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by PhilMabbots17
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Disco Sport Owner
Replies: 8
Views: 1126

Re: New Disco Sport Owner

Hi MamLew, I trust you are getting a good deal because they are desperate to get rid of the last few hundred of the old model. I just received a call from the dealer that sold me a new DS in 2017 (fools hadn't updated their database). Was I interested in a new Landmark for 12% off list with another ...
by PhilMabbots17
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Main Discovery Sport chat
Topic: New DS? Dilemma re oil dilution etc
Replies: 25
Views: 2669

Re: New DS? Dilemma re oil dilution etc

You are allowed the take the car out of automatic mode to increase the engine rev's instead of just pressing the loud pedal harder to achieve the same thing. 7th gear on the 9-speed auto will keep you above 2,000 rpm without destroying fuel economy completely. It also reduces 'lugging' which is esp...
by PhilMabbots17
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: Jaguar Land Rover posts huge financial loss
Replies: 44
Views: 6267

Pendragon Forecasting Loss for 2019

One of the UK's biggest motor retailers, Pendragon, has become the latest casualty of the reduced demand for cars. It's shares fell by 21% following a profits warning which was made after the new management team discovered it would be likely to lose money this year. The company owns Evans Halshaw an...
by PhilMabbots17
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: Jaguar Land Rover posts huge financial loss
Replies: 44
Views: 6267

JLR Sales and other news

Business Today magazine reported 11 June 2019 that JLR announced a decline of 12.2% in year-on-year retail sales in May at 42,370 units, citing weak demand in China, "overseas markets" and Europe. This latest decline in JLR's fortunes follows falls of 8.2% in March and 13.3% in April due to buyer "...
by PhilMabbots17
Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: Jaguar Land Rover posts huge financial loss
Replies: 44
Views: 6267

JLR Appeal for Investment

For anyone with the stomach for a one hundred and eight-slide Powerpoint extravaganza, here's the 5th June 2019 Investor Presentation. Some interesting nuggets re future plans are buried away under literally acres of slide-ware, provided that you have the patience to look for them. https://c.jcms-ap...
by PhilMabbots17
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: BMW-JLR EV Partnership
Replies: 6
Views: 812

BMW-JLR EV Partnership

Brexit? What Brexit? FRANKFURT (Reuters) - BMW on Wednesday said it will develop its next-generation electric motors, transmission and power electronics with Jaguar Land Rover, unveiling yet another industry alliance designed to lower the costs of developing electric cars. “Together, we have the op...
by PhilMabbots17
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: Jaguar Land Rover posts huge financial loss
Replies: 44
Views: 6267

More JLR Executive Resignations

Two more senior executives, both with over 20 years' service, are leaving JLR. CFO Ken Gregor's departure was announced by Speth during the Q4 investor conference call. He will be succeeded by Adrian Mardell who is currently serving as Chief Transformation Officer (CTO). Today it was the turn of Jag...
by PhilMabbots17
Fri May 31, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: Peugeot eyes Jaguar Land Rover takeover
Replies: 5
Views: 1006

Autocar Analysis: JLR-PSA

Autocar has chipped in with an editorial on the shape of possible collaboration between JLR and PSA. https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/industry/analysis-how-jaguar-land-rover-and-psa-could-work-together PSA is also looking to get a foothold in the US, where JLR already has an established dealer net...
by PhilMabbots17
Thu May 30, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: Cheat device EDC17
Replies: 42
Views: 8521

Re: Cheat device EDC17

Bosch fined $100 million for role in the diesel emissions scandal Market Watch 23 May 2019 Prosecutors in Stuttgart said Thursday that the company, formally called Robert Bosch GmbH, was fined for a negligent violation of supervisory obligations, and that the company had decided not to appeal. Bosc...
by PhilMabbots17
Wed May 29, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: Peugeot eyes Jaguar Land Rover takeover
Replies: 5
Views: 1006

Re: Peugeot eyes Jaguar Land Rover takeover

A bit more on the PSA take-over speculation from James Baggott who now claims to be the origin of the story that spread like wildfire throughout the news agencies. This appears to be the only "root" of the widely-repeated rumour so make of it what you will. Either somebody was winding him up or the ...

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