Jaguar's Castle Bromwich production site will stop XJ production due to undisclosed issues in the supply chain
18 September 2013

Production of the Jaguar XJ at JLR's Castle Bromwich site will stop for up to four days next week.

Jaguar declined to comment on the cause of the suspension, only confirming that it is due to an issue in the supply chain.

A Jaguar spokesman told Autocar: "As a temporary measure, Jaguar Land Rover has stopped the Jaguar XJ production line due to a supply chain issue. Production of the Jaguar XJ will resume at the end of next week."

XF, XK and F-Type models, which are also produced at the site, are not affected.

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19 September 2013

Couldn't they use that geezer with the private jet that Autocar did an article on a year or back??


jer

19 September 2013

bomb you should have a job at JLR.

Speculating here, as its the XJ could it be the TFT screen used for the instruments? Glue for the alu?

19 September 2013

could it be they are trying to get hold of plastic bits for their cars that dont melt when parked in central London?

20 September 2013
artill wrote:

could it be they are trying to get hold of plastic bits for their cars that dont melt when parked in central London?

Smile :) Smile

19 September 2013

Suppy chain? My English is appalling at the best of times but that is dreadful for a journo.

19 September 2013

Oh, its the excrement wafting from the pants of a JLR supplier, as he moves all assets into wife's name and books a one-way ticket to Lima.

19 September 2013

Heard it's something to do with capacity in the press shop, LR is taking up all current capacity due to demand, so XJ is being put on hold.

19 September 2013

Is the supply chain jammed with unsold XJs?

19 September 2013

The introduction of the new standard for the class, namely the S type Mercedes, may have something to do with it... Smile

GeToD

20 September 2013
GeToD wrote:

The introduction of the new standard for the class, namely the S type Mercedes, may have something to do with it... Smile

Even if the S Class is a better car, I would still take the XJ, its got a warmth and depth to its design, whilst the S Class is typically German and efficient and a bit soulless.

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