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Cars Jaguar Land Rover and Bentley halt production for a month

12:05  20 march  2020
12:05  20 march  2020 Source:   autocar.co.uk

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Bentley ’s facility in Crewe sees the production line grind to a halt today. The vast majority of the brand’s cars sold (over 11,000 last year) are built The two brands are some of the last major, mass production UK carmakers to temporarily suspend production as the pandemic’s disruption affects all

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a car parked on the side of a building: Jaguar Land Rover and Bentley halt production for a month © Autocar Jaguar Land Rover and Bentley halt production for a month a car parked on the side of a road: Jaguar Land Rover and Bentley halt production for a month © Autocar Jaguar Land Rover and Bentley halt production for a month

Jaguar Land Rover and Bentley will temporarily suspended production at their UK manufacturing plants amid the coronavirus pandemic.

JLR’s production operations in Castle Bromwich, Halewood and Solihull will all be halted “over the course of next week”. The three plants assemble around half a million cars a year - about a third of the UK’s total passenger car output.

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Bentley’s facility in Crewe sees the production line grind to a halt today. The vast majority of the brand’s cars sold (over 11,000 last year) are built there, with a very small number having been assembled in Germany.  Both carmakers intend to restart production on or around April 20th, but only if it is deemed safe and necessary to do so.

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Jaguar Land Rover ( JLR ) is planning a two week shutdown of its Solihull plant at the end of October. Britain's biggest carmaker blamed weakening And in September, BMW said it would have to shut the Mini factory in Oxford for a month after Brexit if the UK failed to secure a trade deal with the bloc.

Whilst BMW will halt production at it’s Oxford plant on 31 October and 1 November. Majority of British carmakers, Rolls Royce, Bentley , Morgan and JRL have reported that they are halting production to allow for potential interruptions in supply caused by the introduction of a hard border in the event of

The two brands are some of the last major, mass production UK carmakers to temporarily suspend production as the pandemic’s disruption affects all areas of business. Honda, Rolls-Royce, Toyota, Vauxhall, BMW and Nissan have also suspended production at their British sites.

However, at this time neither Aston Martin nor McLaren have closed their facilities, or declared publicly that they intend to do so. Aston sold just over 5,800 cars in 2019, while McLaren sold 4,700. Smaller factories such as Morgan and Caterham appear to remain open at this stage.

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