In this week's whisperings from the corridors of motoring, we learn about high-profile staff changes at Seat and Ford, why Jaguar's EV batteries are heavier than Tesla's and more.
Seat’s former R&D chief is now the Volkswagen Group’s platform chief, with responsibility for the group’s MQB and MEB structures. Matthias Rabe will be supervising 12,000 engineers, up from the 1000 he shepherded at Seat.
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Lister, the British sports car maker with longstanding ties to Jaguar Land Rover, has reportedly been offered the tooling to build the recently axed Range Rover Coupé. Autocar understands that while the firm was tempted by the offer, it was prioritising its new product roll-out, including a new version of the Knobbly sports car.
RS engineer shifts Focus