Fairly predictable that diesel sales were going to plummet, and their Land Rover wing didnt even offer a token hybrid powerplant.
NewcastleFalcon wrote: ↑09 Oct 2018, 21:34Anyone come across a Jaguar I-Pace Advert. Not made in UK of course Austria (Magna Steyr in Graz) at the moment.
Meanwhile the UK arm of Tata's JLR flounders, blaming Brexit and a sales meltdown in China and the US, and not quite realising that the writing is on the wall for diesel powered cars.
JLR do have the German Car of the Year 2019 though in the Jaguar I-Pace, its one and only all-electric offering.
NewcastleFalcon wrote: ↑30 Oct 2018, 19:54Autocar reckon its COTY 2019 in Germany.
You would expect nothing less, after all "We are leading the world in the development of electric vehicles" (T.May PMQ's Wednesday November 1st 2017)
But in the world of automobile development and manufacture how British is the Jaguar I-Pace.?
Jaguar has been 100% owned since 2008 by TATA Motors Limited headquartered in Mumbai, an Indian multinational automotive manufacturing company and a member of the Tata Group.
Where is the I-Pace Assembled?
Currently Austria by Magna Steyr in Graz. Highly likely if they haven't started already, to be followed by assembly in China.
Who led the design? The Brits of course!
Ian Callum from Dumfries, Scotland
Where do the components come from?
Obviously these days the bits to make it come from all over the place The Battery/ies come from LG Chem (South Korea)
Would be nice if there was even a slim chance that the UK would get the benefit of the good work of the design team, and conditions were favourable to assembly in the UK.
Meaningless soundbites and no action are unlikely to make that happen.