Jaguar Land Rover’s plans to resume production

JLR has announced plans to resume car building after the COVID-19 outbreak required the company to mothball facilities back in March as a measure to protect employees. However, the British car maker is constantly monitoring the situation, having already been able to open the doors at the brand’s Changshu Plant in China in mid-February. In China, the British car maker stated it had begun to experience a “recovery in vehicle sales” with customers returning to showrooms.

JLR points to many countries beginning to ease lockdown measures, with many stores and less-essential outlets gradually reopening, as one of the key deciding factors in resuming vehicle builds. In order to create a safe working environment, social distancing measures will be implemented and workers will need to follow stringent guidelines. JLR’s Solihull plant looks set to be one of the first to recommence works, followed by Slovakia and Austria-based factories.

Buying a car under UK lockdown


It is not yet known whether the pausing of production will result in new vehicle shortages or long-term delays in factory build times. As a result, you may wish to consider purchasing a model that is currently in the Saxton 4x4 inventory.

We are currently offering the following, as part of a flash sale.

  • Up to £5,000 discounts on certain models
  • Free, contactless delivery, with click and collect for key workers
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Saxton 4x4 has high resolution images of each vehicle in stock, as well as 360-degree internal and exterior photographs. You’re able to request a personal video walkaround of the vehicle be sent to your email address, in addition to arranging a virtual appointment with a sales representative via Zoom or Facetime. Vehicles can be reserved by phone, email or online.

All cars are thoroughly cleansed, subjected to a 144-point vehicle inspection check and our delivery drivers have been instructed to follow recommended governmental guidelines during the handover process.

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