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Interesting read. I'm sure we'll all be watching to see if there are any changes going forward. Reduced models, staying with Tata, sold to another company, combination of changes. I'm really hoping, for more than selfish reasons, that Jaguar stays around for a long time. I think they have a lot to offer in design and tech, but obviously have some work to do to carve out a stable and profitable segment to serve.
 

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I went through it when Saab went bankrupt. No parts, awful resale and general sadness that my favorite car brand was gone. I had the last model of 9-5 which was an amazing car but couldn't find an air filter or replacement parts for the rear light assembly. 10 years later and I still hope they come back.
 

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Here we can read that "Jaguar Land Rover did not qualify for taxpayer support and Jaguar Land Rover also was unwilling to accept decarbonization requirements that would have forced the automaker to accelerate its program of vehicle electrification and phase out the diesel cars that still make up most of its fleet".
 

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All manufacturers will currently be losing sales, as vehicle purchases can be delayed if possible.

In Australia we lost our last car plants GM (Holden), Ford and Toyota, when our current government refused aid well after the GFC. This killed off most of the local component makers too.

GM recently announced ceasing global production of right hand drive cars for our market. GM dealers have been abandoned and many RHD passenger cars no longer available. Spares supply may be similar to the Saab event too.


Jaguar like many British car makers has always been a small volume manufacturer followed by enthusiasts. It is still possible for these enthusiasts to restore many ancient Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles, as many small workshops in the UK still make replica body and mechanical parts. I hope JLR can survive with the limited sales they are somewhat historically used to.

Our enthusiasm for promoting our Jaguars my help them survive. I have frequently assisted and displayed my I-Pace at Electric Vehicle displays and driver day events.

Cheers, Steve
 
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The article also stated this:

"Tata Steel remains in ongoing and constructive talks with the UK Government on areas of potential support," Tata Steel said in an emailed statement.

I think there is still room for some negotiation that could benefit JLR. I doubt many in the UK are looking forward to the demise of this company. That and the new CEO taking over is still positive news, I believe, that JLR is not in any grave yet. Of course I'm usually an optimist unless I have no other choice.
 

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I went through it when Saab went bankrupt. No parts, awful resale and general sadness that my favorite car brand was gone. I had the last model of 9-5 which was an amazing car but couldn't find an air filter or replacement parts for the rear light assembly. 10 years later and I still hope they come back.
I went through this with SAAB too. My beloved (but not great) SAAB 900...was very sad to see parts, dealers and support go away right in front of my eyes!!
 

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In this article, the Pro-Tesla Electrek couldn’t even find a spot for Jaguar. I guess we’re ‘others’. :(
 

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And if you look at parent company Tata Motors and component JLR you'll notice that for the last quarter Tata Motors reported a loss but the JLR component reported a profit.
 

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I went through it when Saab went bankrupt. No parts, awful resale and general sadness that my favorite car brand was gone. I had the last model of 9-5 which was an amazing car but couldn't find an air filter or replacement parts for the rear light assembly. 10 years later and I still hope they come back.
We had a 900SE and then a 9-3. Alas, Saab was long into bankruptcy and the 9-3 was on its last legs. We were on our way from our cottage on a dead-end road in the middle of nowhere and on our way into the village several miles away when the AC compressor seized. The car started to overheat as the fan belt started to smoke. I was not prepared to invest another dime into this car and considered calling a scrapper to come and get it, but I recalled seeing a bunch of junker-looking English cars (not Saabs) in a farmer's field and it occurred to me that the owner might be a mechanic, or might want another scrap car to display in his field. So I nursed the car another half-mile. There was a little office on the main floor of the barn with a sign advertising auto parts, but the door was locked. I went around to the back of the barn and found an unlocked door. I let myself in and found myself in a barn filled with.... Saabs. And only Saabs. Eventually, I found the owner with his trouble light poking around under the hood of yet another Saab.

I was greeted very gruffly. When I informed him that I was having some car problems and that my car was out front he told me curtly that he didn't have time to look at my car.

When I told him that my car was a Saab he lit right up and came out to give me a diagnosis. He said that he could get a rebuilt compressor shipped from Connecticut and started to work up a price for the repair.

I told him that I was reluctant to invest much in the car, given that I thought that it was not worth more than $1,500. He assured me that it was worth way more than that, and offered me $2,200 cash to take it then and there. He said that it would be a nice car for his wife.

And so ended my ownership of a Saab, but I am happy to report that it was not the end of my Saab. Although the catastrophe occurred a decade ago I still drive that road and see the car looking like new in his driveway. :)
 
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