There is no denying English charm. But however quaint and proper, there are times when culture and tradition must take a backseat to modern tenets of productivity and efficiency. For auto making in the U.K., that time is now. Parent Ford has put its foot down when it comes to a pair of its high-profile British marques: Jaguar and Land Rover. The two brands are part of Ford’s Premier Automotive Group, which was to provide a third of the auto maker’s total profits by mid-decade. The ...

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