Jaguar Land Rover to cut 4,500 jobs, mainly in Britain

CUT Thousands of workers will be laid off as part of a new business plan

"Falling sales in China due to global trade wars as well as changing consumer attitudes to diesel vehicles have been damaging".

JLR said its retail sales fell 4.6 percent past year and blamed Brexit for consumer uncertainty. Production workers won't be affected, the automaker confirmed. In the a year ago alone, the company's global product portfolio has expanded to include the all-electric Jaguar I- PACE, the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport with PHEV derivatives and, most recently, the new Range Rover Evoque, also with next-generation hybrid technology.

Labour deputy leader and West Bromwich East MP Tom Watson said: "The news coming out of Jaguar Land Rover is deeply distressing for thousands of workers and their families in our region".

The company said it plans to drop unprofitable models, on top of already announced plans to close an automatic transmission plant in Bordeaux, combine administrative headquarters in Britain and end production of its C-Max vans in Saarlouis, Germany.

The job cuts announced Thursday will affect mostly workers in the United Kingdom, including contractors, senior management, supervisors, engineering, and design workers, according to people familiar with the matter who asked not to be named discussing details that weren't announced.

Thursday's announcement is expected to include details of sales for 2018, the business outlook for this year, an update on cost savings and planned investment in United Kingdom plants.

New all-electric vehicles will be offered for all Ford models, while there will be a more "targeted" line-up of models in the future.

Armstrong said: "We are taking decisive action to transform the Ford business in Europe".

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"Given the difficulties that they're going through.to add further costs and further disruption from a no-deal Brexit, it's clear why they've been so clear that this would be against their interests", said business minister Greg Clark.

AM reported last monmth on reports that JLR would cut up to 5,000 jobs from its work force.

"We expect the immediate impact on Ford's United Kingdom operations to be limited".

Diesel accounts for 90 per cent of Jaguar Land Rover's British sales and 45 per cent of global demand, the company said previous year, as demand tumbles following new levies in the wake of the Volkswagen scandal. The company said it would start a voluntary buyout program and implement a flatter management system as it increases investment in areas such as electrification.

"Britain's vehicle workers have been caught in the crosshairs of the Government's botched handling of Brexit, mounting economic uncertainty and ministers' demonisation of diesel, which along with the threat of a no-deal Brexit, is damaging consumer confidence".

Jaguar Land Rover announced it is cutting thousands of jobs.

"The government needs to realise that the automotive sector from factory floor and right across supply chains desperately needs tangible support, not warm words".

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