It is always bad news when a car company thinks the answer to its problems is state aid.
As a long standing customer of Jaguar, I have never known the company offer such poor responses as it does today.
I have answered several of their surveys, but never once had a proper reply to the points I have made or to the complaints I have registered. Enquiries to switch vehicles are not followed up. The press comments to launch the XF concentrated on insulting people who had bought S types in the past, never a good sales strategy. Clearly they have failed to find all the new buyers they thought would replace the people who used to buy the S type.
Any government faced with a cash request from them should tell them to go and woo back their customers. Its sales they need, not subsidy.