be able to spot a bicycle or motorcycle in harm’s way, but which would also take steps to advise a driver of the potential danger. The system under development would use lights and other warnings, even tap a driver on the shoulder, if necessary.

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