Break with the past: JLR CEO Thierry Bollore is reimagining the future for JLR and its two premium brands

Split with the past: JLR CEO Thierry Bollore is reimagining the future for JLR and its two high quality brand names

The news this week was dominated by bulletins of electrical motor vehicle approaches. Jaguar Land Rover said its Jaguar manufacturer would be all-electrical from 2025. When you believe of the Jaguar heritage and the V12 engines for the large cats of yesteryear, it’s evidently rather a phase. It does indeed constitute a ‘reimagining’ of what Jaguar is and what it stands for. And there’s no place for the XJ, at minimum as we know it.

Jaguar to go all-electrical from 2025

Ford has also unveiled a new ramped-up electrification tactic that contains generating all its passenger cars offered in Europe zero emissions able by mid-2026 and reworking its Cologne website into a hub for electrical car or truck production.

Ford Cologne plant to turn into EV production hub

Tesla is hardly ever out of the news and is reportedly wanting to increase its existence in India.

Tesla to increase Indian existence – potentially opening a new manufacturing facility

It is also appealing to take note what the Model S – just current and nonetheless likely solid – suggests about altering notions of merchandise lifecycles.

Tesla’s current Model S lays down gauntlet for soaring EV challengers

China’s scaled-down OEMs are quite hectic with new merchandise and in particular electrified goods…

Xpeng and Li – China’s soaring electrical stars

What is future for William Bin Li’s Nio?

General Motors will have a competitor to the VW ID.4 available in the US by the summertime.

GM targets e-SUV current market with Bolt EUV

In a different signal of the occasions, the new Mitsubishi Outlander was unveiled on the net.

Amazon premiere for new Mitsubishi Outlander

And stories instructed that Kia in the US could have uncovered alone in a spot of bother with a ransomware gang. I am guessing that lots of can empathise…  

Kia in US ‘hit by ransomware attack’

Semiconductor shortages for car or truck corporations and their devices suppliers keep on. They will have to believe strategically about prolonged-term demands and defending by themselves.

Long-term chips considerations

You can find likely to be a new man in demand at Honda. He is already speaking about the need to have for faster improve and he suggests he is not averse to discovering collaborations with some others. It is really nevertheless a different signal of the improve crucial that the vehicle marketplace is now firmly greedy, existential threats much more popular than at any time.

Toshihiro Mibe to turn into Honda chief government

The issues for corporations now are sizeable, as we are all properly informed. The pandemic is producing lots of corporations to rein in costs and conserve hard cash though. As volumes choose up in recovering marketplaces, the base line speedily will get a elevate. Daimler was an case in point this week. It is really not all doom and gloom.

Daimler 2020 internet revenue up forty eight%

Have a pleasant weekend.

Dave Leggett, Editor,