Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Jaguar and Land Rovers to be built by the Chinese
dm ^

Posted on 11/18/2012 6:32:52 PM PST by traumer

Iconic cars to be built in Communist country in £1bn deal Manufacturer says 25,000 UK jobs are not under threat Sales have risen in China by 80% this year

Jaguars and Land Rovers are to be built in China for the first time in a £1billion deal. Jaguar Land Rover said the joint venture with Chery, the sixth largest car-maker in China, will not mean lost jobs in the UK, where it employs 25,000 workers.

The first models to shift production are likely to be the Land Rover Freelander and Defender 4x4s, with luxury Jaguar limousines set to follow.

It also involves the creation of a separate range of vehicles – under a different brand name – specifically for the Chinese market. A newly built factory near Shanghai will start production in 2014. It is the first time JLR cars have been manufactured from scratch abroad – rather than assembled in kit form from parts made in Britain and shipped out.

China is now the world’s biggest car market with sales last year totalling 18.5million vehicles.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS:

1 posted on 11/18/2012 6:32:57 PM PST by traumer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: traumer

Wassa Rand Rober???


2 posted on 11/18/2012 6:34:33 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: traumer

This is illustrative of a growing problem:

China.

China is protectionist. We ignore it, while it is eating our lunch.

China is different. It needs different laws, and different policies. Equal treatment is (not) what is needed.


3 posted on 11/18/2012 6:37:25 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: traumer

Ew.


4 posted on 11/18/2012 6:37:41 PM PST by GreatRoad (O < 0)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: gov_bean_ counter

Wow, sure won’t be the s ame car!


5 posted on 11/18/2012 6:38:05 PM PST by Die_Hard Conservative Lady (When all the working class leave California what will be left?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Die_Hard Conservative Lady

No kidding...


6 posted on 11/18/2012 6:41:28 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Die_Hard Conservative Lady

People don’t seem to have a problem buying Apple products that are all mfg in China, and I doubt vehicles will be any different.

Here’s a good example, Hondas mfg in China sold in Canada:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/21/business/in-a-first-chinese-built-cars-arrive-in-north-america.html


7 posted on 11/18/2012 6:41:46 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's bankruptcy: 2016)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: traumer

Who would have ever thought that Land Rovers and Jagwires could be even LESS reliable than they already are?


8 posted on 11/18/2012 6:46:24 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the psychopath.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: traumer

What is the problem? Both are pretty crappy with socialist labor, they can’t make them any worse.


9 posted on 11/18/2012 6:54:23 PM PST by cunning_fish
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: traumer
China is now the world’s biggest car market with sales last year totalling 18.5million vehicles.

Shouldn't they be making hybrids and electric cars to save the planet? lol

10 posted on 11/18/2012 7:02:15 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: traumer

made with white metal and extra melamine...


11 posted on 11/18/2012 7:12:22 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

There’s no reason to think that an Indian company would specifically want to run its business in Britain.

Business is business. Britain or China, who cares?


12 posted on 11/18/2012 7:28:57 PM PST by fluorescence
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Die_Hard Conservative Lady
Wow, sure won’t be the same car!

Damn straight.

It'll have a much higher build quality.

13 posted on 11/18/2012 7:35:35 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: E. Pluribus Unum

Hey I have a 2006 Jag bought barely used. It has been a really good car. Maintenance is expensive as heck but have only had a few minor things break.


14 posted on 11/18/2012 8:15:12 PM PST by sheana
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: traumer

How’s that cap and trade working out for ya


15 posted on 11/18/2012 8:34:49 PM PST by I got the rope
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: traumer
Manufacturer says 25,000 UK jobs are not under threat until the Chinese facility is up and running. Then they are gone, lads, and they won't be coming back.

Mr. niteowl77

16 posted on 11/19/2012 3:47:37 AM PST by niteowl77 (Getting stuck with other peoples' just desserts good and hard for over 50 years.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: gov_bean_ counter

“Wassa Rand Rober???”

wore weel dribe.


17 posted on 11/19/2012 8:33:25 AM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: CodeToad

Cube chuckle. :)


18 posted on 11/19/2012 8:38:40 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: traumer
I see real cause for alarm here. China's heavy industry on the rise the west waning. It isn't sustainable, for us anyway. There are only 3 ways to create wealth. Mine it, Make it or Grow it. We are giving away one leg of the industrial stool - the most important leg to a Communist regime. I guarantee bribes were given.

Others see humor, crazy.

19 posted on 11/19/2012 8:38:45 AM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: central_va

At some point, China will flex its muscle and nationalize all these companies.


20 posted on 11/19/2012 10:04:26 AM PST by aimhigh
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: sheana

Thats good to hear, mine is 2005 S Type and has been a great car.


21 posted on 11/20/2012 1:07:19 PM PST by Moleman
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: Moleman

Yeah mine is an S too.


22 posted on 11/20/2012 3:54:45 PM PST by sheana
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: fluorescence

Couldn’t be worse than cars built by UAW workers.


23 posted on 11/20/2012 3:57:32 PM PST by dfwgator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson